Buying the Best Trail Running Shoes
Buying Trail Running shoes for your Trail Runs
The world of trail running shoes is a rough world. With so many brands fighting for attention in this dog eat dog world, and with so much variety and so much choice, sometimes a person can get lost with all the choices they have and not be able to choose the right pair due to lack of information or, even worse, too much information. Finding the correct pair of trail shoes to help you in your trail running training plan is a good start
The first place you need to look is at the brands that are dominating the field of trail running shoes. When you identify the best shoemakers, you will be halfway to finding the best shoes. Generally, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, and Salomon are the shoes that are dominating the market right now, both in men’s and women’s trail running footwear. They are the brands that are providing the most quality shoes and are scoring good marks across the board for their look, their practicality, and their performance.
For example, the Nike Zoom Odyssey has been making waves since it became available recently. It is a trainer that is made to be worn daily, so it can take a lot of wear and tear and still not lose much – if any – of its great look and its consistently high-performance levels. It a shoe that is very stable, and this stability means it provides a lot of support to the runner while you are mid-run, and also when you are making less rapid movements like taking a brisk walk or wearing the shoes outside your running life. As it is suited to being an everyday trainer, it can handle mileage really well. Meaning that where other shoes may get damaged and worn down eventually by the constant use, this shoe can keep going strong day in and day out. When it comes to running, this shoe is perfect for both those who run in short bursts as well as those who like to take long runs over larger distances.
Nike has utilized a lot of new technology on their trail running shoes. They have implemented new ways of adding cushion to the majority of their new shoes, so comfort levels have definitely been raised. The runner now gets a smoother ride, which is partly to do with the Flymesh and Flywire technology they often use on their shoes to get the user to experience a much tighter and better fit, which then works out to provide them with an even better running experience.
Of course, it is not only about performance these days. Most people are very self-conscious about the look of their shoes and want to wear something they can be proud of people seeing them in when they go trail running. Brands like Nike and Adidas have always understood this, and have always focused on the appearance of their shoes, which is why they are so trendy and considered fashionable to wear even by people who are not traditionally runners.
One brand that has definitely realized this is New Balance. For a long time, New Balance was known for more their performance and practicality, rather than for appearance. They have always had a high level of performance shoes, with great cushioning and consistently producing trainers that were very resistant to traction and could perform well even after being worn on difficult surfaces and suffering wear and tear over time. They have also been one of the brands that put a lot of effort into creating shoes that protect the feet of the wearer, and aim to limit the wear as well as the bumps, bruises, and abrasions the runner suffers.
But now, New Balance have begun to combine their traditional performance and practicality with a new age fashionable and trendy appearance. The New Balance 880v5 is a great example of what the new generation of New Balance trail running shoes brings to the table. The shoe is stylish, trendy and even though it may receive less hype than some of the shoes put out by its competitors, it is clearly one of the most impressive releases in recent years.
To put it simply, it is quite difficult to find to find shoes without knowing what to look for. Different brands have different features and use different technologies that set them apart from the rest. But if you look hard enough and pay enough attention, there are many gems in the trail running footwear market for you to take advantage of.