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OCRWC: Facebook Live videos

fbliveDuring OCR World Championships, Paul and Josh were live streaming any chance we had – and rather than let them vanish into the depths of Facebook’s archives, I wanted to grab them, and put them somewhere you can view them in order to relive, or simply experience the 2016 OCR World Championships.

Enjoy the moments.

Thursday (Road trips)-

The #NESOCRWC road trip is approaching the Canadian border – let's chat about what we're looking forward to this weekend with Josh, Kevin and Sandy

Posted by New England Spahtens on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Just got our first look at the OCR World Championships festival area and finish line. You are NOT going to want to miss this event!

Posted by New England Spahtens on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Walking around the festival area and exploring some of the obstacles nearby – jump in and check it out

Posted by New England Spahtens on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Josh has worn his OCRWC Band since the 2015 and hasn't taken the thing off since. That ends tonight…

Posted by New England Spahtens on Thursday, October 13, 2016


Friday (Short course)-

Urban sky

Posted by New England Spahtens on Friday, October 14, 2016

End …

Posted by New England Spahtens on Friday, October 14, 2016

Muddy Highlander is back at the finish line.

Posted by New England Spahtens on Friday, October 14, 2016

Finishing up

Posted by New England Spahtens on Friday, October 14, 2016

Pasta dinner

Posted by New England Spahtens on Friday, October 14, 2016

Saturday (15k course)-

Saturday

Posted by New England Spahtens on Saturday, October 15, 2016

First female coming tgroug

Posted by New England Spahtens on Saturday, October 15, 2016

First female for real

Posted by New England Spahtens on Saturday, October 15, 2016

2nd place female

Posted by New England Spahtens on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Posted by New England Spahtens on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunday (Team course)-

OCRWC venue

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

And then this happened

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mens

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Team wall

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Team wave with NES

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Andoff

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Flux on agility

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Josh back on the rig

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Live from the wreck bag carry – momma hen!

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sandy wrapping up the wreck bag carry

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

NES team coming through

Posted by New England Spahtens on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Reebok All Terrain Super OR – first look

Reebok All Terrain OR 2015

This morning, the mailman dropped off a couple of boxes, direct from Canton, MA – headquarters of Reebok HQ – and in those boxes were some new shoes to check out – the Reebok All Terrain Super OR.

This is, effectively, the third generation of All Terrain Super – and just like they do with their other shoe lines, Reebok has gradually and incrementally improved the shoe with each revision.

Check my comparison of the first generation here, and the Thunder 2.0, a more casual/training version of the All Terrain that was released in the second generation.

So – what do we have here.

Weight: 7.8oz for mens, 6.4oz for women’s
Drop: 5mm (7mm at the front, 12mm at the rear)

This is a racing shoe. Unlike the Thunder 2.0, this is not a training / casual shoe. There will be a Thrive model coming soon for that. This is for hitting the courses, completing obstacles, and getting you through quickly – not for long miles on mountains.

According to Reebok, the shoe weighs 8oz – and if you’ve worn either previous model, it’s about the same weight. It has an 8mm drop, but frankly, with the minimal mid sole, it feels much lower. The shoe is definitely a light weight, minimal feel shoe.

Reebok All Terrain OR 2015They’ve kept the things that worked – this is key, because in many area’s, the shoe DID work well. The tread pattern and depth don’t appear to have changed. The lugs are aggressive and if anything like previous generations, they work well. The H2O draining is effective and easily the most unique, most appreciated feature of the shoe.

They’ve changed things that didn’t work – the material of the upper – at least in the first generation – failed all the time. I wore mine out quickly, with my wide toe box. The second generation was more resilient, but in my Thunder 2.0’s, it did feel plasticy at times. Having said that, I wear my Thunder 2.0’s all the damn time – just not for racing. The new CorDura material they use here is considerably improved over last year.

Reebok All Terrain OR 2015

I have no idea why they included speed lacing. In OCR, thats a recipe for getting gummed up and difficult to use.

The fit – this is polarizing. This is a race day shoe, so the fit is designed to be snug. I get that. However, I have a fairly wide toe box, and these feel tight to me. This is what ripped the sides out of my old All Terrain Super’s. However, the material feels much sturdier, and the actual FEEL is comfortable. I could wear these all day, and doubt I’d blister – but if you’re looking for a wide, roomy and more comfortable fit, these won’t be the shoes for you. I’ll have to wear these for a while to see if they’re the shoes for me.

Watch my video review, below – lots more detail in there. Also┬áscores are being given BEFORE a test wear – and I’ll update once I’ve got miles behind me – I feel I can make educated scoring now, due to the similarity with previous generation shoes.

Also check out our first look at the more plush Reebok All Terrain Thrill’s for 2016!

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