OverviewFell 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
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.
No obvious advantage over the lighter Mudclaw 270
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.