/ Recommend a trail running shoe?
Looking for something in between for running on the trails.
Any tips, gratefully received.
My preference for trail (not fell) are the salomon speedcross.
Adidas Kanadias might be worth looking at, found them a good shoe for runs with a mix of road and offroad.
Plenty cushioning for the tarmac sections and decent grip for the offroad(although the current Kanadia 4 has a tendency to have you sliding sideways in sloping mud, new Kanadia 5 on the way and from pics I've seen the tread pattern might sort this issue.)
Mizuno Wave Harrier
I've got a pair of these, love them. Not sure if they've been replaced by version 8 or 9 yet
These Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
Me too, very comfy shoes. Happily run on the road in them too :)
Second that. I'm running on a lot of snow and ice at the moment and the snow bunches up a bit in the midfoot area but on the whole they're good, and handled the autumn mud well.
I mainly run trails.
However, a thread like this just demonstrates how if you ask 10 people you will get 12 different answers. What works for me won't necessarily work for the OP so just get out and experiment. It sounds like you run offroad enough already to know what you're looking for.
Ditto, I bought Flyroc's recommended on UKC. Great shoes, really comfortable and sure.
If you're used to running in the Mudclaws then look for some other Inov8's with the same transition (prob 2). Ive got a new pair of roclite 295's for trail running and they feel great.
If they fit, a pair of these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mizuno-wave-ascend-7-shoes-aw12/
Or the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
I've been very pleased with both.
Salomon Speed Cross are fantastic!
I have used them on trails and open fells...
I find them very comfortable on all surfaces and the cable tightening is a major plus point, If your like me, really picky about how tight you want them to be, they are the way to go as the wire lace system is great for quickly making minor adjustments in how tight you want them.
Definitely recommend them!
oh, and they look amazing too! mine and bright blue with orange treads. :D
sportiva wildcats - trail and fell - excellent for both - am on my second pair and definitely recommend them
I really like last year's Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance, for trail running. I found nothing else with as good support under the instep, although I understand some find it too much. I've just bought two more pairs as they are discontinued in "guidance" form.
First pair did start to split a little I confess. Wiggle replaced them so I am hopeful all ok now.
Personally, I find Kanadias to be cheaply made, lumpy where the tongue attaches for example. They are cheap and have an excellent sole.
The sizing comes up particularly small on them too, I find.
I guess you get what you pay for.
I am surprised you feel longevity is the experience with Innov8, I own a few pairs and like them for what they are, but the usual debate is which go first, soles or uppers, the answer for both is usually quickly.
To the OP, do you need much support in trail shoes, I thought the standard view is that uneven ground tends to make it superfluous. I find the Salomons far too unstable due to the amount of drop in the heel on most models, particularly the Speed Cross. I do most of my trail miles in Adidas Adizero XT.
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