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In this film I cover how to choose a pair of grippy trail running shoes for more confidence on muddy, slippery winter trails.

Then I answer everyone’s great questions, share my thoughts on the grippy shoes I’ve been wearing, and there are some good tips from the audience too.

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LINKS to my favourite grippy trail shoes:

Ones I wear the most
Salomon Speedcross 4 – go for non-GTX (non-waterproof), a good all-rounder, 10mm drop, but slippery on rocks but good grip for mud and enough cushioning for road stretches too.
UK: https://amzn.to/2Or9aCU
USA: https://amzn.to/2AO4C66
Canada: https://amzn.to/2RGOzN5

Inov8 X-Claw 275 – nice WIDE toe box, great for mountains and ultras, 8mm drop, great grip on mud and rocks, wouldn’t use on roads as wears down the grip quickly, not much support/cushioning.
UK: https://amzn.to/2Ouniv1
USA: https://amzn.to/2quTOUf
Canada: https://amzn.to/2SOdjUN

Scott Supertrac RC – quite wide toe box, interesting radial grip pattern that works really well with all angles of slide, 5mm drop, very light, nice wide non-shifting tongue.
UK: https://amzn.to/2zuKunJ
USA: https://amzn.to/2SOknAR
Canada: Can only find Kanibalu Supertrac sorry https://amzn.to/2RGNncB

Others I recommend
Scott Kinabalu – padded AND grippy, not often a combo you see.
UK: https://amzn.to/2RDBWCa
USA: https://amzn.to/2REe6WV
Canada: https://amzn.to/2RGNncB

Inov8 Mudclaw 300 – the best! I only wear the Inov8 X-Claw because of the wider toe box. Precision fit means Mudclaws fit snug around the toes for contouring round hills.
UK: https://amzn.to/2D60dgi
USA: https://amzn.to/2RCB80r
Canada: https://amzn.to/2DnxZib

Dynafit Feline Vertical – cushioned, wide-ish toe box, deep grip but can hang on to mud, quick fit laces very long!
UK: https://amzn.to/2Oywpv2
USA: https://amzn.to/2QntUgy
Canada: https://amzn.to/2AP6NX9

Vivo Barefoot Primus SG – super grippy, zero drop, for those wanting a natural, almost shoe-less running feel through mountains of mud.
UK: https://amzn.to/2zuMT1J
USA: https://amzn.to/2RCCDf5
Canada: https://amzn.to/2JHG15P

Budget options
More Mile Cheviots – ONLY £25! Have not tried myself but have heard good reviews, very grippy, worth a go for beginners and those on a budget.
UK: https://amzn.to/2DnZTul
USA: https://amzn.to/2qwHuCZ
Canada: https://amzn.to/2SQl2BN

Walsh PB Elites – Old school fell running trainer, worn by legends in the days of yore! Super grippy, good ground feel, around £65-70.
UK: https://amzn.to/2zyivTZ
USA: https://amzn.to/2OsW0Fj
Canada: https://amzn.to/2RCudEA

Mountain Bear Ground Control Shoe – another bargain shoe at £55, very grippy but quite a solid feel to it.
https://www.northernrunner.com/shoes-c133/fell-running-shoes-c226/mountain-bear-ground-control-fell-running-shoes-p1777