4 user reviews of Mizuno Wave Ascend See all
I am looking for a pair of trail shoes. I currently run (on road) in Mizuno wave inspire and am really happy with them. Have been looking on the internet for trail shoes and have found a couple of mizuno ones.
Anyone got any comments/feedback regarding them?
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 12:32
I had a pair of MIzuno Ascend 1 (the '2' is very different) They were fine, but not overly grippy. It is essentially a road shoe with a more aggressive sole. Ok for footpaths and wet grass, but for 'proper' fell running you'd want something else.
Depends on what sort of off-road/trail running you plan on doing as to what you should get. Also dont know if ascend are supportive in the way the Inspire is.
Saucony Omni trail
Salomon XA Pro/Comp
all the above have medial support and are ok for some road as well. The salomons are probably the most 'off roady'.
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 13:36
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 13:48
I agree about the Ascends (just got back from a run in a pair actually!)
The Mizuno Wave Harriers are supposed to be very good
I know a few people who swear by Puma Trailfox
again, these are both neutral shoes, so... what Nick said!
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 13:55
I like the look of the harrier, but I dont really need such a shoe...as most of what I do is across fields and stuff...but if I were to get more into proper off road running id get a pair. I use superfeet insoles which adds some support to an otherwise neutral shoe.
I am also now using a pair of Hi-Tec Lava/Magma (same shoe diff colours)....now 1st off dont laugh....Hi-Tec.....but theyre a well made shoe, good grip, Vibram sole. I got a pair for £16 from TK Maxx. Supportive cushioning. Have a look at my review of them. I recently completed the second half of an Ultra in them (covering about 42 miles) and they were really good...they have a thin plastic strip I think in the sole to reduce the 'pointy rock in the foot' thing that often happens.
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 14:01
i've had a look at the harriers on the internet - what's the difference between the normal harrier and the WT?
I have also looked at the arashi - any thoughts?
this will be my first experience at trail running. am going on a womens running network weekend on dartmoor.
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 15:06
I just looked on Wiggle and the WT stands for 'Wet Traction' i think. So prob a different rubber compound or tread pattern. It might be that the MT is simply a modified version of the normal harrier...and that the normal harrier is now obsolete
I would say that you need to try a few pairs on to see how they feel to you....also find out what sort of running you'll be doing over Dartmoor...will it be on dirt tracks, or leaping through heather and boggy nastiness? That should influence what you get.
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 15:15
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 15:23
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 15:43
i live in devon, my local running shops are in exeter and torquay and they dont seem to stock a lot of trail stuff. will check out the gaiters on the web though as they look like they could be a good idea - particularly as the trail weekend will be happening in november and dartmoor is pretty well known for its tempramental weather!
Posted: 28/09/2007 at 15:50
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