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    Hey guys looking for some help. I've decided I'm going to stop street running and get into trail running. Anyone have any suggestions on some trail runners, around the $100 mark.

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    Donít know how much cushioning youíre looking for, but hoka one one has a lot. Basically made for oldsters like me or post surgery athletes(like me again!). And fit is so important. Nike is my other go to sneaker. Have fun

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    I need something with a wide toe box, preferably zero drop

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    Hoka makes wide and so do Nikes. New balance has the best selection of wides but their heels are loose. Nike 4e for me. There are some good runners websites with tons of reviews

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    Im a total idiot i had no idea what you was asking to i saw the replys
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledbetter View Post
    Hoka makes wide and so do Nikes. New balance has the best selection of wides but their heels are loose. Nike 4e for me. There are some good runners websites with tons of reviews
    I'll take a look at the Hoka. Thanks

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    If you don't need boot height, Ultraboost Terrains are right at your budget but way above expectations, these are basically like walking on a thin foam mattress but with off-road traction..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    If you don't need boot height, Ultraboost Terrains are right at your budget but way above expectations, these are basically like walking on a thin foam mattress but with off-road traction..
    Those look interesting. And right at my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish 14 View Post
    Those look interesting. And right at my budget.
    Amazon warehouse employee approved, 12-15 miles a day without sitting is no issue in my Ultraboosts; if you are walking with a group of people, these shoes will give you an outright unfair advantage over the others..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish 14 View Post
    I need something with a wide toe box, preferably zero drop
    Those Adidas do not have what some people consider to be a wide toe box. And your next preference of zero drop sounds like you are familiar with Altra. Is that true? After using about 7 pair in the last 5 years (maybe), it can be said how unlikely I will wear a narrow toe box high heel type of shoe again. I end up over using them until the midsole has collapsed at certain points, then get a stone bruise to last the ages. Previous versions can sometimes be had at less than $100, and curiously customers sometimes prefer them over the latest/greatest. Altra's website offers returns if wrong size. My son likes Hoka, but they are a little too cushy boat-like for me. It's not like Altra's will last as long as a Merrill or Hi-Tec based on previous experience. The RSM (rain/snow/mud) models shed water nicely but if you are hard on footwear, the membrane will tear. I've only had one pair of them so far.

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    Check out the Salomon speed cross(I have 4). These actually come with the option of wide fitting(which I need). Very comfy and a deal can be got on the previous flavour. Think speed cross 5 are out now, so 4 should be even cheaper.

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    I only use mine for walking - Salomon XA PRO 3D (hiking / trail shoes). They are used every day walking the dog. Equipped with quicklace, so for me, I set it and forget it and slip them on.


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    @kit, I'm not familiar with Altra, I normally wear new balance.

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    @ven, I had a pair of the speed cross. Salomon makes good shoes.

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    I'd look into Vasque shoes. Vasque Breeze boots are the benchmark for people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Next best would be Salomon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooked on Fenix View Post
    I'd look into Vasque shoes. Vasque Breeze boots are the benchmark for people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Next best would be Salomon.
    Had a pair of juxt, lasted only 3 months.

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    These are my current go to s, some Kevlar uni's

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    They arenít zero drop, but the Salomon sense ride has been really good for me. Nice wide toe box compared to some of their other models. The original model used to be very inexpensive (around $60) and my pair is 2 years old and still serviceable. They also have a GTX Version if you need the waterproofing. They have a lot of cushion where the Xa/ 3D/4D is more of a plastic chassis and IMO not great for running.

    Alternatively older models of Saucony peregrine have also been durable and have a nice strike plate in the forefoot that help with rocks. Their drop is closer to neutral if I remember correctly.

    Finally the Brooks Cascadia (older models) have been great. I still have a couple beat up pairs I use outside. I donít have experience with their newer versions.

    All of these have wider toe boxes, great traction and have proven durable.

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    These are my cross 4, pondering getting the 5. They have been very comfy, my use was simply a trainer for winter use on school walks. I dont do running

    So about 18m old i think





    Little worn from all that pavement

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    Stag, my current shoes are not zero drop. The drop us about 6mm, but my new balance are. The Saucony looks interesting.

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    Ven, those look comfortable. They also look like they had decent size lugs on them at one point.

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    The speedcross are nice and have big lugs. They tend to run narrow. Too narrow for me anyway. Salomon seems to have changed up their lasts even on the same models. Sizes and fit are different than they were even a few years ago. It is very frustrating as I am a fan of their stuff. Buy the same thing a few times and then get a new pair and they are a size too small and shaped differently. That is what led me to the sense rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish 14 View Post
    Ven, those look comfortable. They also look like they had decent size lugs on them at one point.
    They are comfortable straight out of the box Fish, no complaints at all. Even though the sole looks super thin up front, lots of cushion. These are the wide version(not sure how the standard narrow fit). But comfortable all round. The lugs were quite aggressive( odd few are still a little lol). That took a lot of concrete walking(which they are not meant for) to wear down.

    Defo a recommend, with the 5 out, the 4 should be able to be bought for well under your budget. I would not be surprised if you could get near 1/2 your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StagMoose View Post
    The speedcross are nice and have big lugs. They tend to run narrow. Too narrow for me anyway. Salomon seems to have changed up their lasts even on the same models. Sizes and fit are different than they were even a few years ago. It is very frustrating as I am a fan of their stuff. Buy the same thing a few times and then get a new pair and they are a size too small and shaped differently. That is what led me to the sense rides.
    I've noticed that also.This is probably because they changed the country of manufacture. From Taiwan to Indonesia.

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    Ven, of that's the case price wise that might be a good bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StagMoose View Post
    The speedcross are nice and have big lugs. They tend to run narrow. Too narrow for me anyway. Salomon seems to have changed up their lasts even on the same models. Sizes and fit are different than they were even a few years ago. It is very frustrating as I am a fan of their stuff. Buy the same thing a few times and then get a new pair and they are a size too small and shaped differently. That is what led me to the sense rides.

    They do a wide, have you tried these? So available standard and wide which i have the latter. Pretty wide foot and not had any issue with these cross 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish 14 View Post
    Ven, of that's the case price wise that might be a good bargain.

    Over the last few months, odd sales in UK have shown them for cheap as chips, under £50, sure maybe even near £40 ish. Cant remember what i paid, think fairly new out and listed at £120 ish, i paid £90 iirc. Speed cross 3 are also still available, worth a look around imho. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    They do a wide, have you tried these? So available standard and wide which i have the latter. Pretty wide foot and not had any issue with these cross 4.
    Good to know, I may check that option out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StagMoose View Post
    Good to know, I may check that option out. Thanks!

    No probs, i am glad i found them as have pretty wide feet. No issue with these, so i would hazard a guess you should be fine. Cheers

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    Brief video review of the Ultraboost Terrain; he's focusing mostly on the weatherproofing and traction, as most sneaker folk already know about Ultraboost comfort:


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