Does anyone have certain shoes they prefer? Salomon Speedcross and Inov-8 Mudclaws seem popular on the internet, but does anyone dislike cleats because they slip on hard surfaces? Do cleats really help? I've been wearing tennis shoes for the last couple of years, and have had a couple of slips on rock/mud and started wondering if I should get something different.
Note-I save my high-heels for the weekend/evenings, so the height advantage they'd give me isn't worth the effort (5'10 vs 6'1 in stilettos).