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1190 Views 19 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Robo
Hi guys! I need some help with this. I currently have a pair of trail shoes (Brooks Adrenaline) and I wore them for a 50k trail run. I ended up with 5 black toenails. I know I have to make an adjustment before I do another ultra. I was at the Chicago Marathon expo and asked the Brooks rep. about this. He had me try on the next size up but, it seemed too big. I also have wide feet. What shoe should I get? Most of the running places around here do not know anything about trail shoes. Same thing with the Brooks rep I talked to. I usually wear a size 8w in brooks and have never had an issue with my feet. I thought I heard somewhere that for ultras I needed to go up a size. Educate me in trail shoes and how to solve this problem. By the way, I love this ultra stuff!!!!
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Newbie trail runner here. Actually very newbie trail runner. I am signing up for a half marathon and found out that 12 miles of it are park trails.<br><br>
Are trail shoes absolutely necessary if running this short a race. (short in yall's terms.. since you are used to running 100 miles!)
It's in Houston. So I imagine dirt. Probably moist damp dirt.
okay.. from the photos of last year it looks like gravelly dirt trails. No roots that I can see. Fairly flat, about 3-4 feet wide-type trails.<br><br> is the site.
Thanks Meri!<br><br>
I knew I could count on you to help me out.<br><br>
I am hoping to make a trip out there soon, if so.. I'll definitely run the trail to check it out.
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