/ Keswick to Barrow walk - 40 miles
So, walking boots? Approach shoes? It is on mostly roads and hard tracks.
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?
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.
Yes Trainers, I did it a few years ago and set off in Walking Boots which was a mistake...
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