2013 Death Race Gear: Shoes

June 7, 2013By Anthony MatesiDeath Race 1 Comment

Last year I learned a valuable lesson about Death Race gear choices….don’t wear a shoe that is beginning to get low on tread. After over 30 hours I finally had a chance to switch shoes. The beginning half of the event I went with an extra comfy shoe, especially based on my standard of having … Read More

Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 vs Bare Grip 200 Shoe Face-Off

October 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 13 Comments

Two pairs of Inov-8’s, both minimalist off-road trail shoes that truly deliver all the grip you need to compete in the obstacle race circuits.  Before writing this review I wanted to make sure both pairs of shoes were put through the ultimate tests.  Following the Death Race, I discovered that it was time to start … Read More

News Update: Getting Back to the Obstacle Races

September 12, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews No Comments

Since the Death Race I have been on a bit of an adventure/obstacle race hiatus with the exception of that pitiful excuse for a race in Downtown Chicago, Mud Wars, and a few visits to Dirt Runner to help them build and test run Illinois’ first permanent obstacle course training park.  That all changes for the … Read More