peregrinator wrote:What happens if they deconstruct days away from your backup pair?
oyster_07 wrote:I'm planning on doing the AAWT in November with a pair of Salomon Wings Pro 2. I'll be posting more about my gear soon at http://www.facebook.com/AAWT2016.
I would personally suggest the Nike Pegasus to be lacking the robustness to last, although comments about rotational mass and stationery mass are accurate.
damoprz wrote:If I could afford a 2nd pair of shoes I'd definitely be going with 2 lightweight sets, switching half way.
slparker wrote: i'd be interested to see how the salomons go. a superb pair of shoes that i've worn on and off track carrying a heavy pack (as well as superb for actual trail running). The newer version appears to have a better sole - that is larger lugs - I found the older version a little sketchy in the mud.
Stew63 wrote:Suggest look at real, serious, dedicated trail shoes (not NewBalance/Nike/ASICs/Adidas etc. - they're not true TrailShoes!)
phil robinson wrote:just finished the aawt ,was making an attempt at the record but lost too much time getting lost and then got wiped out by a storm, I used a pair of new balance 610s they were fine but really got a workout and are now worn out. I would recommend having a second pair ready as it can be disastrous if the sole starts delaminating in the middle of nowhere. I would also suggest that you get shoes at least one size bigger than usual as your feet will swell considerably. I lost both big toenails after a 70km day in the rain in very well worn in shoes. I also had to get thicker socks for a bit more padding as running with a pack mine was 5kg base plus water and food usually about 8kgs total places more impact on the base of your feet. If I were to do it again I would go for a more cushioned trail shoe than the 610s.Also if you are sticking to the actual track and not detouring around some of the peaks and regrowth areas I suggest you wear gaiters, I didnt and my usually tough legs go pretty cut up by the gorse and acacia regrowth.
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