Trail/hill running shoes

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Apr 2015
10:40pm, 19 Apr 2015
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eL Bee!
The_Saint - I am actually wearing a pair of the original Grey/Blue 295s today!!
They've lasted rather well!! :)
Jan 2016
11:20pm, 24 Jan 2016
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CStar
Reviving an old thread.

My favourite Mizuno Wave Ascends have died after 7/8 years and a few hundred miles. Obviously Mizuno don't do them any more :-( , so (SS) I'm looking for a multipurpose trail shoe. Neutral runner, 83Kg. I have a pair of More Miles Cheviots for the really muddy stuff, but I'm looking for something that will give me a bit more grip, protection and water resistance than a road shoe for forest tracks and trails, but not too rigid a sole plate. Road shoes are Mizuno Waveriders. Prepared to pay a sensible amount for something that will cope with XC, Welsh hills, occasional stretches of road and don't fall apart the first time they get wet :-)
Jan 2016
11:49pm, 24 Jan 2016
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idio
I use Salomon XR Mission 1 for OCR's/gym/road and find them ideal for a varied terrain. The only downside is not very water resistant.

Sports pursuit has them on offer and for the price you could get two pairs.

sportsdirect.com

The only difference between the Shift and Mission AFAIK is the Shift uses normal laces and the Mission use the Salomon quick lace and the difference between the Mission 1 and 2 is the tread. The 1 is more suited to a mix of terrain.
drj
Jan 2016
11:16am, 25 Jan 2016
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drj
Cstar - I've a pair of Wave Harriers - still going strong from pre 2010 (and I think they might still be available - "Wave Harrier 3 unchanged for 7 years"). They're the shoes of choice from October to March - when the going gets wetter/muddier. Feel as good as new. Grip fantastic - mud to wet rocks/wood. But despite studs they still feel pretty comfy and cope on the stretches of tarmac and hard stuff.
duo
Jan 2016
11:26am, 25 Jan 2016
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duo
I bought a pair of Salomon Shift a couple of weeks ago Idio from Sports Direct as I felt the different lacing system didn't warrant the extra fiver spent. :)

I took them to a snowy West Highland Way the other weekend and they were grippy enough for what I needed. Not too rigid and I was fine on a short section of road.
Jan 2016
11:33am, 25 Jan 2016
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K5 Gus
There are literally dozens of trail shoes that would fit your criteria Cstar, all the shoe companies would have something to meet your requirements.

Look at the bottom of this page runningwarehouse.com to see the current models from all the manufacturers and maybe give you some ideas.

Personally using Salomon Speedcross3, Inov8 Trailroc 255 and NB 910v2 at the moment.

Read great reviews about the new Nike Wildhorse 3 ( quite a change from v1 and v2 )

May depend if you want to try on what your local shops have.......
Jan 2016
12:05pm, 25 Jan 2016
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idio
Good to hear duo, I really like the Salomon lacing over normal laces.

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