Shoe Reviews

What shoe should you wear for your next muddy adventure? Browse our reviews to find that perfect partner.

Icebug Zeal RB9X Trail Shoe Review

I’ve had the Icebug Zeals for about a month now and after spending sometime breaking them in on road and gravel track here’s how they performed during that period and their first big test, the Midlands Spartan Super. First lets…

More Mile Cheviot 3 Trail Shoe Review

With all the various weekly posts and questions all talking about which are the best value for money trail shoes for obstacle course races, it was time for a look at the More Mile Cheviot 3

Brooks Puregrit 4 Trail Running Shoe Review

Brooks continue to update their ‘Pure’ range, this time offering the Puregrit 4 – a lightweight and flexible trail shoe. An attractive shoe from an experienced running shoe company. I put the upgraded Puregrit’s through their paces by way of a trail marathon.

Hoka Tor Speed Trail Shoe Review

Ever thought of trying something different? Something that may change the way you think of trail shoes?

Reebok All Terrain Super 2.0 Review

The updated Obstacle Racing shoe from Reebok. Has it improved to withstand the English mud?

Asics GEL Fuji Runnegade Trail Shoes Review

Asics up their trail range with the Fujirunnegade to provide grip and feature a sock liner to keep grit out.

Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoe Review

The Salomon Speedcross 3 is a relatively low profile trail shoe that’s been around for a few years now. Designed with trail running in mind, it’s been finding favour more recently amongst the Obstacle Racing community. Certainly on sight they…

What Trainers Should I Wear For Tough Mudder?

You may be asking yourself what shoes should I wear for Tough Mudder? And this a frequent question, but it’s quite a simple one. Trainers with some form of grip should be worn. Get some tread Generally speaking you should…

Cheap Trail Shoes For An Obstacle Race 

If you’ve signed up for an event but don’t want to break the bank you’ll be pleased to know these cheaper trainers are great alternatives to some of the more expensive options out there. When looking for your next shoe that’s…

Inov-8 Tri-X-Treme 275 Shoe Review

If you look at the Team Muddy Race Facebook and forums, one question that always comes up is “which shoes?” whenever a slightly less muddy race appears on the schedule.  The River Rat Race events, the Men’s Health Survival series…

Inov-8 X Talon 200 Review

Ready for the spring of 2015, and for a new season of Obstacle Races Inov-8 have announced a new addition to the X Talon shoe range.

Inov8 F Lite Review

If you’re anything like me you’ll have lots of different shoes, one pair for off road, one for on road and one for the gym, as well as any other excuse you can find to fill up the shoe rack. The…

Summer Trail Shoes: Brooks Puregrit 2 – Ladies

The perfect summer trail shoe is an elusive beast.  Many brands compete to promote their mix of grip, cushioning and responsiveness, but the balance between these three elements is so hard to get right for a summer trail shoe.  Trails…

Reebok All Terrain Super OCR Shoe Review

When we revealed that Reebok, through their partnership with one of Obstacle Course Racing’s (OCR) leading providers Spartan Race, were developing a series of OCR trainers; here at Muddy Race we must say we were a little excited. Reebok’s R…

Salomon XR Mission CS Review

We’ve all experienced the mismatch between shoe and surface – sliding about like an amateur skier on a muddy shortcut in road shoes, and the discomfort of running on tarmac in trail shoes.  Is there finally a solution?  Salomon market…

New Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 Review

The Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200 update was a hotly anticipated one. The previous version was the first of its kind but concerns had been raised that put the durability into question, particularly on a shoe built for the mountains and off…

Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Shoe Review

There are lots of running shoes out there but there aren’t so many with great grip, sexy design and shark like teeth. We put Inov8’s Mud Claw 265 ‘s under test to see if they’re the perfect obstacle racing shoe. The Mudclaw…

Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Review By Jon Albon

A few months back Inov8 released an update to the much loved X-Talon 212, a shoe that is worn by many off road runners and it’s starting to make a name for itself within the obstacle race community. Top Obstacle…

Inov8 Bare Grip 200 Shoes Review

Lightweight with serious grippy teeth on the sole these shoes offer everything you want in an Obstacle Racing shoe.

Inov-8 X Talon 190 Review

What shoe do you wear for lightweight grip? The Inov-8 X Talon 190 is your answer which is designed for the racers amongst us.