- Fell running shoes
I am continually puzzled by people wearing Mudclaws on dry summer MM’s such as the SLMM, but i suppose if they are comfy then that’s all that matters.
As Clink says… “Summer” hasn’t been that dry in recent years. Even damp grass on the kind of slope you can be asked to run down on a typical MM can be lethally slippy. Inov- 8 rubber is also superbly grippy on rock. Best of both worlds, really.Posted 4 years agowombatMember
I’m doing the SLMM this year too and have just bought (2 weeks ago) a pair of Mizuna trail shoes (can’t remember the model name). They fit like my road shoes and feel like a pair of (very fast and grippy) slippers, lovely 🙂
Ran the SLMM in 2011 in a pair of Inov8 Terrocs and found that whilst they gripped very well the soles were too flexible and my feet were in agony for about a week afterwards.
Whatever you choose, do NOT get goretex uppers. your feet will get wet anyway and ypu’re much better having shoes that’ll let the wet out quickly rather than hold it in (IMO & IME)
As tragically1969 says (sort of), fit is everythingPosted 4 years agoTomHillSubscriber
Anonymouse – I think running style might make a difference. I use minimalist stuff on the road anyway, and don’t have any probs using Baregrips for prolonged road or hard trail sections. Accept I’m probably in the minority though!
I’ll be at Saunders too. Sounds like there’ll be a good sized STW contingent. Just doing Carrock, got fingers crossed for good weather for some mid-camp sunbathing 🙂Posted 4 years agodoogMember
Can’t help with the Kanadias I’m afraid, but I’ve been through a couple of pairs of La Sportiva Crosslites and get on well with them over mixed Lakes terrain. You can get cosmetic seconds at a reasonable price from Pete Bland:
Will be at the Saunders too – see you there!
Edit – woops, just read the bit where you said you’d already tried these but couldn’t get the right size from PB. Sorry!Posted 4 years agomikehowMember
I wouldn’t touch the Kanadias for an MM, great all round training shoe but lack any beef in the sole and are a bit high.
My mate used them when we did the OMM on Dartmoor but I wouldn’t fancy them on steep ground.
Mizuno Wave Harriers aren’t too bad, but again lack the sort of bite I prefer.
You’ll see all sorts of shoes used on an MM, you’ll have Mudclaws all the way through to cockneys using road shoes 😯
Fell runningPosted 4 years agodavetraveSubscriber
Fell running is middle aged men in tiny shorts and vest carrying a tatty bumbag out of regulatory need over rough ground.
Oi, I’m not middle-aged! Least, I like to think not – 37 is mid-30’s, which means young… Although I do wear small shorts and a vest. And my bumbag’s not particulalry tatty…Posted 4 years ago
And have you seen what Killian Jornet usually runs in.
Looks like a bony semi all wrapped up in his shiny white lycra
Glamorous my ****
lol did find some slightly dodgy videos, great locations though…
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTlj5qxb8x0[/video]Posted 4 years ago
To update Pete Bland have more stock of the cheap Crosslites so I’ve ordered a pair of those.
Once again thanks for all the help.
Turns out they don’t have stock in my size, but they have been helpful and sorted me out something else with discount. Great service as usual. 😀Posted 4 years agodavetraveSubscriber
Trail runners are generally pepsi max types wearing salomon / North face and with camelbak type things and crossover shoes (grippy road shoes). They spend a lot of money on compression wear, HRMs, personal trainers, magazine and are suckers for marketing. Tend to be all the gear, no idea.
There’s a (light-hearted, I think anyway) disparaging article in the current issue of The Fellrunner taking the mickey out of, and looking down on, trail-, mountain- and sky-running…Posted 4 years ago
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