One of the benefits of trail running is that the effects of overpronation over many hard kilometres of repetitive strides on the road are not as relevant. So if your gait causes you physical ailments on the road and you’ve tried all sorts of shoes to help alleviate the problem, trying out a trail shoe could have surprising benefits, allowing you to run more freely.
Trail shoes generally use less tech and are currently becoming lighter and lighter as runners realise the protection of feet is more important than the need for support and cushioning.
Not all trail shoes are heavy, galoshing and clumsy. The new generation of trail shoes are minimalistic, light and this season, bright too. Here are five of our favourites.
Click next to read the next trail shoe reviews: Salomon, adidas, Inov8, New Balance and Vibram.