Mixed terrain waterproof running shoes

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Aug 2020
11:48am, 20 Aug 2020
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SteveCRunner
Speedcrosses are good for snow, yes, and Spikecross for ice come with Climashield so you don't get a choice on water resistance, but it doesn't go all the way round for models with Climashield, which IMO is a good compromise.

For drying I use a ski boot dryer. It has tubes the poke onto each shoe, a fan about the power of a computer fan blowing down them, and a couple of watts of heating, and a timer from 1 to 3 hours. Also where I live in Norway it is common to have a heated shoe rack. Both of these prevent my Marcos-sized collection getting smelly.
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Aug 2020
9:12am, 23 Aug 2020
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I'm with the Inov-8 posters. Roclite (waterproof GTX) or Mudclaws (not waterproof).

The mudclaws are a very snug fit, and I find compression socks are far better than others if wet - I often don't notice how wet they are till I take them off.

I also use my mudclaws quite happily on roads. They feel very bouncy, but it does wear them out. But not wet chalk.

We have an airing cupboard for drying shoes.
I have been known to use hotel hair driers in hot places. Or sun ...
Aug 2020
12:39pm, 25 Aug 2020
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Muttley
More Mile Cheviot from Start Fitness are good off-roaders for about £35 including postage. They do come a little small but buying half a size larger than usual should do you. No cushioning so best for softer stuff like sandy or dirt trails. Not so great on stony trails.
Aug 2020
5:39pm, 25 Aug 2020
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compartmental
Interesting to stumble on this thread. I’m just off to test out a new Mizuno pair with Gortex & Michelin branded rugged looking soles. I bought them on the promise they were essentially my favourite wave riders but with better grip. We shall see
Dec 2020
1:10pm, 11 Dec 2020
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SteveC amid the winters snow
We've had such a wet back end of the year here that I'm thibking of a mixed terrain pair with Goretex now. Thinking of maybe Peregrine 10 gtx or the more extreme La Sportiva Lycan. Wondering how the Mizunos are working out.
Dec 2021
1:47pm, 29 Dec 2021
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Nord SledRunner
Any comments on how the Mizunos worked out, compartmental? I bought some Merrell Nova GTX. They have 5 mm lugs and feel a bit stiff and heavyish, but they do the job on the odd occasion.
Dec 2021
6:35pm, 29 Dec 2021
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compartmental
They’re pretty decent actually. I find the lack of cushioning a bit stiff/jarring on hard surfaces, so don’t take them more than a km or so on road if I can gherkin it but they’re good at this time of year for running to the woods, up/down&round the trails till I’m tired and then back. Less good for properly muddy fields where you’d want spikes. The waterproofing is good for splashes & rain/windchill. It does make them a bit warmer than my waver riders, but my feet run cold so that’s a plus for me. However, if you decide to wade any streams and water comes in the tops, they can take a bit longer to dry out than you expect leading to some annoying squelching.
Dec 2021
6:43pm, 29 Dec 2021
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compartmental
…please read “gherkin” as “avoid”. No, I don’t know either 🤷‍♀️
Dec 2021
7:02pm, 29 Dec 2021
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Nord SledRunner
Beetroot ... I mean thanks for the feedback ;)
Dec 2021
9:18pm, 29 Dec 2021
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SailorSteve
Pickled onions everyone🎉

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