Benjamin Tyas Trail shoes are like wands. Just as the wand chooses the wizard you will need to find the shoes that will work with you. David Dixon If you thinking of an Edale start you should know now.👍🏻 William Estensen As I'm only 17, I meant it as a general comment haha David Dixon Best get some permission then😉 For me Salomon Speedcross CS.👍🏻 Jilly Davidson Inov8 arctic claw, roclites & mudclaw for me Chris Haswell Inov8 arctic claw for ice and snow, x claws for muddy (most of route) them Altra boots for Middleton to dufton or if feet swelled up to much as large toe box. Stephen Brown Hoka waterproof boots. Jim Tinnion Saucony Peregrine Ice+ and inov8 Race Ultras for me. You aren't going to get a definitive answer here! Gabi Kenkenberg Dynafit Transalper were THE shoes for me. Neil Rutherford ...and...to add my tuppence in..in addition to prev comments re Salomon Speedcross (which i used)...i did the whole race in 1 whole size larger than my footsize. I didn't have a single blister and toe nails were good too. Maybe i got lucky.
Just a normal Speedcross 4 mainly and a S-LAB Speedcross for backup.
I used resoled hokas, they had fell spikes, worked well, any shoes can be solved at Lancaster sports,
Paul Reeve Hokas, hokas waterproof boots later on. Paul Bridge I used inov 8 roclite 295 GTX kept my feet dry, and warm and not a single blister on the challenger, I did change socks regular and covered my feet in sudacrem as well though. Gwynn Stokes Wet ones 😂 Alex Buckland There is no one shoe that will do great for the whole course. I would use something good on wet rock (North Face Ultra Endurance) for up until CP1 then something that is good on deep mud for up until CP2. After that anything that you find comfortable and well sized will do the job
I wore Altra boots for the whole course- used a size up from the start with insoles which I took out at hawes. performed brilliantly for me and my feet were in pretty good condition at the end (despite being 3 times their normal size!)
What are these Altra boots you speak of Sarah? are they available in the UK?
lone peak 3.0 neoshell mid - lightweight running boot. they are zero drop which suites me and really good cushioning (not far off a hoka) so for super long distance I find them very comfy. the toe box is also very wide so lots of room for swollen toes and big fat socks! yes available in UK - I bought them from my local running shop
what are the sizes like? do they come up big? small?
if anything they come up a little small - I take a 6 in inovate but bought a 7 in altra (partly to allow for foot swelling though)
thanks, thats helpful.