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CQOTW5: The KMD Sport for Tough Mudder, or Something Else?

Customer Question of the Week

Every week we get plenty of questions from customers. So many in fact, that we have decided to dedicate a blog post every-so-often to our favourite customer questions, which we have abbreviated to ‘CQOTW’. So, without further ado, here is our latest CQOTW:

I recently can a Tough Mudder in my KMD Sport. They had enough grip, but let in a lot of debris. Which Vibram FiveFingers would you recommend for tackling mud obstacle races?

Its been very busy for us this week, we’ve recently taken delivery of new stock, including New Balance and Ultimate Direction, as quite coincidentally, we are ‘re-strategising’ to target trail runners and obstacle runners!
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New Balance Minimus: Zero Drop. Perfect for trail running

The KMD Sport is best in the gym, indoor training, and tarmac running. I am really surprised you found them to have adequate grip on your Tough Mudder.
The KMD Sport LS. Typically designed for the gym

The KMD Sport LS. Typically designed for the gym

For mud/obstacle use, the stand-out style is the Spyridon MR. The MR stands for Mud Runner and was designed for muddy events. I can’t comment from personal experience, as the Spyridon has always been one of those shoes that has never quite agreed with me, but our customers love that shoe.
The Spyridon MR. Vibram's offering for muddy events

The Spyridon MR. Vibram’s offering for muddy events

The other option (and a personal favourite of mine) is the Trek Sport. The tread is actually deeper than the Spyridon MR, so it provides better traction on the trails. It is built on the KSO platform (which stands for Keep Stuff Out) so if you’re looking to keep the dirt out, this could be the one for you.
The Trek Sport: Black / Charcoal, for both men and women

The Trek Sport. Deep lugs provide grip and stability on the trail.

Further, keeping grit and debris out is never easy, especially when you’re swamping around in mud. However, from personal experience, a pair of toe socks combined with fastening your shoes up extra tight has always been the best solution for me.
Injinji Original Weight, No Show toe socks.

Injinji Original Weight, No Show toe socks.

Both the Spyridon MR and the Trek Sport are currently on offer. The Trek Sport is currently £40 off, but this price will be increased over the weekend. We also have an offer on a pair of Injinji toe socks (offer only applies to that particular pair), where you can pick up a pair for better than half price when you place an order with us.
Ultimate Direction's 'Jurek Endure'. Another piece of kit that will simplify your life on the trails

Ultimate Direction’s ‘Jurek Endure’. Another piece of kit that will simplify your life on the trails

The Vibram FiveFingers Glossary

If you want to read more about each style of Vibram FiveFingers. CLICK HERE to see our Vibram FiveFingers Glossary. 

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Posted in 2014, New Balance, New Shoes, Tough Mudder, Ultimate Direction, Vibram FiveFingers
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