sucker. Never paid more than £70. Need to keep a weather eye on Sportsshoes and the like though.
Build is shoddy now, i had similar earlier in the year
You train in those shoes?? They are just racing shoes, don't bother training in em
I liked training in them, they were my goto shoes for anything off road. I was hoping for some advice outside of "sucker" followed by "idiot" :)
Exactly what happened to my last pair. Blue and orange ones. The old yellow ones, never a problem. Pb have cheap mudclaws at the moment.. Or maybe Salomon seem to be as cheap now. Maybe try fellraisers. Ask your bro' see how he gets on with his
yeah you can't train in Xtalons and expect them to last. My rule of thumb is race in them for ~200km, then retire them to races where I don't need as much grip/care as much.
Have heard good reviews about Fellraisers as good for training and being quite cheap (normal get them for £50 a pop), trail shoes that can deal with a bit of terrain. They are, however, lethal on rock. All fell shoes are fairly lethal on wet rock but these are a new level apparently.
Orienteering will further hasten the demise of Inov8s now the rands are so reduced.
As for XC spikes - really tight. Mine are 1 size smaller than I'd normally wear. That way of the laces come undone they stay on your feet. Treat them well (i wash mine after every race. You should really remove the spikes and treat the holes with vaseline as well OH MATRON to stop them rusting in, but I don't do this.
Bought some nb minimus trail shoes will see what they are like.
Which xc spikes do you use? They had no size 11s or smaller in the shop.
think I have saucony. Basically as long as you've got 6-spike you're OK. I don't think 4 spike are enough when it gets properly muddy