The title says it all!
Back along I wrote about my shoe lust list, and as training for Hope24 kicks into gear and I run more trails I am trying to narrow down my choices for ultra distance training and racing shoes.
I have been refining that list a little – based on the last few months of running.
It is quite hard to figure out which ones, the basic criteria are simple
- min 18mm cushion,
- not too firm
- 6mm or less drop
- good value (this generally rules out Salamon!)
- durable (ideally good for at least 500 miles!)
The Altra Lone Peak stays, as it is a great looking shoe and I hear and read great reports about it…
But, with a bit of rethinking the list now looks like this
- Skechers GoRun Ultra
- Altra Lone Peak
- Pearl Izumi Trail N1 or maybe the N2 (hard to find I’m my size, not sure about 2014 line yet)
- Salamon Sense Mantra
These are sort of in the order of preference.
The Skecher GoRun Ultra
By all accounts, this is also a great shoe. Pete Larson over at RunBlogger endorses it and Robert Youngren helped with the design, but offers up a really honest review of the shoe. I am a fan of Skechers Performance shoes, the GoBionic is my regular run shoe at the moment, and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy any others in the Performance line up.
So, here’s my list, does anyone have any other suggestions, just to confuse me a little more?