First pair of trail shoes
I was wondering if anyone could give me some help in selecting Trail shoes. My normal running shoes are, New Balance M1260RB - http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/details.cfm?ProdID=9770 as I over pronate slightly and require a bit of stability.
I quite like these as they have a nice amount of cushioning and support but are not too heavy and so I find them really comfortable to run in. I want to find something that might be similar but for off-road running and have no idea where to start.
Any help would be brilliant, thank you in advance!
Your feet rarely strike flat ground when running off-road so support & cushioning have far less of an impact on shoe choice..
As Roland says, support and cushioning tend to be minimal in off-road shoes as the ground is generally softer and uneven. That said, some shoes have more cushioing than others and the type of ground you intend to run on will determine how much grip you need.
Ive been runningnin these after trying a few in the Inov8s range
Love them loads of grip,lightweight and bouncy
another fan of the wave harriers.. ran in mine today with great grip. What surface/conditions do you need your shoes for? If you are running along a gravel trail then you can go for a shoes that is closer to a road shoe, if you are in deep mud, steep trails, and rocks then you might be better off with a fell shoe. Some manufactuers are also narrower than others... brooks have a wide trail shoe, asics medium, inov8/salomen are relatively narrow. Inov8/Salamon and Mizuno Wave harriers have an aggressive sole, the Brooks ones don't. Asics (fuji gel) are OK for most stuff (although they nearly crippled me on a recent 50k run)! Grrrr
anniesophie wrote (see)
Any suggestions for a trail shoe that would be similar fit to asics GT 2160, Or latest version GT 2000... Is it best to keep with asics as I know they fit my feet well?
Asics 'Trabuco 14' were their trail equivalent to the GT-2160, and the 'Fuji Trabuco' in their current range is the equivalent to the the GT-2170 / GT-2000.
Also worth noting for those who race in Asics DS Racer's, the Fuji Racer is the trail equivalent to the DS Racer 9 - same fit with some trail features added.
Thanks for all the info guys. I ended up going to SweatShop and get myself a pair of Adidas Kanadias. I was however tempted by some bright orange and yellow Asics but ended up going for the ones that were alot more comfortable. Now to get me some off-road runs in!
Enjoy! Mine have been great.
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