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Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby gbcrown » Sat 16 Jan, 2021 3:46 pm

I have been using trail running shoes for bushwalking for a number of years. My feet are wide. The only brand I have found that make shoes in EE or 4E wide sizes is New Balance.
My last pair were stolen from outside my tent.
Now looking for a new pair but finding it hard to locate a shop that stock them.
Does anybody know a shop that does?
I am in Sydney at the moment and am keen to do at least some walking while I wait for the NSW/VIC border to open so that I can return to Melbourne.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby Eremophila » Sat 16 Jan, 2021 6:17 pm

Angel's Shoes in Adelaide used to stock some, but it seems they have moved to ladies-only footwear. Still may be worth a call to them?

If you push hard enough, most sportswear shops will place an order for you. Or try Amazon - if you can find the right size, they'll be at your door in a day or two.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby rcaffin » Sun 17 Jan, 2021 5:07 pm

IF you know what you want, you can buy direct from www.newbalance.com.au
A great feature of NB is that they have a range of widths and they list the widths on the web site.
For the record, I take US10/4E as well.

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PS: mind you, a lot of the time I wear KT-26s instead, but they are going off the market now.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby Neo » Sun 17 Jan, 2021 5:24 pm

I have found Topo and Altra to be wide by design and thus very comfortable!
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby Eremophila » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 3:01 pm

https://www.amazon.com.au/New-Balance-4 ... =8-10&th=1

Pretty good range of sizes available in the Grey/Orange combo.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby Dexter » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 3:07 pm

gbcrown wrote:My last pair were stolen from outside my tent.


Wow! That sucks. Who does that!?
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby kymboy » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 6:30 am

If you're in Sydney there's a New Balance Outlet shop in Botany Rd Alexandria.
They seem to have a range of styles and widths there
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby gbcrown » Wed 20 Jan, 2021 6:30 am

I rang the NB outlet in Alexandria but it went through to a mobile number with no message.
Took Roger's advice and bought some Dunlop KT26 to get by while I locate some NB.
Made it back home to Melbourne yesterday.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby ggorgeman » Wed 20 Jan, 2021 3:46 pm

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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby rcaffin » Tue 26 Jan, 2021 5:10 pm

Well, that sort of thing, yes.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby OWilson87 » Tue 26 Jan, 2021 11:54 pm

I don't know how it is now, but before Adidas made shoes very good and made of thin material that I never pressed and I wore them calmly, now as you switched to new balance
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby gbcrown » Wed 27 Jan, 2021 6:57 am

Back in Melbourne and bought some New Balance from their website. Now have some KT26 as well!
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby commando » Thu 28 Jan, 2021 1:53 pm

Had a look at the Dunlop KT26's today in Big W for evaluation

First test
I pushed with both thumbs on the sole area as hard as i could with little flex so its hard, even harder than some Bushwalking boots

Second Test
I pushed on the inner liner to see what cushion effect there is, and there is ample.

Third test Pattern
It has minimum tread pattern a with a thin black sole
I wasn't too keen on that as after a short time the sole would be almost smooth

Fourth the Uppers
That Nylon weave isn't that durable or bump forgiving and i prefer leather

For $39 they seem to be alright and could do a job.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Thu 28 Jan, 2021 7:08 pm

@Neo, were the Altras zero drop? I bought the lone peak 4.5 to replace my beloved berghaus vapour claw, good for day walks, pain in calves after 3 days of a 5 day walk - Hotham to Howitt Dec 20. Dumped Altras for Asics. Smooth gel ride.
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Re: Trail runners for bushwalking

Postby gbagua » Tue 02 Feb, 2021 8:02 am

In Melbourne you have Bogong equipment and they carry trail runners:

https://www.bogong.com.au/footwear/trai ... shoes.html

I can vouch for La Sportiva brand which is the one I use for hiking and also climbing (rock shoes).
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