Trail running and running are two disciplines that are similar but in fact quite different.
The trail is indeed a mixture between running and hiking if we image this discipline. The word trail is an English word that can be translated as "path" or "track". Trail running is therefore a race on more or less steep mountain trails, and especially in the middle of nature.
Depending on the distance, the type of terrain and the difference in altitude, there are different types oftrail: ultra-trail, short distance trail, vertical kilometre, etc. The preparation of these trailers requires a lot of time and especially a lot of adaptability to be at the top of their performance.
But speaking of performance, there's nothing better than a good trail shoe to optimize your training and racing, both light and flexible. Your joints take a lot more shock on these sometimes rocky trails. So you need trail shoes that support your ankle properly and stabilize your foot, do not hesitate to go and see our low cost products of the brand Scott
First of all it is necessary to be interested in the sole, it will be one of the essential elements for the safety of your feet and your joints. The soles of these trail shoes are often very grippy because they have specific technologies such as Vibram Megagrip soles recognized as having excellent traction on any trail. These soles are often thicker as well to ensure optimal cushioning. They can be found for example on our selection of the brand Hoka One One.
On some trail shoes, you can find gaiters that are already integrated on some models of the Dynafit brand, to ensure additional comfort by protecting your feet from mud, snow or rain. But even without gaiters, these shoes are equipped with technologies that will keep your feet dry throughout the race. Indeed, many of them are equipped with technologies that make the shoe waterproof, such as Gore-Tex.
For a good trail run, choose the right shoe. Because it is by taking care of the tool of your race, that you will have the best performances. Stability, support and performance will now be your watchwords.