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Any recommendations for Trainers for running on sand?

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
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Ripcurlrana71 as you're the only one I know who does, I'm hoping you'll have something to add here.

The dilemma is I haven't tried it before and may not enjoy the reality as much as the idea. That paired with the fact that they are going to get ruined first run out, I'm not looking for an expensive running shoe, tailored for gait.

I had a quick look on Sportsdirect as they have a good sale on, but have no clue what I'm looking for, a trail shoe, running shoe, lots of sole, minimal sole - please help!

πŸ‘Ÿ

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pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

have you considered barefoot? Also there is sand and then there is sand and then there is sand and so on ad infinitum, wet, dry, packed, tussocked, sucking, firm, quick, loose. Personally avoid dry sand at all costs and run at the tide margin where it is packed and firm. Decathlon have some good options and are less evil than SD. sportshoes.com are pretty good too. I think you'd want a lightweight road to trail with light cleats but not too heavy.

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

I was thinking the wet sand just out of the tideline. Dry sand is just disastrous, and I'm not keen on flicking up too much water ruining my clothes. I'm surprised I'm even willing to try this, sounds like a messy business, but I'm guaranteed a long enough route.

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Sutsha

My first trail shoes were the mizuno wave kien, I still have them and they are a great lightweight road to trail go anywhere shoe. sportsshoes.com/product/miz... half price too in the ladies style

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

They look impressive. I've had Mizunos before, years ago. Sadly used them as a muck around shoe, didn't do them justice at all!

Should imagine pinkaardvark would be your man.πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘or JuJu your woman .πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘

I am no expert, but lighter and I think that puts you in trail stuff for feel, grip and less weight.

You want something that simulates your bare feet.πŸ€”

This is basically unsupported and neutral shoe anyway.Result if you are neutral too.πŸ€”

Running in sand is heavy work. Brillant.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘I run some fartleks on sand slopes with Saucony Everun Trails and great grip but relatively heavy.Not every week.

Always some sand to clear out after but not a major problem.

Do you remember Chariots of Fire, do not know the facts, but bare foot beach training.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ for the 1922 Paris olympics.πŸ€”

Atb.Hope you get sorted.Interested.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to Tbae

i was just going to say same as Pink There’s all sorts of sand 😁

I ran on the beach in my Mizuno Hyate 3 trail shoes. They coped well with all of it. The wet foreshore, the dry, the lumpy bits, the pebbly bits, and they made good walking-about shoes while on my hols. They look gorgeous too (I bought the black orange combo)

They need breaking in as they are a bit hard. I was told this when I got them. They should be quite cheap now I expect πŸ™‚.

I wore them on hols last week on a dry, dusty trail. I wore them walking on the rocky coast too They were good πŸ™‚

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to misswobble

This is so helpful.Thank you.πŸ‘

Impressed with your contributions and performances.πŸ‘

Atb with your training.πŸ’«πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’«

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

I regularly run on the sand at my mums. I wear my normal trainers, it’s good to have support as depending on the type of sand it can be pretty hard going..... ankle strengthening will help too.

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Get my good trainers sandy!? You've got me mixed up with someone else! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

P.S. I thought the damp sand would be easier on my joints rather than tarmac they're used to. Didn't realise it might be more difficult...

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sutsha

It is more difficult and after my calf injury, the one thing my Sports Physio said I must not do,, was run on sand, even dry sand or compressed sand... not at all ! Suction... and strain:)

dirkcb07
dirkcb07
in reply to Oldfloss

Not run on sand ?

Get a new therapist.

*********

Except for few specific injuries,

this is of the Best things to do !

Due to injury and lack of experience,

treat with same training program as when started jogging.

*******

btw:

When "professionally" challenged:

Am Experienced as:

-Physiotherapist;

-Athletic coach;

-Athlete;

-"Beach"sport player;

-Playing on beach with kids

(50 kids, is reasonable)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dirkcb07

I do run on sand..but not with a calf tear...and this post is a year old..

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Errrr think I may be shattering an illusion here - but I don’t actually run on the sand at the beach. Yes I run over sand on the prom but not actually on the beach.....🀭🀫 I’m not too sure what shoe would be best... sorry Sharron. Looks like you’ve got some good advice to date though.xx

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I was sure it was you too! πŸ€” I remember reading that someone had packed their sand runners for a run at the beach, or something similar, thought it was your good self. Thanks anyway! 😘

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to Sutsha

Err no but happy to claim it!!! 😬😬😬 x

dirkcb07
dirkcb07
in reply to Sutsha

I Don't think it was me.

Know plenty of

"sand athletes"

who regularly mention

their "sand running shoes".

I just wear the same regular runners, as normal - they survive just fine.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Lots of useful info in the replies here...just be aware of the cons, as well as the pros of sand running:)

As @ju-ju says.. a lot more tricky than you might think...

This is interesting...

running.competitor.com/2018...

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Must read this after work. Better look before I leap as my ankles are best described as weak. Wrists too. Don't know why but they always have been. Think I'd best research this a bit first. Thanks for the input.

Just thought it'd be nice to have a change and there's lots of mileage to be had along our local coastline, which saves route planning.

I haven't tried the local cycle paths either after being bitten passing some fields a few months ago, there's not a lot of maintenance happening so long leggings is a must, nettles, brambles, thistles, and all manner of stingy things await! A little hot for the protection I'd need.

Maybe I'm destined to remain a street-runner! 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sutsha

I do now.. have the odd jog back along the beach when we are at the coast..just steady and short though... as I have trail shoes on.. that is what I wear...and not every run... :)

After the infected horsefly bite, I have got thicker leggings for off-roading....( it got me through my leggings) .but the coastal path here in Wales is ideal running!

So much to see when we get off the beaten track isn't there:)

dirkcb07
dirkcb07
in reply to Sutsha

Excellent post,

until got to end.

How about posting some photos from your "coast" runs ?

Will need to adjust your stride.

The extra training and the views,

are definitely worth the

"extra training" !

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

I love running on the beach and just use my usual running shoes which are Sauconys. I only run on firm wet sand - dry sand is too much hard work and too injury risky. πŸ˜„

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to Elfe5

Thank you for advice. The tide has been in when I've been down this week doo I'm still checking it out. Some more reading to do to make sure I don't do myself a mischief! 😁

Running on sand ?

Done properly,

only ruins your Socks !

-Change jogging stride into

more of a "stomping" stride.

?as High heels ?

-Empty shoes, if get too much sand.

(Improve the fit, next time out.)

! After a few times,

won't need to empty shoes !

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