Cushioned Trail Shoes

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26 Apr
7:00pm, 26 Apr 2022
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Steve NordRunner
Peregrine ST are soft terrain and feel the same as Peregrines for fit but have longer studs - 6.5 mm IIRC. They are really great except when they have no grip at all on wet smooth granite. Can't understand that, as Peregrines grip well in the same conditions. Perhaps it's the addition of carbon black to the rubber?

Since I last wrote on the thread I am a big fan of NB Fresh Foam More Trail v1 and so far they seem to have great grip everywhere and are also OK for road to trail.
26 Apr
7:10pm, 26 Apr 2022
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K5 Gus
Synge - in case you dont know, Speedgoat 5 is newly out now, reviews are it's an improvement, but you'll probably be able to pick up v4 at discount if that's a factor.

Another shoe I've seen good reviews of, but not tested, is the VJ Ultra, and I'm also interested in the new NB Hierro v5 which has a big weight saving on v4, but very limited reviews so far.
26 Apr
8:07pm, 26 Apr 2022
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Bowman 🇸🇪
I have both speedgoat 4 and 5.
5 is a little stiffer, but still a soft and nice shoe. And the grip is really good.
The small changes are nice.

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I did a massive trail run yesterday. Because we've had no rain I work my super cushioned road shoes. There's about 6 miles of tarmac in the 31 mile route.

Today. Tired, natch, but no foot pain.

Got me thinking, should I think about changing from my Inov8 Roclite trailies and go for some with cushioning?

Thoughts?

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