I have for quite a while been running on/off road in a pair of Adidas Kanadia TR shoes.
I'm in need of a new pair (long over due !) could you be so kind as to advise on a suitable pair for on/off road use ?
My kanadia shoes when i bought them were about £45.00 so my budget i guess will be arround that sort of price.
I went to all the usuall outlets and tried on most of the limited offerings but I'm however tempted to buy the same make/model again as i had no problems with them and they are still availiable in my size.
I spent years running in army combat boots so a pair of slippers are comfortable to me. I guess it's about time i started looking after myself a bit better
Any help and advice given is greatly appreciated.
I have just managed to get a pair in my size, but be warned, try them on for size, I am usually an 11 in running shoes but I bought a size 12 in these, the sizes are slightly smaller than usual I think.
I have worn them twice off road and had a bit of a bad ankle twist when I slipped in the mud last week, so the grip in mud is not so great but otherwise they feel OK for £45.
Hello & many thanks for your replies !
I'm roughly a 7.5, so I'm guessing I would need an 8.5?
Does it matter that I normally have to wear cushioned trainers when road running?
Also, if I were to order them online at sweatshop, could I take them into my nearest store if they didn't fit properly, or can I return them?
Thank you for the comments so far - most useful
Vixx76, you would probably be a 8.0 or 8.5, if they are slightly too big you could use insoles which is what I did. I am also a wearer of cushioned shoes, so I thought the insoles would be a good idea. I think that the cushioning is not so important running off road anyway, but i wouldn't use them for road running alone.
I am sure you could take tham back to nearest store, don't see why not.
Im normally a 7 or 7.5 depending on fit and bought a pair of 8.5s from Herunsheruns in manchester (offshoot of Sweatshop) Having told the lad in the shop about the sizing thing (he didnt know even tho it is on the Sweatshop website) - he also tried to suggested the womens (brown!?!?) version to me -no way (dont think they go up to 8.5)
havent actually worn them yet - they are very light and not particularly cushioned or supportive but should be ok off road
need at least 1 size if not 1.5 in latest version.
I am trying to get a pair from sweatshop but they havn't got any in the right size.
just bought a pair of these and run 6 miles off road on mix of trails,woodland, hardpack,rocky, kanadia's performed well in all of these.Comfortable from the off, just had to go up a size from my normal shoe size, so its important to try before you buy these shoes.Good amount of cushioning without loosing touch with the ground underfoot, and also pretty stable on uneven ground, great shoes.
I bought a pair of Kanadia Tr4s size 9 as I am a sz 9 in other trainers. I agree that they are too tight so I will be buying a 9.5 or 10.
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