I have only been trail running (or running at all, for that matter) for around 3 months. I originally bought some Asics Gel Fuji Trainer shoes which fit great, feel great and have performed excellently, for the most part. However, I have found their weakness and it is sloppy mud. The last few runs have seen me slipping and sliding around, struggling to gain traction.
I appreciate tht there are specific mud shoes available, but pretty much any run I do of a decent length has to involve short road sections (generally around 8-11km at the moment). Therefore, is there a shoe you could recommend that would be comparable to the Asics, but with better performance in the mud?
As there are my first ever trail running shoes, I am aware I may be expecting too much from a trail shoe, so please feel free to tell me to MTFU.
some of the inov8's are good all rounders, I have a pair of trailroc 245's and they are pretty good on all surfaces. however they are quite a low drop shoe (about 3mm) so if you want a higher one, the roclite might be better.
I train in the Inov9 Terrafly 313 GTX, These are actually for both on and off road, Really comfy, Great grip in muddy conditions and also great on the tarmac/concrete
Hope this helps
Thanks for the info guys. I looked at your suggestions and decided to give some Inov-8 Roclite 295s a go. They seem to be a good compromise. I'll let you know how I get on.
Good call, those 295s have the softer rubber compound which`ll help a little on harder surfaces... tried a pair myself but found them far too wide..
I have short but wide feet, so sounds perfect
I have the 295s - they are a good allrounder and great when you don't need a full on mudclaw or the like. Good in the mud but with enough cushioning and the softer rubber for the short sections of road. They are also a great trail shoe for drier conditions. Only problem you may find is that the softer rubber will wear down pretty quickly if you do a lot of road in them. Otherwise hard to fault and I find them a much better fit than the rest of the roclite range.
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