First pair of trail shoes

what to wear for Beachy Head

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21/08/2010 at 18:17

As a regular road runner, I am about to face my first off road marathon in October (Beachy Head)

 I currently run in Asics 2150, yet need to also start to train running off road and am not sure of which trail  shoes to go for

All advice welcome



seren nos    pirate
21/08/2010 at 18:21

hi chris

I haven't done beachy head yet but will this year.......

i run in Asics 1150's and my son runs in asics 2150's and we both run in the asics trabuco trail shoes.......they are really comfortable and I have done loads of off road runs in them since i had them in december last year

21/08/2010 at 18:34

Thanks Seren nos

 good luck with beachy head

18/09/2010 at 22:33

Hi seren nos,

Are your trabucos the same size as your 2150s or did you have to go up a size?

I've had them in the past, and even 1/2 a size bigger was a bit snug.

Ta, Phil.

Edited: 18/09/2010 at 22:35
20/09/2010 at 12:38
I also run in 2150's on road and needed some off roaders.  Stuck with Asics as know the sizes.  Got Asics Gel Trail Attack's.  Bit cheaper than the Trabucos.  Both have good reviews.
seren nos    pirate
20/09/2010 at 13:02

My trabucos are actually 1/2 a size smaller than my running shoes...........they are both ladies style............I wear my running ones a full size or 2 bigger than my normal shoes..............I say 1 or 2 because I can'tt remember the last time I bought a pair of shoes that wasn't for running in............. and my feet might have clarify. I have usually been a 7 or occassionally 8 in normal shoes...but always run in ladies 9 .( which are bigger than the mens 8 1/2 for some reason)........but in the trabucos I run in 8 1/2's...........I probably don't want these to be loose or I would lose them in the mud.

 wemustbemad.............have those got any support for overpronation............I know the trabucos have and as some of the times the trails are hard or I have to run on roads to get to the mountains then I have found the trabuco's great in avoiding injuries on these surfaces.....

20/09/2010 at 13:03
if the weather is good leading up to BHM, then you won't need trail shoes as the trails will be hard packed and even if it does rain, the chalk soaks it up quickly so road shoes are fine most times. there's only a couple of short sections (in Friston Forest) that need extra grip even if it has been dry over most of the course.

keep an eye on the BHM thread in Events as the question of road vs trail for this event crops up every year - I live close to the route and know it well so will be keeping an eye on the trails for people and will post any observations there.

sure, if it's peeing down like last year then trail shoes will help. I also use Trabucos as my normal road shoe is Nimbus - Trabuco is fine for neutral and mild overpronators. they can feel snug at first but improve with wear. they can feel hard underfoot on road and hard pack trails but are fine when the going gets softer.

it always best if you bring road and trail shoes and then decide on race morning - 80% of the time, road will suffice
20/09/2010 at 13:32
I run in Adidas Kanadias, lovely fit and very light - personal preference and a good running shop will sort you out with fitting
20/09/2010 at 13:34

I stuck with same size and they are fine.

Hi  Seren Nos - I have orthotics - see attached link which hopefully is some help to you

seren nos    pirate
20/09/2010 at 13:45 you find them ok..........I take it you wear you orthotics in both........just wondering as the 2150's are for those who overpronate a lot........whilst the ones you linked to seem to be for those who are neutral or under pronate...........

As long as you find they are comfortable and not giving you any problems........then I all is well.

sprint for the line.My OH has those adidas ones and finds them good......he's a neutral runner....  pity my son didn't take after him instead of me

20/09/2010 at 16:04
Seren Nos - I have custom inserts - use in both shoes (to stop my foot rolling in) so don't worry too much about what the shoes is supposed to do as think this overrides - anyway it works......

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