Do I get Trail Shoes?

5 messages
01/01/2013 at 11:30

Was always a huge fan of the Brookds Radius trainer. Did a lot of long distance running years ago but over the last few years have cut back but still do 3 miles, 4 mornings a week and its a hilly run.

6 months ago I repalced my last pair of Brooks and as I couldn't get anymore I elected to get a pair of Mens Asics Gel Cumulus 12 Neutral Cushioned. I bought on line and have to admit once they arrived I wasn't overly happy. I found them quite wide at the toe. We are very lucky that we live in the countryside and my run can be a bit muddy. Its 1/2 countryside track and 1/2 country road.

The issue i now face is that the Asics have disintegrated by the toe due to the recent wet weather and I need to replace.

Any advice on a hard wearing shoe that can cover country paths, and road?


01/01/2013 at 17:07

Brooks do a good trail shoe- adrenaline GTS , I think it's called, mine are great on road and tracks - not for extreme trail conditions, they are still going well after 400 miles.

01/01/2013 at 17:31

Thanks, They get exceeltn reviews and I have had great expereince of Brooks in the past (why di dhtye stop the radius?). Have not liked the Asics.

Got myself a pair of the Adrenaline on line. Thnaks agian.

PSC    pirate
01/01/2013 at 18:12

erm, the adrenaline GTS isn't a trail shoe.  It's a road shoe.  The GTX is the trail shoe.  They are OK for decent paths/trails, but not so good when it gets a bit more serious.

LINK TO Brooks Running

01/01/2013 at 18:28

PSC..Thanks, I may have over stated my requirements by saying trail, it was more hard wearing, My run is 50% country path/trail and 50% road. The trail is very muddy at present as they have had trucks on it as they have been wood clearing but most of the time even in heavy rain the path is fine. 

The Asics I bought a few months back I don't like and they have disentegrated in the rain of late anyway (convenient excuse to replace!)

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
5 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums