Patagonia Release Review
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The Women’s Patagonia Release is a trail shoe that is designed to provide extreme comfort and support during higher mileage runs. The Release weighs 23 ounces/pair and is by no means a light trainer. The Release, however, does provide some excellent trade offs by providing incredible shock absorption and cushioning. The Release was tested on trail runs and day hikes. The dynamic fit lacing system and TPU Arch Bridge provide a snug fit that worked with a variety of our testers foot types. Testers with a narrower foot found the toe box and heel to be a tad roomy and suggest that perhaps sizing down by a half size would help with this issue. We tested the Release on a variety of terrain, including trails with stream crossings; testers enjoyed the breathable mesh upper that allowed for ventilation and faster drying times. The tread placement and Vibram sole combine to provide sticky traction when needed. Overall, the Release is a durable trail shoe for training runs or day hikes. For more information on the Release and other footwear from Patagonia, please visit www.patagonia.com.