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Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  mountandog on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:15 pm

Need some ideas y'all. Winter is a comin' and I've never found the right shoes for winter. I'm currently doing most of my training in Kinvara 2s. I would like something that can go in some snow, somewhat waterproof (gortex?) but can handle the roads and sidewalks that are plowed in between. Any ideas?
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Mark B on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:30 pm

mountandog wrote:Need some ideas y'all. Winter is a comin' and I've never found the right shoes for winter. I'm currently doing most of my training in Kinvara 2s. I would like something that can go in some snow, somewhat waterproof (gortex?) but can handle the roads and sidewalks that are plowed in between. Any ideas?

If you like the Kinvara, the Peregrine would be a good choice for snow. I don't know if it'd be so great on pavement, though.
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:20 am

I use the Adidad Adizero trail shoes for winter running. They handle anything except glare ice.
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  jon c on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:00 am

You may already know this but yak trax are good for snow covered and icy roads and are easily fit over your shoes. I realize these are not shoes but it sure beats slipping and falling hard (which I have done before).
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Schuey on Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:54 am

Mark B wrote:
mountandog wrote:Need some ideas y'all. Winter is a comin' and I've never found the right shoes for winter. I'm currently doing most of my training in Kinvara 2s. I would like something that can go in some snow, somewhat waterproof (gortex?) but can handle the roads and sidewalks that are plowed in between. Any ideas?

If you like the Kinvara, the Peregrine would be a good choice for snow. I don't know if it'd be so great on pavement, though.

I would have to agree with Mark on the above, they sure are worth a try. I love the way they have performed on the trails for me.
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Post  Admin on Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:28 pm

jon c wrote:You may already know this but yak trax are good for snow covered and icy roads and are easily fit over your shoes. I realize these are not shoes but it sure beats slipping and falling hard (which I have done before).

YakTrax are a must! (for those who hate treadmills, at least) Smile

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Post  Jerry on Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:44 pm

Jerry doesn't understand why you just go ski. Very Happy
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:38 pm

Mr MattM wrote:
jon c wrote:You may already know this but yak trax are good for snow covered and icy roads and are easily fit over your shoes. I realize these are not shoes but it sure beats slipping and falling hard (which I have done before).

YakTrax are a must! (for those who hate treadmills, at least) Smile

I used a similar product - Ice Breakers - that I got from Roadrunner sports when I lived in Cleveland. I'd better go look for them..............
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Julie on Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:03 pm

Maybe I just live in a weird area for Yak Trax, but I own a pair and I can't run in them. I can never find a path that is all snow without stretches of clean pavement (in other words, the rare person who shoveled their side walk) and on the clean pavement they really scare me to have on but I can't pull them off every half mile or so, does that make sense? What do you do when it's mostly snowy and icy but still enough clear portions to make Yak Trax or something similar not really practical?
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  mountandog on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:02 pm

Julie wrote:Maybe I just live in a weird area for Yak Trax, but I own a pair and I can't run in them. I can never find a path that is all snow without stretches of clean pavement (in other words, the rare person who shoveled their side walk) and on the clean pavement they really scare me to have on but I can't pull them off every half mile or so, does that make sense? What do you do when it's mostly snowy and icy but still enough clear portions to make Yak Trax or something similar not really practical?

That's my problem as well and why I asked the original question.
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Ben Z on Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:43 pm

The Peregrine is supposed to perform great in snow. I definitely like the shoe so far as well on the trails. I run in the Kinvara 2 most days as well and it is an easy transition to this shoe.

One idea would be to spray a water repellent treatment on this shoe since it's not lined with Gore-Tex.

A second option might be the Mountain Masochist GTX version.
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  T Miller on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:58 am

Ben Z wrote:The Peregrine is supposed to perform great in snow. I definitely like the shoe so far as well on the trails. I run in the Kinvara 2 most days as well and it is an easy transition to this shoe.

One idea would be to spray a water repellent treatment on this shoe since it's not lined with Gore-Tex.

A second option might be the Mountain Masochist GTX version.

Or you can pick your favorite shoe and use the shoe screw when it is glare ice.

http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  KBFitz on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:21 am

I picked up a pair of Asics Gel Arctic WR 2 last year [at the REI outlet] and used them in snow and ice. I love them in these conditions. They are warmer and heavier than normal trail shoes, but the studs make them bite in where non-spiked trail shoes just slide. I endorse this review. Asics is now making the Arctic WR 4. These may be just what you need.


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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Pete B on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:33 pm

Here's your answer;

http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm



Just saw Tim M beat me to the punch...
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Tim M on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:58 pm

GORE-TEX - The Brooks Ghost GTX. If the traction isn't enough, add the Yaks or some screws. But it is GORE-TEX.



The Adrenaline also comes in GORE-TEX.
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  T Miller on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:07 pm

Tim M wrote:GORE-TEX - The Brooks Ghost GTX. If the traction isn't enough, add the Yaks or some screws. But it is GORE-TEX.



The Adrenaline also comes in GORE-TEX.

How much do these babies weigh?
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Re: Shoes for snow, sleet and rain

Post  Tim C on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:54 pm

12.1 oz.



http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/BKW1431/
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