tl;dr: Shoe recommendations for long runs on trails in the South West.
After 2 years living and running in the rugged coastal mountains of BC, Canada, I'm returning to live in the South West and am looking for shoe recommendations for local trails. I'd like something I can wear on muddy farm trails, woodland paths and routes like the SWCT, and something comfy for long runs (4-5hrs) is crucial. The shoes I wear here are definitely more geared towards gripping well on granite slab, and durability scrambling (Scarpa Ribelle*, Arcteryx Norvan). Hoka Torrents are a shoe I've enjoyed before, but they fell apart very quickly. I have wide-ish feet, and hated Altras.
Any help much appreciated!
- I love the Ribelle shoes, but had to warranty two pairs after they started coming apart where the upper/sole meet after <100km.