Yesterday I completed W2D1 of Couch to 5K and I decided I would buy some proper shoes. I went to a local running shop for a gait analysis (I'm a pronator), and am currently torn between two pairs of shoes. One is a road shoe, and one is a trail shoe.
My running so far has been on a combination of proper paved tracks/roads and roughish grass - I've been running in Holyrood Park/The Meadows in Edinburgh, which have both terrains.
My question is - if I'm going to be doing some running on "roads" and some running on roughish grassy bits (within the same run), am I better off getting a road shoe or a trail shoe?
These are my final two:
Nike Air Zoom Structure 18
Brooks Adrenaline ASR 11
I find the Nike more comfortable (lighter and less clunky, which I prefer), but I don't want to buy them if they're going to be useless whenever I'm on grass. Similarly, I don't want to buy a trail shoe if that'll be useless on the paved sections (which, to be honest, I'll probably spend more time on).
I'd love to hear what you think, and am happy to give more details if needed...