I would really need advice about which shoes to buy for road running (approximately 80% asphalt and 20% gravel) in snowy/wet/cold conditions.
I started running in march 2017 to lose weight, but began to love it shortly after. Although I have been preety consistent with it, I had some minor stage injuries in first two months (shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pains), related to weight and inappropriate footwear (regular sport shoes with foam soles not meant for running). Since this was going nowhere good, I went to a sport store to analyze my feet and buy proper running shoes in hope to run injurie free. I was told to be a mild pronator and something between a low and normal foot arch. Tried on some shoes for overpronators and settled for a pair of Asics Gel Kayanos 23 since I got a great deal for them. Right from the start it felt immensely better and I haven't had a problem until november 2017 when I was ramping up distance too quickly (ambitious running begginer problem). That resulted in huge ITBS problems in both of my legs and I was out of running for almost 4 months. Since that tought me a lesson, I was getting really gradually into it again in march 2018 with paying great attention to my body. Untill this day I had no new injuries appart from occasional muscle soreness/heavy leg feeling/fatigue after some of my harder runs, which is normal. I also had to change shoes inbetween, because my Kayanos were too beat up (logged 1500k in them, but still use them for <8k runs as they are still ok for such distances). I bought Asics GT-1000 6 and after 200k I can say that they suit me just fine (no abnormal pains, injuries, nothing).
But since the winter is here, the snow is coming and I'm not injured, I would like to keep running through the whole year. My Kayanos and GT's won't stand a chance against snow and water, so I'll have to invest in some watterproof shoes. The shoe HAS to be with Goretex to repel water/moisture as long as possible and it HAS to have quality soles for good grip.
Because I live in a small village and have the nearest sport shop 30k away (which doesn't have so many models to choose from, specially if you are an overpronator/underpronator) I don't have much of a choice to begin with. I looked online for models and those made it into the selection:
-Asics Gel-Sonoma 3 GTX
-Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX
-Salomon Sense Escape GTX Nocturne
-Salomon Trailster GTX
-Asics GT-1000 7 GTX (overpronation)
Now as you can see, we have a problem. All trail shoes are for neutral runners and only the road ones are meant for an overpronator.
As much as I'm intrigued and mesmerized by beautiful trails that people run in (I would REALLY like to run them if I could), I just simply don't have the luxury to be a trail runner in a place where I live. We have no real trails around here where I could log in the distance that I need. On the other hand we have plenty of small roads which give me a lot of possibilities and variations that I can choose from (no need to run on the same route over and over again).
What I want to tell with that is if I buy the trail shoes, they will be used only in snow (which is not necessarily bad), while the road ones will be used also throughout the year in very wet conditions.
My questions are:
1.)Should I go with the road ones (because I'm almost sure they'll fit my feet perfect), or should I try on the neutral ones and buy the ones that will also fit my feet?
2.)Are trail shoes going to be too hard to run in for road use and are they going to hurt my feet since they are neutral?
3.)Are road shoes going to provide enough grip in snow and on icy parts?
4.)If I should buy trail shoes and they start to hurt my feet, will overpronation insoles help?
I apologize for such a long post, but any advice will be greatly appreciated.