Our Top 5 Trail Running Shoes 2016

January 6, 2017

Is there any greater feeling than the feeling that takes over you when you run a beautiful trail? We doubt it. Besides keeping fit and active trail running is a great way to get outdoors and see mother nature in all her glory. There’s something so calming about conquering a difficult trail and taking in beautiful scenery that puts everything into perspective.

Here at Fitness Footwear we appreciate all of the joys of trail running and that’s why we aim to bring you a wide range of trail running shoes so that you can truly conquer any trail. Whether that’s exploring local woodlands, heading abroad to find beautiful new landscapes or even taking part in obstacle runs like Tough Mudder we have a huge collection of trail running shoes allowing you to adapt to every challenge.

Whatever trails you plan to take on in 2017 and wherever your adventures take you be ready with our top 5 trail running shoes from 2016.


Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX Shoes

The Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX Shoes are built for all weathers and all trails. Featuring a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining paired with a gusseted tongue and a water resistant textile upper for protection in wet weather. The Sensifit system combined with Quicklace technology and a lace pocket make achieving a personalised fit quick and easy whilst a moulded EVA footbed provides cushioning and support. Built to tackle even the toughest of trails the XA Pro 3D GTX Shoes don’t compromise on comfort or grip thanks to a non-marking Contagrip outsole, an Ortholite sockliner and 3D Advanced Chassis technology which combine stability and performance.


La Sportiva Bushido Shoes

Lightweight and comfortable yet aggressive enough to tackle difficult terrain the La Sportiva Bushido Shoes are a jack of all trades when it comes to trail running. For superior stability the Bushido Shoes boast STB control with a TPU frame whilst an internal slip-on construction fits to the shape of your feet like a sock. Finished with a rugged sole and rounded edge lugs for traction like no other we’re certain that the La Sportiva Bushio Shoes will prove an irreplaceable companion on all of your runs.


Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX Shoes

As the name suggests the Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX Shoes were built for fast and light performance. Wet and cold conditions become a walk in the park thanks to the Speedcross 4’s gusseted tongue, anti-debris mesh, water resistant textile and Gore-Tex lining construction whilst a mud guard ensures underfoot protection. The Quicklace system and Sensifit technology allow you to achieve a personal fit and Salomon flex technology delivers responsive performance. Finished with an Ortholite sockliner, moulded EVA footbed and a wet traction Contagrip outsole comfort and aggressive performance are cleverly combined in the Salomon Speedcross 4 Shoes.


Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder

Whether you’re a Tough Mudder addict or you’re just looking to experiment with new things on your runs the Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder make tackling trails and obstacles a walk in the park. Comfort is enhanced for greater endurance whilst grip and stability are refined to ensure you won’t be defeated by any obstacle from the Kiss Of Mud to the notoriously slippery Electroshock Therapy. This premium trail running shoe boasts a traditional lace closure, a breathable mesh lining and a mesh, TPU and synthetic waterproof upper for maximum comfort. Drainage ports with abrasion resistant TPU film a TrailProtect pad and a UniFly integrated EVA footbed have you covered for any obstacle and Pinwheel lugs deliver unrivalled traction – essential if you have a late start time as the trail gets more slippery by the minute!


La Sportiva Mutant Shoes

The La Sportiva Mutant Shoes are aptly named. Their ability to tackle changing terrain and conquer all challenges makes them a mutant of sorts compared to other trail running shoes. The single breathable and abrasion resistant mesh paired with an integrated gaiter deliver a secure fit whilst the integrated lacing system makes adjusting the fit quick and easy. The non skid mesh lining reduces friction whilst an injected MEMIex EVA midsole with stabilizer and Ortholite Mountain Running Ergonominc footbed provide cushioning and stability. The La Sportiva Mutant Shoes are finished with a FriXion XF ultra grippy sole tackles difficult terrain like a breeze.

So there you have our top 5 trail running shoes from 2016, which shoe will you choose for your adventures in 2017?