"New, low, light and featuring an improvement on an already monster grip, the S-LAB FELLCROSS 2 continues to dominate as it was designed for racers, by the world's top fell running racers."
To help you understand how these shoes perform I will score them 1 - 10 (1 = low, 10 = high) on 10 categories which encompass a good minimalist trail and fell shoe, giving them an overall score out of 100:
The grip and traction provided by the Fellcross 2 is what this shoe is all about. Put the Fellcross 2 in wet, grassy, muddy slop and you just cannot fault the grip. Fact! The new, more aggressive and updated Contagrip chevron pattern that juts out the bottom of the sole and tears apart any soft terrain it comes into contact with will certainly maximise your chances of staying on your feet and off your backside in wet conditions. I thought the grip of the earlier Fellcross 1 was excellent, but this really is an update worth investing in. Not only is the grip in mud improved, but there is much needed improvement on wet rocky trails and hard surfaces with significantly less slip. Also, I am pleased to say that after many weeks and a fair few kilometers on various trail surfaces, the Fellcross show less signs of wear and tear in comparison to the Fellcross 1's, therefore suggesting that the Fellcross 2, as far as the soles and grip are concerned, will likely last a little longer.
|Improved grip of the Fellcross 2
|The Fellcross 1 grip
|Testing the Fellcross 2 on Walla Crag, Derwent Water
|Two happy Fellcross customers in The Lakes