Is there a trail equivalent to Nike Equalon?
Looking to do my first trail race soon. I would consider myself a heavier runner and currently wear Nike (Ladies) Air Equalon for all my other running. I overpronate and the Equalons have been perfect for me.
I would want a shoe which would get me through the mud, forest and slippery stones, but could also use on sections of country road / pathway, and would give me the cushioning and protection from overpronation that my Equalons give me.
I suppose also I'm looking for something not too expensive as I doubt I will be using these ones as much as my other shoes...
Any advice greatly appreciated
I have looked at the Trail Shoe Guides etc on Runners World and in the magazine but was wondering what people thought from practical experience -
I've just bought some Salomon Speed Cross for my first forray in to Trail running. I haven't worn them in anger yet but they were like pulling on carpet slippers and are so comfortable. They are extremely lightweight and unisex. The bloke in the shop (I know he wanted to sell them to me but...) said he did trail/fell running (he also said all the right things so I don't think it was bulls**t) and said he had these and that they were great, even better than the more expensive models Salomon do...so I bought them.
If you have a CCC or Go-Outdoors shop nearby you can pick some up in the sale for £45 (that's £20 off). Hope this helps.
Think I'm in a similar situation you - I would only be running trail once or twice a year, and perhaps breaking the trail shoes out in winter if the disused railway lines and canals we use get overly muddy or snowy.
I've got a while till the race yet, might go and see the nice man at the local running shop on Wednesday, they were the people who got me on to the Equalons a couple of years ago so I trust their advice - I'll let you know the outcome!
After much deliberating and advice from the running shop, invested in a pair of Inov8 Roclites
I'm not going to find Equalons for trail, but because of the different terrain, a slightly different shoe is ok. The Inov8s seem so far so good on the first couple of outings.
The Roclites are excellent shoes!They are my preferred shoes for most things off-road - including the occasional bit of scramblingGood choice
Just purchased a pair of Roclites 320 about three weeks ago. I absolutely love them!
I'm looking for more off- road training runs just so I can wear them more often.
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