The Best Trail Running Shoes In 2018

Looking to buy a new pair of trail running shoes but not sure which to go for? We’ve picked out the best of the best this year.

We know you’re pushed for time. So we considered dozens of shoes from this year’s ranges and picked out the 2 best shoes for trail running in 2018.

Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX

best trail running shoesIf you’re a trail runner looking to hit some sloppy trails, mixed in with a small amount of rocky or dry terrain; Salomon have you covered.

The Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX was designed for exactly that. That means gloopy woodland trails, mixed in with fire-roads and boggy patches. You won’t be short of grip using the Speedcross 4 GTX, due to the deep tread.

But, a bit of grip isn’t all they offer. They offer incredible support and comfort thanks to their stretch-form outer shoe material.

More importantly, the GTX trail running shoe is GoreTEX. And, that means when the going gets wet and rough, the comfort is still there.

Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3

When we hear the word trail running, we think water-logged lanes and mud. But, trails come in all shapes and sizes.

And, that’s where the Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3 trail running shoes come in.

Nike have designed the Zoom Terra Kiger 3 with a dual-sport purpose in mind. That means they are going to suitable for all types of terrain.

They are comfortable and incorporate a flat sole, so are great for anyone that suffers with flat feet.

Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX or Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3?

This one is a pretty simple choice.

If you run in mud or sloppy conditions and need not just support, but grip, as well as something as protective as GoreTEX; you want the Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX.

If you want an all-rounder, but a shoe more focused on the less boggy trails, and is also suitable for those with flat feet; you want the Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3.

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Grant Draper

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Written by Grant Draper