Have you tried Trail Runners?

15 December 2022

Do you dislike the stiff, heavy, restrictive feel of hiking boots, but often venture onto uneven surfaces or trails? Well look no further than a trail runner! These shoes offer the feeling of strolling/running in a trainer (light, cushioned, flexible) with the much-needed grip and durability of a hiking boot. These shoes are often constructed similarly to a brand’s running shoes, with a more aggressive tread, a more durable upper and sometimes waterproofing. Many different brands offer this style of shoe (E.g. Hoka, Asics, New Balance, Mizuno, Saucony, Brooks, Altra, Topo and many more!) all with varying fits, feels and functions. If you are unsure or have existing medical conditions that may affect your decision, consider speaking to your podiatrist for advice.