Roland McCartney

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What does salomon soft ground mean?

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 20:42

Owned a pair of Slab Sense Soft Grounds but would never buy them again, if your after a shoe for softer ground Inov-8s Roclites fair much better.. 

For the record Salomons Sense Pros are superb for long runs over dry`ish terrain but struggle if its slightly damp... 


Alternative to Salomon Speedcross

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:21

Inov8s Roclite 295s .... 


What is your favourite "gear"

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 06:48

Without a doubt its Inov8s X-Talon 212 shoe, such an amazing amazing blend of Grip, low weight and amazing stability..... 


Trail Shoes

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 13:48

Use different shoes for different conditions ..

Salomon sense pros for dry conditions

Salomon Slab Speed  - medium dry to muddy 

Inov8 Mudclaw 265  - serious mud.

Inov8 Oroc 280 - snow/ice



Supportive Trail Shoes

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 21:02

Good luck with those, picked up a pair of Slab Speeds the other day and there superb... 

Supportive Trail Shoes

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 20:49

Covered many miles in Trailroc 255s and agree 100% with you regarding there drop in performance when the going gets mucky, also owned the Salomon XA PRO 3Ds that Kattefjaes mentions but found they had even less grip than the Trailrocs.. 

If you want decent grip in a shoe with better cushioning - under foot protection than the Trailrocs then have a good look at the Salomon Fellraisers .. 



Calf guards

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:35

Have two pairs, 1x Salomon Exo and 1x BV sport...

There used @ the height of summer for shinn protection when some of my fav trails are over grown with nettles`n brambles etc ...

Shop for minimalist running shoes Surrey

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 06:12

Theres some amazing trail running around the Farnham area Gareth, getting quite slippery though so I`m using Mudclaw 265s...

btw, what did you purchase.....??


Best Jacket To Wear

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:12

Was toasty warm wearing the following the other evening in 2-3 degree air temps...

Under Armour hex beenie -

North Face warm L/Sleeve base layer top

Gore wind stopper gilet...

Craft PR long shorts... (hate tights so use shorts in all weathers)


Which Head Torch For Trail Running

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:08

You can pick up a Nao for alot less than £120!!!

Alpkit G was my first ever head torch .. fine for this sort of stuff



 But not this ..



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