What's a good 2nd best for women on a budget
my missus runs in Mizono Wave Harrier 2's. She's been through umpteen pairs in the last xx years and they have done her proud. I'm sure (if you shop around on the interweb) you can find them for about £40ish...
edit to add...
I should have added that she ONLY runs off road... and has gone through the mara distance about 35 times in races in the above shoes.... no blisters, little slippage in the mud, good grip on the hard stuff too. (they do pong though)!!
Have you tried ebay? I managed to get a new pair of inov8 mudrocs for about £30 a few weeks ago...
I know what you mean about the Inov-8s - the price have just got ridiculous of late.
I second the wave harrier - good grip off road but with some cushioning for a mile or 2 on the road. You should be able to pick those up for under £50 (or even less if you can find last years model). Also look out for Adidas Kanadia (not as grippy but more cushioning.) My wife picked some up for £35 a couple of months ago.
I got some Inov-8 Roclite 260s about a month ago - they've been great on mud, grass, forest tracks and road since and half price too:
p.s if you haven't voted yet for the ASICS Target 26.2 team - please consider giving me a chance:
Evie May wrote (see)
I've seen the Adidas Kanadia recommended a few times before. How do they size up? Pete S, did your wife have to go a half size, or even full size up at all?
Own a pair of Kanadia TR3`s and required a 1/2 size bigger, there quite heavy and don`t feel very responsive, the little lugs on the sole are too close together so they clog up quite quickly, the heels quite high so they don`t feel very stable over technical terrain like rocks/roots etc...
The Adidas Adizero XT3`s a far superior shoe in every way....
My wife is a 4 1/2 but has the kanadia in a 5. Not sure they had half sizes anyway an she has wide feet. She's been chuffed to bits with them and they've been great for training and a couple of off-road 10ks. Not been too wet or muddy though - not sure how well they would cope with that.
PSC wrote (see)
(they do pong though)!!
Not sure what it is about the wave harrier 2s but mine used to stink like cat p###!
Doesn't seem so bad with the harrier 3 though
Roland McCartney wrote (see)
Own a pair of Kanadia TR3`s and required a 1/2 size bigger, there quite heavy and don`t feel very responsive, the little lugs on the sole are too close together so they clog up quite quickly, the heels quite high so they don`t feel very stable over technical terrain like rocks/roots etc... The Adidas Adizero XT3`s a far superior shoe in every way....
Pete S wrote (see)
Thank you both.
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