The Best Trail Running Shoes For Spring
Written By: SportsShoes
Whether it’s navigating along winding, uneven woodland trails, running over moorland in the wind and rain or splashing through mud, trail running in the spring-time is exhilarating and fun. That said, the challenges of running over wet, slippery and technical terrain make a reliable pair of trail shoes top of every runner’s kit list for a safe, protected trail run.
Here’s our pick of the best trail running shoes this season.
Salomon’s legendary trail shoe is updated for Spring 19, now featuring a new outsole design for even better grip and traction, allowing confident running on all muddy and soft terrain. A new, more dynamic upper delivers an improved anatomical fit that moves naturally with the foot but still secures and supports it on technical, tricky ground. Cushioned with EnergyCell+ midfoot technology, this new spring update delivers optimal grip and protection, no matter what the conditions underfoot.
This light, versatile and ultra-fast trail model is enhanced this season with super-strong graphene in the outsole, delivering extreme sticky grip and optimum durability on mud, wet rock and hard packed terrains. An updated flexible and adaptable upper moulds to your foot and a Powerflow midsole delivers effective shock absorption for comfort and protection. If you like a light, fast but protected ride, you’ll love this latest release from Inov8’s award winning Roclite line.
Inspired by Karl Meltzer, this fast but ultra-protective trail shoe is back for Spring and updated with a wider base for added stability and a more generous fit in the toe box. A new enhanced multi-directional outsole design featuring Vibram MegaGrip delivers traction on the most challenging terrains while Hoka One One’s signature cushioning system, lauded by even the most hardcore trail and ultra-runners, provides optimum impact protection.
ASICS have updated their go-to trail shoe this season following rigorous testing and input from UTMB champion Xavier Thevenard and the French trail team. This edition of the FujiTrabuco now features 360-degree protection with a new rock protection plate and improved toe guarding, alongside a newly designed mud-shedding outsole, making it perfect for muddy spring trail runs on variable terrain.