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I Just Ordered My Trail Shoes ๐Ÿ˜

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So excited ๐Ÿ˜

Salomon Supercross Blast GTX in bright blue. They are men's but so are my road shoes and they are fab. These are supposed to be great for mud and soft surfaces without being too full on.

I love Salomon walking boots and shoes and have gone through 3 different pairs of those. They are the only ones I have never had to wear in and I really struggle with new shoes. I hope these runners are just as comfy.

Obligatory new shoes post with pic to follow...

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Jools2020 profile image

Yessss! You will be unstoppable ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Ha ha!

Yes - the new Wonder Woman ๐Ÿค”

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Of course! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Instructor57 profile image

Oooh, don't forget the compulsory pictures ๐Ÿ˜

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Yes of course. They may take a while to arrive as they are coming from Europe somewhere I think.

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Birdlady64

I haven't worn my new trail shoes yet !

Maybe on Saturday ๐Ÿ˜

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Well I wished I had been wearing them in this mornings run. There is so much soggy ground with all this rain we've had

AlMorr profile image

Great shoes but it is a must on this forum to take a photo and post it on to all of us

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yes I will do that when they arrive. Fingers crossed they will fit properly.๐Ÿคž

You will probably approve Al since they are blue

Blue is my favourite colour - I am not a girly pink kind of person ๐Ÿ˜

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

i went for a walk in my running shoes this morning and had the odd sprint (was around the streets not my usual route) and it felt a bit damp and i wondered if I needed to move to trail shoes for extra grip now we're heading to winter. Only been running since April so still figuring out my kit.

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Mistygoth

I guess it depends where you run.

I've been running more on the road recently because of the wet weather and some reports of an unsavory character lurking in the woods. But mostly my preferred routes are across fields and through woodland. I ran a short section across a field yesterday and it was really slippery in the mud in my road shoes. That's what convinced me to get them

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Mistygoth in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks for the reply, I partly run on pavements, some local trails which are pretty muddy at the mo and an unadopted type road which in places gets muddy and wet as its between two fields. Walked one of my routes today and the farmer has churned the field up and I couldn't find a way through!

Canโ€™t wait fur run report with your new trail shoes- Iโ€™m keen to hear from people to see if itโ€™s worth getting a pair myself (most my runs are 50/50 trails/road or path)

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

I was reading that trail running shoes also have a good traction grip when it's icy, nevertheless still be careful if running in icy conditions.

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

I'm a bit more like 75/80 trail and in winter it will be soft and slippery underfoot rather than hard and wet.

You can get shoes that are hybrid road/trail.

If you are not sure why not visit your local running shop for advice and to try some on

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shsoga60minGraduate in reply to Slothgoesrunning

I am so glad I got mine. Itโ€™s not even so much about the grip for me, more the extra stability from the wider sole as I am scared of turning my ankle or messing up my knees. They are also reinforced around the edges so if a stick goes into your foot it wonโ€™t go through the shoe - that hurts!

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I've bought some gortex trail shoes from NB -same as my trainers.

I'm size 10.5 in trainers so have to buy mens. They are boring and black! The brooks I tried didn't fit although they looked nice and felt a much better quality in terms of material. I'm probably going to get some Solomon walking shoes when I replace my others....my partner wears them all the time.

The second thing I bought was a bum bag!! Very 80s which is probably the last time I had one.

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