I had a bad experience in a 10K last friday and I could use your help to make sure it won't happen again !
I do have a shoes sponsor (as a triathlete) so I went to the race with two pairs from that sponsor (let's not give names... ;-) ), but it was pouring rain and both where sliding all over the place. 10mn before the start my wife finally arrived (race was close to home) with the only pair I had I could think of that has some good grip : Merrell Bare Access 2. Race went well in term of grip thanks to the great Vibram outsole but it's definitely not the fastest shoe I can think of (ran 33mn25s)... could have used a bit of heel to toe drop for the hilly course, could have used a bit more "pop" and could have used a bit more cushioning too. Don't get me wrong the Bare Access is probably the shoe I wear most for training, but not the fastest for my stride for sure.
All this to day --> I want to keep a racing shoe with some grip in my race bag for days like this and I could use some advice.
On the top of my list of fast shoes ok for wet days (with not too narrow toe boxes) :
- it seems Adidas Adios Boost and Hagio could be good options.
- Zoot Kiawe 2.0 seems like a dynamic shoe with some grip.
- Brooks T7 seems to have a very soft rubber but don't know about the grip, somebody ???
- Mizuno Hitogami wet grip ?
Other ideas ? Suggestions ? Past experiences ?
Thanks a lot in advance for your help.