What are the best shoes for Race to the Stones or Race to the King?

Firstly, we have to stress that everyone is different. Not every shoe is suitable for every runner. So the question ‘What are the best shoes for Race to the Stones?’ – or indeed any of the Threshold Ultra Trail Series events is a tough one to answer!


We always strongly recommend that you have a running assessment before you buy shoes.  At Profeet, we don’t just look at your biomechanics, we look at your feet!


This video shows you what happens during a Profeet run assessment and below we detail which shoes our team members used previously for the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones.




Shoes used by the Profeet Team 


With the above caveat in mind, we can tell you which trail shoes the four members of the event-winning Profeet team use – all of which have been recommended to them after an in-store assessment.



Max, Chris, Iain and Pip



Max Wilcocks – Mizuno Wave Hayate

This is a fast, lightweight shoe designed for runners prioritising speed. It suits Max perfectly – a highly proficient and experienced ultra runner. Max finished 3rd at RTTS 2014 and won the Thames Path 100 in 2015.


Mizuno Wave Hayate



Pip Blackburn – Saucony Peregrine 5

This is a flexible trail shoe with great grip and a protective exterior that works for Pip – winner of this year’s Conti Lightning event.


Peregrine Saucony 5

Saucony Peregrine 5



Chris Howe – Salomon Fellraiser

Chris prefers to run in the Salomon Fellraiser – a great trail shoe that’s great for muddy and wet conditions, with excellent traction, and also low and lightweight.  Chris is a sub-3hr marathon runner and winner of the Saltmarsh 75 2014.


Salomon Fellraiser



Iain Martin – Brooks Cascadia

Iain is an accomplished ultra runner and has completed the CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix), South Downs Way 50 and Race to the Stones 2015.  He runs all his ultras in the Brooks Cascadia.


Brooks Cascadia



Find the right shoes for you


If you’d like to book a run assessment at Profeet please call us on 020 7736 0046 or contact us online to arrange a suitable time.


15% Discount for all entrants


If you have entered any of the events in the Threshold Ultra Trail Series, regardless of whether you are planning to compete over one or two days, you are entitled to a 15% discount on a Profeet run assessment.


Simply show your race entry confirmation when you come in.

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