Hi I've a trail running newbie question for you. At the moment I've been road running but I'm looking to have a go at trail running. I know what I need in terms of size & fit. But the variety of tread patterns from hybrid (road & trail) up to aggressive tread patterns is confusing me. I've got some Brooks Ghost 7 road shoes which I'm perfectly happy running on roads, wet hardpack, dry ground and smooth uneven cobbles. I'm looking for something I'd be able to use on grass, wet mud & looser gravel. But also some hardpack and short tarmac sections as some of the trails I've looked at are mixed surface. So does that mean aggressive tread patterns are a no no? Should lean towards a pair of all terrain or something in the middle? I'm considering something like the Asics Fuji renegade 2's which appear to have a good mud shedding tread but may be no good for any brief tarmac sections? Or something like the New Balance MT690V2 which seem more balanced in terms of grip pattern Or the something like the Mizuno Wave Daichi 2, which dont seem overly different to road shoes except for slightly deeper tread? I'm just looking to tackle some challenging trails in most of what the British weather can throw at me but not the extremes of fell running (a previously dislocated patella, means I'm overly cautious on descents, but that's another story). Any tips, pointers or recommendations before I get myself down to the shops would be greatly appreciated. Edit: I apologies for the giant pictures its hard to see what size photos I'm linking to on my phone.