I am doing a 30 miler with mixed terrain, including a fairly substantial amount of road. I currently run in Kinvara 3's on the road but I find them a bit slippy off-road and they seem to retain water when I run through burns. I also use Saucony peregrines for off road but I find them far too hard on the road. I am thinking of getting some new balance minimus trail 10v2 but I am wondering if they will be too minimal for me for that distance. Although I am used to the kinvaras I do heel strike a fair bit - though not as much as I used to. Any advice? Also if I was to go for the minimus trails, what is there sizIng like? I wear a 5.5 in my Saucony's - a half size up from my normal shoes.
Can anyone recommend any minimalist shoes that would be good for both trail and road. I am doing a 30 mile mixed terrain race with a fairly substantial amount of road in it. I currently run in Saucony Kinvara 3's which I love but are just too slidy on wet grass, mud or even loose stones. I normally wear Saucony peregrines for off-road and again I'm really happy with them but I find them far too hard for road. I've been looking at the New balance minimus trail shoe and also the Brooks Pure Grit but I was wondering how they would be on the road. Any advice?