For The Love Of Trail Running
Get down and dirty on the trails. Trail runners are united on one thing and that is that trail running is the best kind of running.
There’s no greater feeling than running free on trails, over moorland, through bogs and up mountains, but you need to make sure your shoes are up to the job.
Your feet are constantly reacting to uneven and unstable terrain and trail-specific shoes are designed for these uncertainties. All good shoe brands offer at least one off-road model in their collection, own a pair and there will be no limits to your adventures.
A rugged sole will help to keep you on your feet
For off-road running you’re going to need something that is going to help you stay upright in the mud, and although there are no guarantees, an aggressive and rugged sole will grip the soft surfaces. The shoe still needs to be able to perform on hard surfaces too as often you need to run on hard ground to get to the trails.
- The Asics Gel-Trabuco 9 is rugged yet comfortable and designed to help you fly through the trails, while also giving you advanced traction for the uphills, downhills and slippery sections. The rock protection plate will shield you from trail debris and a responsive midsole foam creates better propulsion.
- Comfort is a key feature of the Asics Gel-Sonoma 6. It’s perfect for trail running, light hiking and casual wearing with a wider toe box to allow your toes to spread out and stretch mesh panelling for a more flexible fit.
- The Brooks Cascadia 15 has a pivot post system that will give you a stable platform on any terrain, and improved drainage, essential for those long, wet runs.
- Saucony’s Peregrine 10 has great cushioning as well as grippy traction to get you up and down the hills. The ST version (soft terrain) provides awesome grip on thick, sticky mud.
- Hoka One One ‘s Challenger ATR 5 (All Terrain) has been around for a while now. With its multi-lugged outsole, wider spread lugs on the forefoot and close-together lugs towards the heel, the Challenger ATR will give you optimum stability. The internal heel counter provides support on all terrains.
- The Hierro 5 from New Balance keeps the debris on the outside of your shoes with its TPU-coated textile upper but remains breathable. The comfy Fresh Foam midsole gives you supreme softness while the aggressive outsole gives you the traction you need over those long distances.
- Maintain top pace on uneven terrain in the Mizuno Daichi 5. An adjustable fitting system adds secure foot binding to your run and Mizuno’s Wave technology brings you unbeatable adaptability.
- Altra’s zero-drop trail shoe, the Lone Peak 4.5 is a must for trail running Altra fans. Sufficiently aggressive to keep you upright Altra has retained its original legacy with its wide toe box design while the upper has been trimmed for more flexibility and control.
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