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Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Posts: 8
Kentucky, United States
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2010 01:24 pm GMT   topTop
Does anyone use gaiters for winter trail runs, and if so are there any you can recommend. I am doing a 15 mile trail run and snow will be on the ground, will these help to keep my feet dry?
Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 18
New York, United States
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2010 02:42 pm GMT   topTop
Gaiters will help keep your feet dry. They'll cover a good part of your shoes and prevent snow from getting in them. For a trail run, ankle gaiters should be sufficient. If the snow is deep, you might think about longer gaiters.
Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 6
Alabama, United States
Posted: Mon 26 Jul 2010 08:02 pm GMT   topTop
I ran an ultra in teh snow once... Waterproof shoes will keep your feet dry!

Gaiters really only keep rocks and some water splashes out.

The best basic debris gaiters: http://www.dirtygirlgaiters.com/
Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 16
Colorado, United States
Posted: Sat 22 Jan 2011 09:50 pm GMT   topTop
There are water resistant gaiters out there that are good for snow running, I own an old pair of the OR Flex-tex Low gaiters( REI also has something similar) with gore-tex shoes & Smartwool socks work great in snow. If a wet creek crossing is a possible, then going with goretex shoes is a bad idea, reason being: if something is designed to keep it out.... if it gets in, it can't get out either. Better to use shoes that are good drainers with the Smartwool socks. I do use the fore mentioned Dirty Girls Gaiters in summer(really flashy colors & styles but us trails runners are a flashy bunch anyway!) My wife calls them my "shoe panties", they are great for twigs, pebbles & other small debris from getting in the shoes & are inexpensive. Good Luck! Jeff

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Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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New York, China
Posted: Wed 26 Jan 2011 06:37 am GMT   topTop
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Joined: 15 Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Florida, United States
Posted: Fri 15 Apr 2011 12:30 am GMT   topTop
We don't get much snow down here in florida, but incase you are ever down here try out a pair of my gaiters....keep all the junk out, run through rivers, and quick drying...
We do a lot of trail running in really sandy places as we don't have anything higher then Mt. Trash-moore so I started making and selling these to friends. Good luck! B