/ Trail vs Road shoes
Anyone use trail shoes for mixed use- including road runs? Any issues?
Most trail shoes feel pretty crappy on the road, in my experience the Adidas Adizero XT are about the best compromise, but if conditions mean you can cope with road shoes, stick with them.
Yeah I'm not keen on my trail shoes, too light and not enough cushioning. My old asics gel kayanos had good grip for road shoes, though they're a bit dead now. I go for road shoes to save my knees and imrpove my balance (when I slip haha).
Thanks- might have to go down the different shoes route then.
I use the trail version of Nike Pegasus. After they got a bit of wear they don't feel that much different on the road to my old road version Nike Pegasus and they are a little better on hill tracks. When they were new they felt slippy in the wet on very smooth pavements surfaces.
Shoes like the Brooks Cascadia or Asics Trabucco are trail shoes that cope reasonably well with roads. Salomon do mixed shoes, which I have not tried though. (Crossmax and Mission I think, dom't know the difference)
I think this is very much a question of personal taste. I use my Adidas Kanadias for all of my running - from road half-marathons to trail runs. I've never had any issues with them on the road, but I'm quite happy running with minimal cushioning.
Salomon Crossmax are pretty good for that type of stuff.
Is the cushioning noticeably less on the Pegasus Trail?
I like the idea of staying with the Pegasus as they suit my wide feet.
I can't use Adidas (too narrow) which is a shame as the Kanadia looks really good grip- wise.
> Is the cushioning noticeably less on the Pegasus Trail?
> I like the idea of staying with the Pegasus as they suit my wide feet.
The new trail shoes felt nice and springy compared to the old road shoes but that might just have been that the road shoes had a lot of miles on them and had lost their cushioning. They fit is the same - definitely worth a try if you like Pegasus road shoes. I think the soles on the trail version is softer so probably will wear faster.
I have quite broad feet, but have gone up a size and a half in the Kanadias (the sizing is just crazy) and they're fine.
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