INOV-8 TRAILTALON 290
261g (UK 6) www.inov-8.com
Intended for longer runs over hard-packed trails, you'll enjoy packing in the miles with these. The large toe box is great for runners with wide feet or spread toes. The shoe is instantly comfy and the widely spaced, relatively deep, grippy lugs make light work of most trail surfaces, including wet rock. The shoe is close to the ground for precision, and there isn’t much cushioning to get in the way of the foot’s natural movement. This makes them most at home on soft trails in the hills and mountains. The only downside? The laces are a tad on the skinny side, making them trickier to operate with cold hands; 4mm drop.