Dirty Girl Gaiters
Dirty Girl Gaiters are running gaiters that are specially designed to fit over a running shoe. If you don’t like rocks and other things getting in your shoes while running, than look no farther; Dirty Girl Gaiters are for you.
Dirty Girl Gaiters Design of Simplicity
Dirty Girl Gaiters are made of stretch Lycra that closely snugs around your shoe and ankle preventing rocks and debris from getting in your shoes. I don’t know about you, but for me there is nothing more annoying than rocks in my shoes, even little bitty ones. And this is the magic of Dirty Girl Gaiters! Such a simple design that provides maximum benefit.
When I first started trail running I use to use mountaineering gaiters that had a strap that went under my shoes. This was of course held on by a generous amount of duct tape. Dirty Girl Gaiters solved this issue by sewing on a small hook at the front of the Dirty Girl Gaiter and sewing on a piece of Velcro to the back. The small hook attaches to the front of you shoe laces, and the Velcro in the back attaches to the heal of the shoe. This configuration eliminates the need to have a strap under the shoes.
The loop part of the Velcro is sewn onto the inside heal of the Dirty Girl Gaiters and then you need to apply the hooks part of the Velcro to the heal of your shoe. The secret of applying the hooks to your shoe is to clean the area off with rubbing alcohol and dry it off. The other secret is to cut the corners of the hooks piece so it
has rounded corners. Having the rounded corners extends the longevity of the hooks staying attached to the heal of your shoe.
Make a Statement with Your Dirty Girl Gaiters
As the Dirty Girl Gaiters web site states “anyone can wear black gaiters”. And if black is your color, you will not be able to find them at Dirty Girl Gaiters. With Dirty Girl Gaiters there is a large color pallet of bright vibrant fun patterns and crazy designs. Dirty Girl Gaiters even has Hawaiian gaiters to match/clash with my Hawaiian shirts.
Hit More Than Just the Trail in Dirty Girl Gaiters
Sure, Dirty Girl Gaiters are perfect for the trail, but I have taken them farther. I use them during road races and marathons. I also use them for snowshoe racing to help keep the laces ice-free. I have had comments at road marathons from other runners, but always end up being the envy of all the runners with my Dirty Girl Gaiters. In the 6 year that have been wearing Dirty Girl Gaiters I have never had to stop to empty my shoes out.
Overall Rating of the Dirty Girl Gaiters
I give the Dirty Girl Gaiters a 5 stars out of 5 stars. These light-weight, breathable, easy-to-use gaiters should be a “must have” piece of gear for any runners arsenal for race day and training apparel. I don’t go for a run without my my Dirty Girl Gaiters! To order your very own pair go to Dirty Girl Gaiters and start running in style!