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PostWed Dec 30, 2020 11:29 am 
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Anyone have a brand they like for trailrunning?  Ive been going through them pretty quick these days, or at least repairing the chains often.  A lot of them, while they are great for walking, aren't really up to the higher forces of jogging and hopping over rocks/roots constantly.

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PostWed Dec 30, 2020 2:22 pm 
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I have some Ice Bugs Scandinavian ice running shoes that I got at a REI garage sale. They are like running shoes with short carbide spikes. Work great on frozen lakes and water ice. Ice running is a sport in Europe. Pretty pricy if not on sale though.

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PostWed Dec 30, 2020 11:12 pm 
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There are lots of track running shoes with replaceable spikes; most will take from 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2 inch long spike points.   Their are multiple cross country shoe brands with spikes, so you should be able to find good fit.

I cant imagine micro-spikes holding up to for lots of running mileage.  The replacement track spikes are inexpensive.

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PostThu Dec 31, 2020 12:52 am 
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Cross country shoes with spikes do give great traction on frozen ground, snow and ice.  However they are wretched on rocky trails.  Even the shortest cross country spikes are too long for running on a hard surface and will really beat up the ball of you foot.
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PostThu Dec 31, 2020 1:50 am 
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Randito wrote:
Even the shortest cross country spikes are too long for running on a hard surface and will really beat up the ball of you foot.

Trail Runners deserve and maybe even relish the pain so..  wink.gif

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PostThu Dec 31, 2020 1:51 am 
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Randito wrote:
Even the shortest cross country spikes are too long for running on a hard surface and will really beat up the ball of your foot.

Trail Runners deserve and maybe even relish the pain so..  wink.gif

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PostThu Dec 31, 2020 3:49 pm 
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Friend of mine is YakTracks to run in.
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PostSat Jan 02, 2021 8:10 am 
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Black Diamond has some new spikes out this year that are geared for Trail Running:

https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/distance-spike-traction-device-BD140003_cfg.html#start=2
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PostMon Jan 04, 2021 6:27 pm 
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Thanks all!  That REI option might be my best bet.
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PostThu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 pm 
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https://kahtoola.com/product/exospikes-footwear-traction/?color=blue&size=small

Supposedly a model for trail runners from the makers of Microspikes

I have no experience with these. Just saw your post and remembered seeing these on their site.
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