Recommend Trail Shoes / Off Road Trainers

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Heltor Chasca, 13 Feb 2018.

  1. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I have a budget of £70 or LESS for a pair of Trail shoes aka off road trainers.

    Purely for light cross training and a quick run when I’m without my bike or smart trainer. Not interested in pavement bashing although I accept I wil need to run on some Tarmac to get to a Trail.

    Websites and shops? Size 41 ish.

    Not black!

    Thanks for the help.
  2. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    Inov8 have always done me well. My fell runners are black, but they do a range of Roclites in colours. You might get them for your budget if you shop around....I choose them for their low weight, which does mean they’re less robust uppers than other choices.
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  3. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

    I really like my Saucony Peregrine 6. They're more for technical muddy/rocky/snowy ground than hard-packed tracks though.
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  4. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I've got a pair of Puma something-or-others which I really like, but I bought them because they were the pair in the shop which fit my feet best. So I think you need to go and try a few. The shop was I think the horrifically titled SweatShop, they don't let you try the trail shoes on the treadmill though. Something about the grips damaging the belt.

    Wife, who's more of a runner than I am, prefers Saucony.
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  5. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Have a look in Decathlon, I use their own brand trail shoes, last years model are on sale for about £45.

    They also had last year's Salomons discounted as well.
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  6. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    I have always liked Merrell trail shoes.
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  7. meta lon

    meta lon Guru


    My good lady has those, very good quality
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  8. OP
    Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Thanks for the advice.

    The Saucony Peregrines would have been a nice trainer, but sadly nothing in my size. I liked a pair of Inov8 (talon?) but they were out of my price range. Merrells dug into my heel. My oldest daughter won’t let me even look at Puma because that’s ‘her brand’. I had Puma tennis shoes in the 80s I’ll have you know. Rotten kids. Salomon has some impressive and affordable trainers and worth keeping in mind.

    In the end I went for some Hoka One One Challenger 3 ATR (get your word count on that one!) I even had some change left over from my budget to buy some pick and mix.

    Next step is to slowly start chipping away at some easy local trails. Fitness isn’t so much of a problem, but rather my soft tissue needs a reintroduction back into running. And I have an old rugby injury in my left knee that always needs management.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited: 14 Feb 2018
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