>Gears and Wears>Which shoes for wet rocks?
I'm preparing for a race in the Urals mountains. There will be a lot of scree and boulders, most probably wet and slick. I have a choice of three pairs of shoes, Saucony Peregrine 3, Altra Lone Peak 1.5 and Inov-8 Trailroc 245. I love all of them, but never had a chance to test them under similar conditions. Which do you think would work better? I'm inclining towards Inov-8.
Will Crew for Beer
I've run in the Peregrine 3 and the Trailroc 255. I think the Trailrocs have better grip on wet rocks than the Peregrines.
Good luck on your race!
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Thanks. I like the feeling of Altra on dirt, both wet and dry, but owners of Lone Peaks write in most reviews that on rocks they are not so good.
So, I'm back, with both legs in place Trailrocs were really good. Here's a photo where I run down the stone stream. The traction was quite solid, though not absolutely perfect, of course.
More photos from the "Cloud Race" here:
Great pics. Thanks for sharing!
old woman w/hobby
Great pictures! I can't begin to imagine running on those rocks!
Wow, that looks brutal! Glad it went well.
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I was gonna say the Inov-8s, they always work better for me on wet rocks. That course looks great, nice work!
That part of the distance was no more than 1-2 kilometers, but due to its staginess and visual appeal it occupied an unproportionally high share of photos Most of the time (and distance) it was just a good forest footpath with rock and roots. The total climb was ~1000m, max height
The GPS track is here (best viewed on OSM map, as always) or here, on gpsies.com.