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So, I've recently gotten into running, and am working on getting better with VFFs (which I LOVE). I also want to keep increasing the distance I run (last week I hit 6 miles! woohoo!), which I obviously can't do in VFFs (yet? ever?). The current running shoes I own are $40 pairs I got from Winners - Nike/Reebok/holycrudmyheeliswaytoohighofftheground.

Personally, I'm asking after four kinds of shoes, because these are the four events I'll be doing in the next year. I will likely sign up for more, but these initial ones are all so different, they'll still give me a great place to start re: shoes. If you have recommendations that you think cover more than one of the events, then PLEASE let me know! I'm not made of money :tongue:

TL;DR: If I'm looking for shoes for Event X, what would you suggest?

-5km run (September 9th)

-10km mud run (September 30)

-half-marathon (March 23)

-Tough Mudder (August 2013)

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I love my Nike Free Runs for all road running. I am trying to transition to Inov-8 F-Lite 230's (https://secure-vip.zappos.com/product/7420600/color/8768), but so far I am really just using them for lifting, walking, and conditioning workouts.

I bought Inov-8 Mudroc 290's for trail and other off-road running (https://secure-vip.zappos.com/product/7310090/color/139) and they are awesome! I would not want to run on the road with these though (they have pretty hard bottoms, it feels like running in cleats on the road). I am planning on running my Super Spartan race in these, and they would be great for a Tough Mudder.

I love that Inov-8 "performance" fit, it is perfect for the shape of my foot.

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Great, thank you!! I will look into those. :D

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Level 2 - Second Challenge in Progress

.: STR: 3 .:. DEX: 3.5 .:. STA: 7 .:. CON: 2.75 .:. WIS: 4.5 .:. CHA: 6 :.

.:Donate to my Down and Dirty Run :.

τὸ χρεὼν ἐπήρτηται· ἕως ζῇς, ἕως ἔξεστιν, ἀγαθὸς γενοῦ.

Death hangs over thee: whilst yet thou livest, whilst thou mayest, be good.

"Hey, at least you are going out there pooping on elevated surfaces and giving your best! That's what matters right?" - Elefevers the Wise

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