New Balance MT330 Men's Trail Running Shoes £24.68 @ Sports Direct
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New Balance MT330 Men's Trail Running Shoes £24.68 @ Sports Direct

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Found 11th Jan 2013
I've been looking for some Trail Running shoes for a while since I've agreed to do Tough Mudder and a few similar events with my Brother this year.

These were the best deal I could find in my size (13 UK), lots of other sizes to choose from too though.

Also available in Black: sportsdirect.com/new…102

Or other colours for a higher price on Pre-Order.

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decent price for NB's

bought, will say if good

Original Poster

It looks like the link is pointing to the black ones now for some reason. Here's the link to the blue ones.

JFenlon

It looks like the link is pointing to the black ones now for some reason. … It looks like the link is pointing to the black ones now for some reason. Here's the link to the blue ones.



The colour: drop down list allows you to choose other colours.

Lol, do the Tough Mudder, we do that **** every Friday morning

There's not much grip on these shoes from what I can tell from the pictures. Running on trail paths may be ok but in mud they'd struggle.

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Mine came Today by Yodel. The grip looks pretty good to me, here's a couple of close-up photos of the sole:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2z6blus.jpghttp://i46.tinypic.com/2yw8k61.jpg

From reading up quite a bit before I bought, the MT330 seems to be a budget version of the New Balance Minimus, which is available for around £50, it's not quite as low profile as the Minimus but weighs the same. The Minimus was being spoken about as one of the better choices of footwear for Tough Mudder like events so I don't see why these would be any different, other than being quite a bit less expensive so less worries about getting them caked in mud.

Not been out in them yet cos I've got football in an hour so saving my energy, but they feel very comfortable on and look really nice.
Edited by: "JFenlon" 11th Jan 2013

Voted hot and have ordered a pair.



Thank You

Good luck with tough mudder i did it last year the electric shocks are about the worst of it the majority of the race is just running with occasional dips in rivers and ice baths. dont bother wearing layers of clothes you'll be more than hot enough just from running and probably end up dropping clothes around the course like i did.

As someone whose done a Toughmudder don't worry about what shows you wear they will get completely wrecked anyway. I'd do it in some £4.50 slippers for the good your footwear does you.
Agree with the post above the electric shock therapy is the worst. It flawed me and shocked me so hard on the floor I thought I had taken a knee to the back of the head and instinctively rolled over and tried to pull guard. Which is not an effective technique against electricity.
Although I will be buying these as I need new running shoes after the Toughmudder lol.

Original Poster

Thanks for the tips guys, little bit scared about the electricity now not doing Tough Mudder till September but got a few similar events in the next few months, not sure any of them have electricity though so not sure how to prepare for that one short of sticking a fork in a plug socket!

More expensive by a £10 but got myself these for tough mudder, so comfortable and seem great so far

sportsdirect.com/adi…033

I think its on variable current some people run through fine I think I was just a bit unlucky. TBH there not that bad just a bit cold. I did mine in November and deffo the wrong time of year to do it. On a warm september day you'll be fine. As someone said don't wear to many layers. If I do the Yorkshire 2013 TM I'm doing it just shorts shoes and maybe a bit of vaseline.

Does anyone know if these are made in the UK?

Ordered a size 13 in black, thanks op.

JFenlon

Thanks for the tips guys, little bit scared about the electricity now Thanks for the tips guys, little bit scared about the electricity now not doing Tough Mudder till September but got a few similar events in the next few months, not sure any of them have electricity though so not sure how to prepare for that one short of sticking a fork in a plug socket!



like the other guy said the current altenates between wires, we had to do a crawl through with wires hanging down a few inches from the ground i got hit, if i remember rightly, 9 times and the lad i ran with who crawled directly behind me got away with just 3. the shocks made me exhale as my body spasmed so when i got out the other side it felt like my lungs werent working right like i was winded?!? just concentragte on getting through as fast as you can and you'll be fine. The thing i remember most was the look on the old volunteer blokes face as he hosed us with water on the electric crawl through ive never seen someone enjoy causing others pain so much

Thanks for the tips guys. The shock treatment was the bit I was a bit worried about having been thrown across the room a few times before! Ordered these - doing Kettering in May, starting to really ramp up the cardio work to go with the weights now.

