If you’ve been doing some trail running for some time, your log file would tell you how much mileage you’ve covered. In order to progress more on your runs, you need to find the best trail running shoes that can help you boost your runs and cover more tracks.
Today, we will show you the new set of the best trail running shoes for Spring 2015. This will be the best on the market (to date) and your best bet for your money.
Salomon XR Crossmax 2
Crossmax 2 provides a customed fit with thicker outsoles to protect your feet against trail running. It incorporates Quicklace technology to let you take your shoes on and off easily no matter how cold your fingers. They also sport a thicker cushioned heel, resulting in a fit that makes this shoe ideal for longer, more technical, distances.
North Face Ultra Guide
Uses a rubber outsole inspired by the hoof of a mountain ibex - this high-traction shoe offers a lightweight upper combined with a protective toe area to avoid any nasty surprises if you stub your toes into mountain rocks.
Adidas Supernova Riot 5
Supernova Riot 5 is light, fast and dynamic so you won’t have any trouble manoeuvring. Built with Continental rubber and an improved grip, these sharp looking shoes are able to tackle uncertain surfaces. Adidas have also installed GEOFIT construction that gives anatomically correct comfort to add extra support on your running regime.
Adidas adistar Raven
The Adidas Raven offers a Techfit Upper for seamless support that will provide a comfortable journey across all kinds of terrain. The Adaptive Traxion system optimises the position of all the lugs on the sole of the shoe working with the Continental rubber to give you the grip to make fast movements in all directions, regardless of the surface you're running.
Saucony Xodus 4.0 GTX
The Xodus 4.0 GTX features a waterproof-breathable upper and an outsole made from Vibram XS-Trek to increase grip and prevent slipping. Its Pro-Lock midfoot support band has been integrated into the lacing system for a ‘locked-in’ fit so you can cross uneven surfaces with the same balanced feel you’d have on flat ground.
Puma Faas 300 TR
The Puma Faas 300 TR sports an 8mm heel-to-toe drop that encourages a mid-foot strike. It’s fitted with WebCage technology to keep your feet locked in place – perfect for if you’re heading onto tough tracks and uneven ground. Its closed mesh upper also provides support whilst still maintaining effective breath-ability so you can cover longer distances without losing comfort.
Nike ZOOM Terra Wildhorse
Perfect for tough runs, the Wildhorse has angled lugs below the toe which have been specifically designed for efficiency on steep hills. A Nike Zoom unit in the heel adds responsive cushioning, flex grooves improve flexibility and the ultra-lightweight, single-layer mesh material aids in ventilation to avoid your feet overheating.
Icebug Anima2 BUGrip
The Icebug Anima2 BUGrip has a carbide tipped studs are minimalist enough not to interfere with tarmac, but will grip on slippery roots and icy roads. The water-repellant upper is great too, though you might want a gaiter to keep your ankles nice and dry.
Pearl Izumi EM Trail N1
The 'Dynamic Offset' sole encourages you to run from your heel to your toe, reducing the pressure on your joints.
Salomon Speedcross 3
The sole provides masses of grip from the edge of the heel to the front of your toe, and the shoe is littered with great little details, from the bungie-cord laces to the elastic lace pocket behind the tongue.
Vivobarefoot Breatho trails shoes
Vivobarefoot Breatho are particular trail shoes are designed to feel as light as possible, almost like you’re running barefoot. A zigzag lacing structure aids comfort, while the Duo Mesh keeps the weight down.
Merrel Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail GTX
This shoe will float you through the muck with a 4mm lug depth and keep your toes relatively dry with it’s GORE-TEX connect fit. With a pro’s choice of 0mm drop it’s not for beginners, but for the barefoot runner wanting better impact protection its all win.
Adidas Kanadia Trail 6
A Traxion and Adiwear outsole aids grip, while at the same time offering swathes of durability. The textile inside lining is comfortable, even after long period of time and foot support is impressive.
Saucony Ride 7 GTX
Saucony Ride 7 GTX is equipped this pair with a waterproof Gore-Tex and DWR treated sockliner, to ensure your toes are dry from the start to finish. The Rundry interior lining wicks away moisture, while improved heel-to-toe cushioning is also onboard. Reflective panels don the heel, making sure you’re seen whatever the conditions.
Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra
Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra was designed for hot and dry conditions, rather than slogging it through a muddy park on a drizzly mid-week night, this pair has a reduced heel drop for an even foot strike, plus a mesh construction for extra airflow.
Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 2
Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 2 rounded, anatomical heel, combined with a lowered midsole help your foot to roll with the ground, giving you enhanced stride and balance. Breathability is improved with a mesh covering for the toe, allowing the air to flow through and special lugs on the outsole add the massive amount of traction.
Merrell All Out Rush
Merrell All Out Rush absorption technology has been paired with extra traction to improve your stride and balance, whatever surface you’re running on. Reflective touches keep you visible at night, while a special mesh lining has been treated with M Select Fresh odor control to keep those bad feet smells away.
Vivobarefoot Trail Freak
Vivobarefoot Trail Freak structure is laminated, for improved stability and it’s really flexible, letting your foot move exactly where you want it to. Traction is taken care of thanks to 4.5mm lugs that keep you grounded and the sole is puncture proof.
Merrell Allout Charge
Merrell has kitted these durable trainers out with an M-Select outsole which boasts deep angular lungs that improve acceleration and agility. Another nifty addition is the UniFly foot wrap, which keeps constant contact with foot arch and helps you move more efficiently, conserving energy in the process.
Inov-8 Ultra 270 Running Shoe
Inov-8 has reduced the heal to toe size here to just 4mm, bringing your foot closer to the ground and increasing both positioning and comfort. The outer sole has been flattened to keep you stable even when you're tired and there's plenty of grip for any type of terrain.
If you’re still lost on what shoes is the best for you, observe your runs and check your log. You’ll see a pattern on how and what kind of running shoes is best for you.
If you think we missed a shoe to include in the best trail running shoes in 2015, make sure you comment to us and let us know!