Terra Plana EVO breaking down after many rounds of trail.

I have signed up for the coming NorthFace 100Duo on 08 Oct 2010. So recently I been training on trail road at macritchie reservoir. I was actually hoping to take part in TNF with EVO, but it seems that EVO may not really be a durable shoe for trail running.

I think I had about 10 runs with EVO at macritchie reservoir and the tear by the side starts getting bigger and bigger. A very good and comfortable shoe but it may not be durable?

ItemsI suspect that the cut is due to the rocks and stones that rub against the material during the run

ItemsThe side joint should have used stronger glue?

2 thoughts on “Terra Plana EVO breaking down after many rounds of trail.

  1. Hi Bryan,
    Here at Vivobarefoot we’re aware that there have been some issues with some of Evo’s from the very first 1st production run. We acknowledged that in some sporadic and rare cases, some shoes tore on the upper and we’ve taken immediate action to correct this.
    The 2nd Evo production run (from May), and of course future production, has a much stronger mesh (still just as lighweight and breathable) that performs up to 15 times better in the flex tests with much higher consistency than the first batch. The first mesh was from a reputed supplier and tested in the lab, but, seems there were some irregularities and we’ve corrected that.
    We will of course replace any shoes that have torn prematurely (reasonably) and rest assured that the Evo has evolved and all shoes on sale now are from the new production.

    Please email me: if you have any questions jamie at terraplana dot com

    Best regards,

    Jamie

    1. Hi Jamie,

      Thank you so much for the prompt response:)

      Understand that the pair of EVO that I had was a 1st production run from the local distributor few days ago,
      I will be looking forward in the future production of EVO : )

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