I was contacted last week by a representative for Vibram, the world leader in high-performance rubber soles. She had recently been following my blog and asked me if I'd be interested in doing a product test for them. Of course being the gear hound that I am, I agreed to do the test. Yesterday, I received a pair of Patagonia’s Release shoe with the Vibram outsoles to test out on the trails. After I get some miles on them I will offer an honest review of the sole and the shoe. Check back with me in a few weeks for the results.