You cannot just wear any sports shoes and go for trail running because if you do so you might injure your knee joint or may slip or fall or may twist your ankle. There is a reason why specific shoes are designed for specific sports for instance you cannot wear football shoes and straight away go for trail running or do sprinting in golf shoes. When it’s about trail running a lot of features are considered before designing the shoes. Thicker rubber outsole, high quality insole, toe caps, finely designed midsole and heel cup, better fitting, proper cushioning, dust and debris repellent outer surface, lightweight, durable, breathable, better traction are some of the features that separates trail running shoes from other sports shoes.

There are numerous brands that have become synonym of some of the best trail running shoes that even the best athletes wear. For athletes having a good pair of trail running shoes means better performance and stability without tiring the feet. Trail running generally test the stamina of the athlete and if a good pair of trail running shoes are worn by the trail runner then it’s an added advantage. There are separate shoes for men and women because both the gender has different body types.

If you are looking for some good trail running shoes then you can pick from any of the brand mentioned below:

• Salomon Men's Speedcross 3
• Merrell Men's Vapor Glove 2
• Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D
• Adidas Men's Rockadia
• ASICS Men's Gel-scram 3
• New Balance Men's MT690v2 Responsive
• Tesla Men's Outdoor Sneakers T330/T320
• Saucony Men's Grid Caliber TR
• Salomon Women's XR Mission
• Saucony Women's Grid Excursion TR9
• New Balance Women's 690v2
• Adidas Women's Rockadia W
• ASICS Women's Gel-Scram 3
• Merrell Women's Glove 4
• La Sportiva Women's Bushido
• Reebok Women's Ridgerider 2.0

But before just choosing any of the trail running shoes there are few points that you have to keep in mind. These points of consideration can help you get the best trail running shoes that will be just perfect for you.

1. Avoid shoes that are a little tight around the toe because you may have wider feet so choose another brand that has enough toe space.

2. Check for sole of the shoes because this is the shoe part which bears the maximum impact so avoid the shoes if the sole is very thin.

3. Arch support of the shoes is one very important feature that you must not avoid. So check the arch support of the shoes and if it’s not comfortable then look for other brand that has comfortable arch support.

4. Cushioning is one thing that you must not avoid because while trail running if cushioning is not right your heel bone and toes will feel the impact and over a course of time you might develop plantar fasciitis.

5. Check if the sizing scheme of the shoes is up to the mark because some time you might need a bigger size if the previously bought shoes doesn’t adjust with time.

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