Brooks pure grit

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16/05/2012 at 17:21
Has anyone tried them? I'm looking for a lightweight preferably low heel drop trail shoe that can accommodate orthotics and is suitable for marathon/ ultra distances! Off road shoes I have tried so far are: saucony xodus - not bad but too heavy and clumpy and I keep getting a hotspot/ blister on arch with long distances! Adidas kanadia: too stiff Ran in them once and didn't like them Asics trail attack: blisters on toes and arch! Inov8 mudclaws: great for mud but most of my running is mixed terrain NB 110s : these would be brilliant if I could fit my right orthotic in it!!!
16/05/2012 at 23:14
I'd also be interested to hear thoughts on these. T2, what about saucony peregrines? Much lighter and less clumpy then the Xodus. I've done a fair number of 20 mile ish training runs in them and they are good
17/05/2012 at 06:55
I have thought about the peregrines they look like a good option, the only thing that stops me is the problem with the arch rubbing that I have on the xodus, I worry that the peregrine might have a similar one!!!
17/05/2012 at 09:01

I have the True Grit, and they are a very comfortable lightweight shoe, with pretty good cushioning that still gives you good feedback from the trail. I can't comment in orthotics though. I have run long distnaces in them, including the Thames Trot, with no issues. I now wear the Minimus 10 (I think) but would consider using the Grit for ultra distances.

17/05/2012 at 09:09
Thanks, do they have a removeable inner sole at all? They seem to be hard to track down in shops for me to look!!!
17/05/2012 at 12:25

They do have removeable soles. I'd give them a go, they are not at all extreme, and gave me no calf aches at all the way some minimalist shoes can. They are more of an intermediate shoe - elemental, I think they call them.

17/05/2012 at 14:17

Thanks, I found some in a local running shop so I now have them on my feet  Wow how comfy are they??? I'm looking forward to testing them this evening, slightly worried that the tread might not be aggressive enough for the wet muddy trails at the moment but hopefully it will try up a bit soon!!!!!

17/05/2012 at 14:24

They are okay in the thick stuff, but not too good on wet, slidey stuff. Anyway, enjoy, and report back.

17/05/2012 at 21:27
I only did 6.5 miles but managed to fit in shingle beach, dirt track, grass, hill, road, pavement and even a small bog! Verdict is brilliant shoe just need to do a nice long run in them now
17/05/2012 at 21:37

My new Saucony Kinvara 3 are great, lightweight, 4mm heel drop and work fine with my orthotics.  Done up to HM with my Kinvara 1's but loads of people marathon in them...

17/05/2012 at 21:38

DOH - noticed trail shoes.  I have just got a set of Innov-8 315's - very light and seem very good (although not had them on the tough stuff yet!)

17/05/2012 at 21:41
Thanks apparently there is a saucony kinvara trail going to be released, might be worth looking out for!
17/05/2012 at 23:16
Brooks, good tennis shoe.
18/05/2012 at 08:17
You seem to have a thing about tennis king kong!!!!
18/05/2012 at 11:39

Love the Cadence and now want to try the Grit. Where the hell stocks these?

18/05/2012 at 12:29
I just did a google shopping search!!!
18/05/2012 at 13:54

Can you try them on at Google? !


18/05/2012 at 14:56
No I used the search to find somewhere local that had them!
18/05/2012 at 14:57
If you already run in the cadence surely you wouldn't need to try them on as the shoe is pretty similar?
18/05/2012 at 15:08

I did that too. Belfast is a little too far for me to travel from Leeds.

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