Is there a shoe out there that is suitable for all terrains? I'm looking for a shoe that can handle ultra races of up to 60 miles that can have up to 15-20 miles on road, with the rest being on the fells and trails. My last 2 pairs have been Inov8 315s but I'm looking for something different that I can also get up to 500 miles out of.
Kanadias are great off road and I see lots using them on road so can't be too bad, I just find the hard rubber that works so well off road, means zero grip on wet tarmac.
all in all it's like asking if there's a coat you can wear all year round, and the answer is probably no
Thanks for the advice everyone. The Kanadias are tempting and I may go for but I'm also going to have a look at the Salomon SpeedCross2 Trail which are usually £90 but half price at Go Outdoors at the moment. Anyone had any of these?
I use speedcross 2's alot but wouldnt like to run far on the road in them. Have no problems with the odd road section when bouncing from trail to trail and show little signs of wear considering its not really what theyre made for.
They are a tight fit though so best try before you buy.
pro 3d ultras could probably see you good but personally i couldnt run in them as they were far to rigid.
Roclite 285s seem pretty good to me, a bit lower to the ground so more dextrous when descending yet didn't give me issues on Hardmoors 55. 295s are good for the extra cushioning if you think you need - same as 315s, but less weight. The studs on 285s are more grippy and supposed to wear quicker, but mine are 400m old and seem fine.
Both are fine on road, but I don't like to cover too much road in them as figure this will wear the studs quicker. I figure my trails runs rarely contain more than 25% road.
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