Overview

Fell and orienteering shoe with an upper which will withstand the tough terrain and an outsole that will give good grip. Not as stripped down as some of the Inov-8 shoes so you get a bit more protection.

Road Race Suitability

  Elite Performance Protection
5K
10K
10M
Half Marathon
Marathon
A review by insider
May 24, 2010
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in response

a very good technical shoe with excellent grip descending, contouring and ascending.
mine dry out always in super quick time: firstly i always clean them with water and a nail brush to get the worst of the mud off. i then take out the insole and tightly pack in scrunched up newspaper. in a warm room, away from direct heat, the newspaper will absorb most of the moisture (i leave them overnight). i then remove newspaper and any remaining moisture will have disappeared by the time of the next evening's run.
A review by richardb
May 25, 631
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No obvious advantage over the lighter Mudclaw 270

The same awesome grip as the other Mudclaw but a more padded and supposedly robust upper. I've done about the same amount of mileage in these as in my Mudclaw 270s (around 400 miles) but whilst the uppers on the minimalist 270s are fine the uppers on these are torn, cracked and on the verge of dropping to bits.

I did the 26 mile Belvoir challenge in them in Feb 2007 and wore a hole in the heel padding - and my heel was rather a mess at the end of the run. I've run similar distances in the 270's without having the same problem.

Also, because of the more padded upper they take almost three days to dry out when they get soaked - which frankly means every run in the Dec - March months.

I think the Mudclaw 270's are fantastic but that the 330 just isn't as fit for purpose.
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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2007
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
MSRP $

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Neutral
Support
Motion Control
Trail
Lightweight
Racer
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Light Trail
Trail
Severe Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy