> > I have Addidas Ozweego's, and I love them. Even though you really shouldn't do
> > this with shoes, I got them last spring, and probably put about 75-100 miles
> There is nothing wrong with wearing shoes on the roads and on the
> Shoe companies do make alleged trails shoes but they tend to be firm,
> dark colored to hide the dirt and waffled soles, but you can wear them
> on the road. The opposite is most common. If your Xcountry race is
> muddy, I would look for a waffled shoe or even small spikes(assumption
> 5k race for the spikes).
> > on them, wore them throughout the summer, and am now using them for cross
> > country. They've held up beautifully. The traction is wearing a little, but
> > other than that, they're fine.
> These Opinions Are Mine!
The best trail shoes I find are the comfortable road shoes that are
dirty. Trail shoes tend to be too rigid for me, not to mention the
god-awful dark colors these things come in. The only advantage with some
trail shoes are the ones that have a Gore-Tex upper. you need that for
the trail running in Oregon during the winter. Great trail race coming
up in December in Portland. The six-hour "Mudderfell", a six hour run
back & forth on the nastiest part of the Wildwood Trail (10 miles in
each direction). Most miles wins!