Trail running shoes, Advice
So im having trouble with a bum shoulder, Getting surgery in a few months, but its given me issues riding my bikes.
I started running mainly off road, with a little on road. I have a budget of around £60 but have quite a wide foot 8.5uk E width.
I have new balance at the min but after 4 runs they are biting the back of the ball of my foot causing a blister.
what recomendations have you got. Im running 5miles 4 times a weekPosted 4 years agodickyhepburnSubscriber
Salomans all day long for me! Whichever brand you choose don’t believe the motion control vs cushioning for pronators/supinators crap it is all PR, no effect on injury prevalence or reduction. Science says go for a comfortable shoe that makes your feet feel secure, but not overly cushioned. So try lots, ignore the shop guys and go with what feels similar to your road shoes. Try barefoot shoes if you want, but you will get pain if you have not used them before (unless you have grown up going everywhere barefoot, your gait has adapted to shoes, so no shoes = unexpected loading and impact = pain. This effect is even true in Kenyan marathon runners).Posted 4 years ago
What’s the difference between Cheviot & Cheviot 2 ?
The main difference between the Cheviot and Cheviot 2 is the fit of the upper, and improved outsole durability. It is also a slightly lower profile and is ‘race aggressive’.
…is what the dude at Start Fitness once told me.Posted 4 years ago
Been looking at the Addidas once and a few Asics and muzumos, tried them on a tred mill but it wasnt anything like the running I do.
Plus a little pricie for me at the min.
The addidas were a little tight and I needed a 9.5 to fit.
for those that have tried the more miles how do they compare to the other makes new balance, muzumo’s etcPosted 4 years ago
these are the shoes i have they are great grip size however Newbalance for some reason thought it would be wise for those yellow triangle to not just be part of the design but arch into the shoe as well. crating a preasure point.
When just walking around in them they are fine but once running you start to notice it very quicklyPosted 4 years ago
Went out in my new Cheviot 2’s for the first time tonight.
Quite a light shoe, basic ish construction. On Tarmac they are not great (they never will be) off road on firmer terrain they can still be a little harsh. On soft grass/moorland they are amazing, loads of grip!
I would say they are more for proper off road mud roots, and a bit extreme for general trail running.Posted 3 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
+1 for socks, Get a good quality pair with cushioning.
Its a shame the new balance don’t work as they are one of the only brands who a great range of widths in their shoes.
Asics Fuji Attack and Trail lahar are the best selling trail shoes. Good solid shoes with a good back up from the brand. Both models can come with Gore-tex which is a bonus as wet feet blister easily.
Mizuno again are great quality shoes, Wave Harrier is a good one.
Salomon look at the XA PRO.
All the above are great all round shoes that are neutral in terms of support and also break in easily. You’d be best to avoid the niche brands and more racing shoes.
Its really worth trying them on if you can, or try a mail order retailer you can order, try at home (carpet test) and send back.Posted 3 years agomjbMember
Salomon XR Crossmax are the comfiest shoes I’ve used and ideal for the sort of running you describe. Got my last pair for £60 with a bit of shopping around, not entirely sure they still make them though. Worth having a look at the various XT or XA models, they can usually picked up for about £60 somewhere on the web.Posted 3 years agoross980Member
Funkydunc – slight thread hijack re Cheviot 2. Which eBay seller did you get them from and what is the sizing like?
CheersPosted 3 years ago
I used exercise direct on ebay.
Sizing wise I went 1/2 size bigger. I have quite wide feet and Ibwould say for me the Cheviots are slightly too long, but not wide enough. Saucony shoes fit me better.
I’m still very impressed with them though as a mud/moorland shoe, definitely too aggressive though for running more than 1k etc on things like forest double track etc.Posted 3 years ago
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