Just thought I’d let you know I took your gaiters out for a test yesterday. My shoes are very loose fitting and always let rocks in even just on the footpath. After a dirty trail and several little river crossings my feet remained free of rocks!
After losing countless minutes while trail running, to empty out stones and grit from my running shoes, I decided to jump online and ask for advice on the Coolrunning forum. It was here that running guru BrettsRun informed me of RocBloc, running gaitors made right here in Australia. So it was, that I called Cathy and was stunned to discover that for a fraction of the price that I would have paid buying them from the U.S, I could have a pair of Australian gaitors around my ankles within a few days.
True to her word, the gaitors arrived within three-days, ready for my assault on the 2009 Six Foot Track race. The instructions were easy to follow, the gaitors fitted perfectly and yes, I was saved many precious minutes during the race, as during the entire event, not one single piece of grit or rock entered my running shoes.
Here’s some pictures too. If I can, I’ll try and get some better ones, which show the gaitors better on my next run.
–Lee Baker from
They are such a clever design and we are both really excited about trying them out!
Thankyou so much.
By the way, Max and I tested them out yesterday running 36km of the 6ft track and crossing quite a few creeks and a river and they worked well.
I stuck a couple more pieces of Velcro on the side of my shoes and this held them in place and made them more effective in the creek crossings!
And they looked so good too!!!!!!
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