Go Cat Lady! I love running on trails.
How did your old shoes trip you up? I am a pretty regular tripper, if that is what you call it. A couple of weeks ago I managed 2 trips within one 5km run along great north walk. I attributed it to being tired from a long run the day before. FP (somewhere in this thread probably) was trying to blame his tripping on shoes with a big stack height but I am not sure.
My current shoes are NB 1080s, big stack height and road grip only, definitely not made for trails but I have never had a problem with grip. That is probably because I never push the l