Hello from the UK, VFF newbie here.
I have wide feet and nearly always need to buy 2E running shoes, which in the UK gives a very limited range. It annoys me that this is different in the US where virtually every shoe is available in 2E, but that's another rant for another day.
I'm a midfoot/forefoot runner, so i'm hoping i'm halfway there if I decide to go VFF. Although I do appreciate there will be a learning/pain curve during transition.
I'm struggling to find a 2E decent trail shoe, so my investigations have lead me to consider VFF as I was lead to believe they are width friendly. Despite being wider than most, my current D width Mizuno Wave Harrier shoes are pinching on the little toe and giving me some grief, which then carries over when I go back into my road running.
I popped into a store today and tried both the Spyridon MR and Sport Trek. I preferred the Spyridon with its wider midfoot and overall feel.
The problem I have is that the trails I go on can be a good mile or so away on a tarmac run, plus can have stretches of tarmac within the trails. So on a 5 to 8 mile run, a third upwards could easily be on tarmac. So i'm worried that the Spyridon would wear quickly on those runs?
Is there another model I could consider that would be better suited to a road/trail mix? Or do I just take the hit on the wear? Is it going to be that bad?
I primarily a road runner in general, with trail/off-road when the weather suits, so I doubt i'm going to be doing 100's of trail miles in them.
I'd love it if VFF could be the solution to all my 2E woes on both road and trail. I'd love to find a shoe that would work on trails, but would also allow me to transition on road. Does such a shoe exist?
Thanks for listening, any help or advice would be very much appreciated.