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Trail-running shoes (Read 1020 times)

    after surviving a couple of runs on moderately hilly trails in my regular running shoes (asics cumulus), i think i'm ready to commit to buying a pair of trail-running shoes. can someone who is familiar with them point me twds what i should be looking for?
      I like the Asics 2120, but if you go to a real running store, they can help you find the best fit for your gait and foot. My first trail shoe was a Vasque Blur, which I liked, but didn't love. I'll be getting the Asics again in a few here, since I really like them. I like light weight shoes. I happen to need alot of toe room, a durable toe fabric (my big toe pokes holes through socks and shoe material very quickly). You may want gore-tex to keep your feet dry, you may not. The tread will be good on most trail shoes, especially if your just starting out. I've heardf that lots of runners use their favorite road shoes on the trails. I believe that a good heel fit is more important in a trail shoe, although I couldn't tell you why. Perhaps it's because your foot is being planted in so many different angles on the ground, and maybe it prevents rolling an ankle. Take the advice of experts at a good running store, and see whay feels the best.
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        thanks trails2run. i tried out a couple of trail shoes (asics 2120 was one of them) at the running store (they didnt have a big selection). finally came home with nike pegasus trail, hope it works out. all the shoes i tried felt a lot stiffer than my regular running shoes, and heavier. so i guess thats what a trail shoe is supposed to be.
          I know ASICS and New Balance make trail running shoes. You might want to check the following too... Montrail Shoes Keen Shoes

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              all the shoes i tried felt a lot stiffer than my regular running shoes, and heavier. so i guess thats what a trail shoe is supposed to be.
              You might want to check out innov-8. They make very lightweight trail shoes that have been getting good reviews among adventure racers and such.
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                Inov-8 makes some really great shoes. They're built from the ground up as trail shoes, not adaptations of a road shoe. I have Terrocs and love them. They have models for every type of terrain and most are very lightweight. www.inov-8.com

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                Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                  I have some North Face Arnuvas and some Inov-8 roclite shoes. I'm very happy with both.

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                    I have... Inov-8 roclite shoes.
                    I have these shoes and love love love them. Inov-8's tend to be more minimalist shoes but the roclites are a bit beefier... Can't say enough good about them. This pair is also featured in the newest Running Times (which also gives it a good review) along with many other trail shoes.

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                    Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                      I have these shoes and love love love them. Inov-8's tend to be more minimalist shoes but the roclites are a bit beefier... Can't say enough good about them. This pair is also featured in the newest Running Times (which also gives it a good review) along with many other trail shoes.
                      You can fold them in half and put them in your pocket. 'nuff said...

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