Are these any good for general road/treadmill running?

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dolphinninja

Does anyone know if these are made in the UK?



Says "Made in Indonesia" on the tongue.


sumpter

Are these any good for general road/treadmill running?



They're not uncomfortable to wear around the house, I think they'd be fine but you could probably find something more suited to your purposes if you have a look around.

I need to buy shoes today for a treadmill - have been wearing my five a side trainers for it since starting gym in Feb and need something with a bit more cushioning I think. Any suggestions appreciated. I bought some New Balance online recommended on here but they were far too small so need to be sent back. They seem good but the price has rocketed since then.

Think I will probably visit the dreaded Sportsdirect later (which I never enjoy) so any suggestions in advance much appreciated!

aidanjc

I need to buy shoes today for a treadmill - have been wearing my five a … I need to buy shoes today for a treadmill - have been wearing my five a side trainers for it since starting gym in Feb and need something with a bit more cushioning I think. Any suggestions appreciated. I bought some New Balance online recommended on here but they were far too small so need to be sent back. They seem good but the price has rocketed since then. Think I will probably visit the dreaded Sportsdirect later (which I never enjoy) so any suggestions in advance much appreciated!



I'd go to the sweat shop and get your running style analysed before investing in a pair of running shoes especially if you're only really using them for the treadmill. They will recommend you a pair- make your excuses and leave then buy them from sports direct who are generally well priced on ASIcs or new balance which is what they tend to recommend.

Thanks SS!

nice one ta. anyone doing the full mucker this year?

Danra87

nice one ta. anyone doing the full mucker this year?

Just took a look, looks pretty good have you done it yet?

Original Poster

Now reduced to £24.68. Very happy with mine (I paid £29.19 last month).

Got mine a while ago - very lightweight which is perfect for TM. Very very little tread though.

IS there any free delivery code?

Any comments on how these compare with say the Addidas mentioned above:
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/21303302_l.jpg
I'd have thought the above sort of tread might do better in really gnarly stuff?
Edited by: "_g_" 16th Feb 2013

I have the Addidas and love them. I use them for BMF and trail running and they make a huge difference in the mud.

Doing tough mudder too in Yorkshire - hoorah! Best advice I saw on this was to but some compression socks as your calves burn

Banned

If it's grip that you are after, you could do worse than these 'Muckle Grips'

Original Poster

_g_

Any comments on how these compare with say the Addidas mentioned … Any comments on how these compare with say the Addidas mentioned above:I'd have thought the above sort of tread might do better in really gnarly stuff?



They look good them, might have gone for them myself if they did them in Size 13.

Can't complain with the New Balance ones though, they're very lightweight, feels like you're not really wearing anything which I guess is the desired effect with barefoot style running shoes.

They also handled very well running in the snow and the muddy but firm trail I run on. Doing the Major Series in Leeds in early March so will get a better idea of whether they'll be up to the task of Tough Mudder then I guess.

dolphinninja

Does anyone know if these are made in the UK?



they only make 5 or 6 different types in the uk, most are made abroad where labour costs are much less.

Cheers for the thoughts.

I already have a pair of hand-me-down trail shoes, but they're not quite perfect fit.

Vague plan to do the Ben Nevis tri (maybe next year not this, will see how my fitness goes), but would also like to give tough mudder or a similar obstacle race thing a go and definitely been suggested to get the grippiest mud-clearingist shoes for that!

dont buy from here they are all seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Respect to all who compete in these things but electric shocks! WTF?!!

I may have a go at it this year but I prefer the longer endurance races of about 40 miles..

ForgiveTheCaps, But For Tough Mudder You'd Be Better Off With The Mt110, It's Got Much More Grip Than These-I Own Both.

ForgiveTheCaps, But For Tough Mudder You'd Be Better Off With The Mt110, It's Got Much More Grip Than These-I Own Both.

Are these shoes UK size or US ?
I have a continental size 43
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