/ Inov -8 X-Talon 212....
I am after a pair of fell running shoes and wondered how these get rated. What are they like on wet and slippy ground and also on rock?
I won't be using them at all for road running but just off road.
In my experience, they are great on wet rock and grass, about as grippy as you can get i think.
But If you will be doing much on trails, as opposed to open fell, they will wear down very quickly, and you would be better with something a bit more hardwearing, like the roclites.
Ah lovely thank you. It is more for open fell. I already have a pair of roclites which I have for paths and trails.
it is a trainer for the wet grass / rock of Lakeland fells that I am after. Just hope that the X-Talon fit a narrow and low volume foot.
I've been using X-Talons all winter for running when it's been really wet and muddy. Definitely wouldn't use them for dry trails though. I would say they would suit a low volume foot. I have a med/high volume foot and had to change the insoles for thinner ones and only wear thin socks to get the best fit for me.
Lovely, thank you for that info :)
The 212s and something more traily cover most of my needs. I've a feeling they might have gone a touch wider over the years - the first generation I dismissed as too narrow for me and the current model are ok but perhaps half a size too long to get the width.
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