Types of trail running shoes

Trail - Salomon Speedcross 3Trail

Trail shoes tend to have very deep lugs for solely off-road use. They are usually very lightweight and low profile for moving fast on the trails and fells.

Road to trail - Brooks Trail DemonRoad to Trail

Designed for both road and trail use, this range features more cushioning and support to absorb impact and provide maximum stability.

Barefoot shoes - Merrell Trail GloveBarefoot shoes

Barefoot shoes have minimal underfoot padding and tend to have a 0mm heel to toe drop. Brands like Merrell and Fivefingers offer a range of minimalist footwear specifically designed for barefoot running.
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Watch this short video to find out more about the Salomon's popular Speedcross 3 running shoe, pictured below

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Key features

1. The typically lightweight, breathable construction of a trail running shoe means you can run faster and harder, while your feet stay ventilated.

2. A lacing system ensures an accurate, secure fit to help prevent rubbing and blisters.

3. Breathable mesh is used to construct the uppers. It is also quick drying for when it is wet out on the trail.

4. Sticky rubber on the soles provides grip and traction.

5. Deep tread lugs provide precise grip on all terrains including rocks, snow, mud and scree.

6. A robust sole provides support and protects your foot on uneven terrain and rocky trail.

7. Trail running shoes typically feature underfoot cushioning for comfort and support.