I’m running my first 50K at the end of December and I just started running trails a once a week a few months ago. I ran trails in Sayonara when I started, because I really don’t want to run in any other shoe. They did ok on the groomed trails, but I really needed more traction on the more technical trails and there will probably be snow covered technical trails for the 50K, so I grabbed a pair of Wave Ascend 8′s. The 8′s are ok, they provide more traction and the ride is all Mizuno, but they just don’t feel like my Sayonara which is absolute perfection, Just wanted to throw it out there. How about a trail Sayonara, a more aggressive out sole, same drop, and a little more U4iC? You guys nailed it with this shoe, I just want to get the same feel on the trail.
I ran the 50K in Sayonara, and it was awesome! The race started with snow and ice and on the second 15 miles it all turned to mud. That was my first 50K and first trail race and it was awesome. The Wave Hayate looks like a the trail Sayonara and I can’t wait to try them.