Race to the Stones Footwear & Hydration Vest Recommendations?

Yep, entered for the 100km non-stop next year, being my 50th year on the planet.

On the shoe front the inov8 brand has caught my eye. 
So instead of transferring from my Brooks or Saucony road shoes to the trails, i'm thinking of trying inov8.

Am i correct in thinking the TRAILTALON 290 V2 is probably best suited for me for this race, being a heavy runner of 16 stone?

Also how does sizing for this compare to Brooks and Saucony, which i wear an 11 in?

I only ask, as the nearest inov8 stockist to me is some 30+ miles away, so i'm going to have to purchase online.

Perhaps there is a different shoe from a different brand you would recommend? 

For the Hydration vest, i have a 46" chest, so am limited on some models, but again the inov8 ultra pro looks good, along with the Ultimate Direction offerings, the Ultra or Mountain model perhaps? 

Any recommendation / advice is most welcome. 

Comments

  • I still have an ultra in them, but I used a lot of the trail running on Nike Terra Kiger 3 and lil peep shoes here (https://lilpeepmerch.net/product-category/shoes/). They have a solid tread and a lot of coating without being overweight. I have also picked up the Nike Wildhorse 3 to replace them to see how the two vary.

    Nike's never struggled with me so generally I stick with them with every running shoe so that I can't worry about the Solomons, HOKAs or Inov 8s. I know the additional traction is very helpful on the road, so any shoe you get is probably better than the Ghost. If you want to adhere to this brand, Brooks even makes the Cascadia.
  • ArebaKhan said:
    I still have an ultra in them, but I used a lot of the trail running on Nike Terra Kiger 3 and lil peep shoes here (https://lilpeepmerch.net/product-category/shoes/). They have a solid tread and a lot of coating without being overweight. I have also picked up the Nike Wildhorse 3 to replace them to see how the two vary.

    Nike's never struggled with me so generally I stick with them with every running shoe so that I can't worry about the Solomons, HOKAs or Inov 8s. I know the additional traction is very helpful on the road, so any shoe you get is probably better than the Ghost. If you want to adhere to this brand, Brooks even makes the Cascadia.
    Thank you, after some fitting, i think i'm sold on the Brooks Caldera for footwear, and the Salomon adv skin 12 for the hydration vest. 
  • I actually have an ultra in them, however, I utilized a ton of the path running on Nike Terra Kiger 3 and nba youngboy shoes at (https://nbayoungboymerch.net/category/shoes/). They have a strong track and a ton of coverage without being overweight. I have likewise gotten the Nike Wildhorse 3 to supplant them to perceive how the two fluctuate. Nike's never battled with me so, for the most part, I stay with them with each running shoe so I can't stress over the Solomons, HOKAs or Inov 8s. I realize the extra foothold is useful out and about, so any shoe you improve than the Ghost. In the event that you need to hold fast to this brand, Brooks even makes the Cascadia.
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