New to this forum, enthusiastic but very amateur runner here.
For the first time I invested in some half decent running shoes last October (previously just bought cheap and cheerful Karrimor £30 trail shoes from Sportsdirect) - bought some Hoka One One Challenger Trail Shoes (I tend to like trail shoes due to the extra tread and grip although run equally on trail and road). I couldn't believe the difference they made and my times seemed to improve a lot. I liked them so much I invested in a pair of Hoka Rincon shoes less than a month later which were also great on the road.
My issue is that the Challengers fabric on the side of the toe-box has worn and ripped, not just one side but all four. It's a real shame as I love these shoes, what's more the tread on the Rincon is wearing thin after barely any mileage (30/40km). I'm loathed to go back to the Karrimors but can't really justify £100 trainers every couple of months (running c120km a month).
Any suggestions for alternatives or other advice would be gratefully received, thanks.