/ Keswick to Barrow walk - 40 miles

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climb41 on 02 Feb 2014
Thinking of signing up for this walk in May. There seem to be different opinions on suitable footwear. More the one person (including some who have done it) say that your comfiest training shoes are best. But, it is 40 miles!!! I can't get my head round that, training shoes?

So, walking boots? Approach shoes? It is on mostly roads and hard tracks.

Thoughts please.
Thanks.
ablackett - on 02 Feb 2014
In reply to climb41:

I have thought that if shoes are comfy for training they are comfy for the event. So comfy trainign shoes seem to make sense for me, does that help you get your head around it? I can't see the problem.

I ran 65 miles of the Bob Graham in fell shoes, which are just trainers with studs, do you think they will fall apart?
martinph78 on 02 Feb 2014
In reply to climb41:

Trainers would be fine if it's mostly paved roads, in fact I'd say they would be the best option. Light, cushioned, comfortable, and good enough for marathon and long distance runners the world over!

Just get something comfortable (if you don't already own any), no need for anything fancy or expensive.
Gav Parker - on 03 Feb 2014
In reply to climb41:

Yes Trainers, I did it a few years ago and set off in Walking Boots which was a mistake...

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