/ trail shoes
Looking for a pair of trail shoes, that would deal with both dry and muddy tracks, has anybody used karrimor trail shoes, also looking at addidas kanadia
Thanks in advance
i got some Karrimor trail shoes about 18 months ago because they were lots cheaper than the usual suspects. My take on them is that yes they are cheaper but you get less of shoe because of it. They didn't last as long, weren't as comfortable etc. I guess they'd be O.K for the odd sunday walks but feel that an investment in a branded product would be the better option for the more serious walker/user.
Ended up getting some Salomans in a sale and am now happy as larry.
Pricey but handle everything I throw at them and also good for road sections too.
But as is the wy with these things it's a very personal choice, I had a couple of the very popular Inov8's before these and dint get on with them at all.
> Looking for a pair of trail shoes, that would deal with both dry and muddy tracks, has anybody used karrimor trail shoes, also looking at addidas kanadia
I bought some Karrimors, lasted about 4-5 runs when they were 'ok' then I did a pretty steep local mountain with about 800m of ascent and on the descent the bit around the heel started digging into my ankle bones, leaving the side of my feet a bloody mess by the time I got to the bottom.
I'm currently running with a pair of Brooks Cascadia 7s - have done a couple of hundred kms in them and they're pretty decent. This week they've dealt with deep snow, ice, mud, wet grass and dry gravel/scree pretty well.
Shoes are personal though, so just try by experience. I've learned though that cheaper shoes are cheaper for a reason!
Another vote for the Kandadias. I'm on my second pair, and it's very rare that I can find a shoe that I want another pair of. You can usually pick them up cheap in a sale. Be careful of the sizings though. I'm usually a 10.5 but I wear a 12 in the Kanadias. Most people have to go up at least a half size if not a full one.
i'm considering TR4, 5 version seems to be built on a differently designed sole, not available till next year though
Got some Kanadias but not used them in anger yet. Waiting for my Saucony Jazz Trails to die first. Can recommend these too - good in the mud and in the dry.
I use my road shoes for trail runs for most of the year as well,though as down here in Dorset we are approaching winter,please read mud, wet trails and occasional slush, thought I would get a pair of trails; think,will settle with kanadias as they fit my budget
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