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 Rory
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Hi all.
Looking for advice on which shoes and where to buy, for competition (Leinster League etc)
Up to now i went for either Inov-8\'s, O-shoes (walsh /vj) or trail runners from the big brands like asics or adidas.
I find inov-8s are great for grip but my roclites have seen better days and they are hard on the legs if there is any amount of trail or rock. Anyone recomnend ones with more cushioning or an alternative?
Any good shops? I\'ve heard good things about amphibian king in Wicklow?

Rory

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(@niamh)
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Hi Rory,

I run in either VJs or Inov-8\'s most of the time. VJ bold are hardy, and I rate the Inov8 X-talons highly. They don\'t have much cushioning though. Icebug are another popular brand, but possibly only available online from Ireland. I\'ve found they are a wider fit than the Vj\'s and Inov-8\'s. Basecamp stock Inov-8, Pat Healy sells Vj\'s. There\'s some info here too:  https://www.orienteering.ie/gear . Hope this helps.

Niamh

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(@niamh)
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Hi Rory,

I run in either VJs or Inov-8\'s most of the time. VJ bold are hardy, and I rate the Inov8 X-talons highly. They don\'t have much cushioning though. Icebug are another popular brand, but possibly only available online from Ireland. I\'ve found they are a wider fit than the Vj\'s and Inov-8\'s. Basecamp stock Inov-8, Pat Healy sells Vj\'s. There\'s some info here too:  https://www.orienteering.ie/gear . Hope this helps.

Niamh

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 Rory
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Thank you Niamh. All useful information. I\'ll check out the shop in town.
Rory

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