I'm a fairly average runner, currently doing 3 times a week, working slowly back up to 4 runs a week and decent mileage after a period of inactivity. I run in Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s on road, really like them and they seem to be doing the job of keeping my overpronation in check.
I'm interested in buying some hill shoes as I do quite a few hill races (in scotland- mostly mud, sheet rock and wet grass); some cross country (see mud and wet grass, not running XC often enough to buy spikes really) and only on trails very occasionally.
I'm interested in Inov8s as they really are the beast for wet and muddy conditions (have tried on both 212 xtalons and have run a few miles in my friends 265 mudclaws), but I'm worried about their very low drop compared to my Mizunos. The Mizunos are about 8 drop I think, the Inov8s I'm interested in are about 3mm drop.
Do you think this will be an issue? I'm likely to still be mostly training in Mizunos on road. I'm also open to other fell shoes if anyone has any idea but they really do need to be GRIPPY as a lot of the races I do are straight up and down rough terrain.