A bit of banter over at ptc's the other night got me thinking about the lack of bright colours in my wardrode. All my stuff is either Green or Black or Charcoal or Graphite or whatever. I thought at first that my Aspira Jacket in Red (sorry, Fire) and Black was the sole exception and then I remembered these babies.
The Nike Tallac. I've had them for a few years now and I've done more miles in them than I can count. I think that's why I forget about them; they're my footwear of choice. It's a no-brainer. They're too hot for warm weather and I still prefer my Hillmaster GTX's for snow (or the La Sportiva Makalu's, if I'm feeling particularly masochistic) but, 9 times out of 10, it's the Tallacs.
They're light, waterproof and so damn comfy that I forget I'm wearing them. My only gripe is the weedy tread pattern on the sole. Give them something a bit more aggressive and they'd be perfect.
Plus, they look weird. Even a tad garish. The plasticy exo-skeleton is a bit mental but, considering the abuse they've had, it's held up well. And they don't really "go" with anything. Or they didn't until I bought the OMM packs. That black dyneema looks awfy familiar.
I've never seen anybody else wearing them either so there's an exclusivity factor. Or maybe everybody else thinks they're crap. Who knows or indeed cares? They work for me. My feet love them and when my feet are happy, I'm happy.