>General Running>Ah yes...Yet ANOTHER shoe question???
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Is it an awful thing to do road/sidewalk running in "trail" shoes?
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That being said, you'd probably be okay. It's easier to run roads with trail shoes than vice versa, especially on more technical trails. If it is slick or there is a lot of ice or snow on the ground, then using trail shoes would definitely be better. Just be aware that the shoes probably won't last as long or work as well for trail shoes if you use them regularly on asphalt.
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Trail shoes don't have enough cushioning to protect your body from the harder surface and constent jarring that asphalt/concrete have in store for you.
I disagree. I've run up to 16 miles that was about 1/2 road and 1/2 single track trail in road shoes. Major foot pain. Trail shoes don't have enough cushioning to protect your body from the harder surface and constent jarring that asphalt/concrete have in store for you. My advice - either return them or start running trails!
I just tried them on and really liked the way they felt ( and they look cool too..lol)....