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Best Trail Running Shoes?

Joined: 21 May 2013
Posts: 3
California, United States
Posted: Tue 21 May 2013 10:40 pm GMT   topTop
Hi everyone,
We are used to running on pavement/beach but are going to be integrating trail running a lot more this summer. Any tips for what shoes might be best? It would be awesome to have shoes that can handle all terrains, but any tips would help!
Joined: 20 May 2013
Posts: 7
Tennessee, United States
Posted: Wed 22 May 2013 05:24 pm GMT   topTop
Check out Salomon's "Door to Trail" line of footwear: http://www.salomon.com/us/range/trail-running-footwear.html#trail-running-footwear-door-to-trail

Also, maybe look at the Brooks Cascadia:

Oh, and one more, the New Balance Leadville 1210:

My wife just switched from the Cascadia's to the NB because they have a little bit wider toe box, other than that their very similar . She ran in them for the first time this past weekend (trail marathon) and loved them!

I wear the Salomon's and they work very well for my high arch/volume foot, and they have as much or more cushion than my road shoes.

I've also worn the Cascadia and it was extremely comfortable but didn't have quite the arch support I needed.

[edited: Wed 22 May 2013 05:54 pm]
Joined: 24 May 2013
Posts: 6
California, United States
Posted: Fri 24 May 2013 07:15 am GMT   topTop
I love my brooks pure grit. I haven't yet tried the pure grit2 as I picked up a new pair of last years model cheaply last month. Lightweight 4mm drop and good cushioning. Great on multiple types of terrain. I only run street when I'm traveling but the pure grit seems to work well on all terrain.

Joined: 21 May 2013
Posts: 3
California, United States
Posted: Fri 24 May 2013 06:05 pm GMT   topTop
Thank you guys so much! I have heard nothing but good things about Brooks. Time for some shopping this weekend! :)
Joined: 19 Jul 2009
Posts: 66
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted: Sat 08 Jun 2013 11:12 pm GMT   topTop
Just got a pair of The North Face Hyasa's, man they are good! Have only ran about 50km in them so far but very impressed. Easily the best trail shoe I've owned JIM.