Author Topic: Shoes?  (Read 1979 times)

brad7891

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Shoes?
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:43:41 AM »
Any suggestions on shoes? I used my regular road shoes last year, and have continued to train in them - is it worth the switch?

John Garner

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Re: Shoes?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 08:37:07 PM »
Road shoes work just fine. I've used them more often than trail shoes. Pikes peak grannet is rather sharp, and there is very little mud along Barr Trail.

The main thing is that they are comfortable. The 2nd biggest thing is that they are light.

If you are running the marathon, something with a bit more cushion is recomended.

My current pick is the hoka clifton 3.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 08:43:43 PM by John Garner »

jemahon

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Re: Shoes? or snow shoes?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 08:44:05 PM »
My non-expert opinion is if you did not have any issues with your shoes last year then why take a risk?

I have narrow feet so my choice of shoes is limited.  I have trained on the Peak in New Balance 99x's for going on 2 decades and I use slightly lighter but still stable Nikes in the race.

However, if the race were this weekend, we would all need snowshoes.

http://www.cograilway.com/webcam.asp#pikes-peak-cam

Jim Mahon