Hi there. I currently run in cushioned trail shoes but after a recent mud run I've noticed they are a little worse for wear - they are 2 years old anyway.
I'd like to move towards minimalist shoes and 90% of my running is on muddy trails with some loose gravel tracks here and there. I've been looking at all the options but what I'd really like is a shoe that will provide me with some support without being too heavy. I'll also need good grip underneath too.
Inov-8 seem to be a good option but I have rather wide feet so not sure if they would suit. I know Adidas kanadia have a good rep but that may be too much cushioning. Any ideas/advice is much appreciated!
What a fantastic race, brilliantly organised and amazing support all the way around. It was my first Marathon so I didn't know how to pace it and then hit the wall at 20 miles in spectacular fashion! At 23 miles my right thigh cramped up so I walked most of the remaining distance and I now have a toenail hanging off!
I was hoping for sub 5 and finished in 5:07 so I'm reasonably pleased considering all the walking at the end.
So sad to hear about the young man, my thoughts are with his family.
I'm looking for a shoe that is suitable for trail running and also capable of high road mileage. I have rather wide feet and I plan to go shopping soon to assess comfort and sizes etc but was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I've been recommended Brooks Cascadia 7's because they offer good support too ( I'm a moderate over pronator ).
I plan to use them for marathon training so they need to be able to cope with lots of miles on various surfaces.
I know the obvious answer is to buy 2 pairs of shoes but I can't afford it!