Anyone considered wearing non-trail shoes on the trail? I hesitate to think the difference is that extreme. I know everyone's conditioned to using serious lugs, but when I go out in sneakers I don't feel like I can't climb or slow my descents. My experience is limited.
I'm looking specifically at the new Brooks PureDrift shoes, at 5oz each and with good cushioning, I feel like I'd love these on the trail but my gut is telling me to be cautious and edge towards the Brooks PureGrit instead, for the lugs...
In one of the cheesy videos on the Brooks website, Sasquatch says he wants a shoe that works for different types of terrain, including trail, and he chooses the PureDrift. It's obviously marketing nonsense, but they don't look too bad. I'll probably just get the PureGrit, though, which is the 2013 update to the long-lauded Brooks Cascadia.