I’ve been looking around for some minimal trail shoes and as the New Balance Minimus doesn’t seem to be available in the UK yet, the clear choice was going to be inov8.
I’ve tried inov8 before and found the mudclaw to be a little on the narrow side, fortunately the Roclite 295 has a softer upper and a wider fit.
I thought they were marvelous and pranced around the house joyfully in my new shoes.
My plan for a mudfest interlude didn’t go down too well, especially when I pulled out pre-ordered trail shoes for me and the old Mizuna Wave road shoes for Lynn.
I was in my element, mud, trails and forest – just perfect. It’s a long time since I’ve felt this happy on a run and cantered in out of the puddles and gloopy hollows and probably came within inches of getting a countryside ASBO.
Lynn wasn’t quite so overjoyed and maintained remarkably clean shoes despite sticking with me all the way.