Shoes for mixed terrain

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Nov 2014
11:24am, 13 Nov 2014
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Mizuno Ascend
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12:35pm, 13 Nov 2014
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+1 for the Mizunos. Had mine for a couple of years and they are excellent for mixed terrain - bit of road, trail and slippery off road. Great for wet Park Run for example.

I have a cheap pair of real mud plugging shoes for the occasional XC that need them, but wouldn't want to run more than a few hundree yards on the road in them.
Nov 2014
1:41pm, 13 Nov 2014
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Inov8 Roclite, accept no inferior alternative
Nov 2014
2:24pm, 13 Nov 2014
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Scott Kinabalus - great shoe! My shoe of choice for NDW100, which is a total mix of all kinds of surfaces.
Dec 2014
11:16pm, 4 Dec 2014
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Fragile Do Not Bend
Just thought I'd say thanks for your help everyone. I decided on Inov8 but went for Trailrocs in the end as I read somewhere that they were roomier in the toe box than Roclites (though I couldn't find confidmation of that).

I like them a lot, they fit well, I've only slid a tiny amount in the worst mud I've found, plenty of grip on wet leaves and wet roads. Water seems to drain out well - that "ew, cold wet toes" feeling doesn't last long!

My only gripe is the laces are a bit short, with only just enough length to tie a bow, and have come undone once so I think I'll replace them with elastic ones.
Dec 2014
11:19pm, 4 Dec 2014
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Happy new blueshoesblueshoes :-)
Dec 2014
11:50pm, 4 Dec 2014
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Sounds good, enjoy.
I'm a big fan of elastic laces generally, but if you're running in sticky mud you might be better off with standard laces, because they won't stretch far enough to let the mud suck the shoe off your foot...

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