12.5 miles hilly off road run on grass mainly (short road section), wearing Inov8 Terroc shoes.
These shoes are not very cushioned and have a low heel with no real stability — very comfortable and well worn-in. They took me up and down the Snowdon Mountain Race two weeks ago without drama.
For the past few days I’ve been reading about Vibram Five Fingers. Can’t justify the cost over here (over £80), so went to Tesco and bought my cheapest ever shoes to run in — £5! Actually they are sold as wet, or aqua, shoes and seem to be recommended by various barefooters. They are little more than a neoprene sock with a flat rubber sole about 4mm thick. They have a thin insole that I will probably take out eventually, although I’ll try them with the insole still in first — can’t wait!