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Discussion: Lots of winter left

in: Timato; Timato > 2016-01-18

Jan 20, 2016 1:40 PM # 
Better go shopping for spiked shoes!
Jan 20, 2016 3:35 PM # 
I'm actually looking for spikes that I can wear with existing shoes. I've already bought 2 new pairs of shows in October.

I find I don't need spikes around here except when the trails are basically a sheet of ice. I'd like to find the spikes that are really more like crampons for conditions like that.
Jan 20, 2016 4:05 PM # 
I wear spiked shoes a lot since it makes winter running feel more like summer running, i.e. using the same muscles and form, but you have some road running to get to the trails so it wouldn't be very nice.

Kahtoola Microspikes usually work well in "sheet of ice" conditions.

In our iciest winter, I had to use Kahtoola's lightweight crampons (KTS Crampons) a few times but they're risky to run in if you don't lift your feet on every step!

Yaktrax (and probably Kahtoola's Nanospikes) break easily and don't work well enough on ice to be a regular solution for a good runner like you. Maybe you have an older pair of shoes you could sacrifice and install screws on the bottom?
Jan 20, 2016 6:04 PM # 
I just ordered some La Sportiva Crossovers- Goretex running "boots" that come with removable spikes to replace my dying Snowcross. I'll let you know how they work out.
Jan 21, 2016 3:37 PM # 
I'm sorry running boots?
Jan 21, 2016 3:39 PM # 
Like the Snowcross- just a warm running shoe with a built-in gaiter.
Jan 21, 2016 5:00 PM # 
Those are shoes! I love my Snowcross although they took a few runs to grow on me. 'Bent will have both brands so it will be interesting to compare.

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