Merrell Avalaunch Tough Mudder £110
If running through gloopy mud, scrambling over obstacles and jumping in thick muddy water is how you like to spend your time, Merrell has the shoe for you. Its brand-new Avalaunch Tough Mudder shoe is specifically designed with obstacle racing in mind. It’s a super- lightweight shoe, with a stiff UniFly mid-mid-sole for support and a flexible toe for fast and agile movements. Aggressive 5mm lugs are designed to shed mud as you go over the midfoot and heel, but include lugs with a larger surface area on the toe to give added traction while moving over those slippery wooden obstacles. A fabric and mesh upper aim to provide good ventilation, keeping the feet nice and cool. The padded Lycra tongue is built in, extending around to the heel, giving a close sock-like fit to keep excess water and debris out. Loosen or tighten as you please, as fast as you like, with the easy-to-use quick-lock system. An added Lycra flap attaches over the lock to protect it from catching as you race.
GET A GRIP The Avalaunch Tough Mudder features Merrell's M-Select Grip outsoles, to deliver durable, highly slip-resistant stability on wet and dry ground, over mixed terrain.