Combo trail / road men's shoe for wide foot

Suggestions please

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29/01/2012 at 17:22

Last year I bought a pair of Mizuno Wave Ascend 5 for use on mixed runs (bit of road / bit of trail).

At first they suited me fine but as my runs have got a bit longer (and maybe my feet spread a bit?) I find that they are too narrow in the toe box.

Can anyone with wide feet suggest some candidates for a replacement pair?  I'm after:

  • wide-ish fit in the toes
  • good balance between grip in mud and longevity on road
  • not goretex / waterproof

Thanks

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PS my normal road running shoes are Brooks GTS 11.  I've read folks recommending these for trails which may work fine for them but is no good for me.  Mud where I am is fairly gloopy but the Mizuno's handle this well where my Brooks have me sliding all over the shop!

Edited: 29/01/2012 at 17:27
30/01/2012 at 16:00

I tried on a bunch of shoes today and went for a size 11 (half size up on usual) Saucony Xodus 2.

I quite fancied a pair of Salomon shoes (appearance + never had a pair before) but they were all way too narrow.

A run this afternoon confirms that while the fit with the new shoes is snug-ish at the mid-foot I'm not getting the toe-crunching I was with my Mizunos.

So I'm happy


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