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Best Ultra Running and Trail Running Shoes 2017. Why Trail Runners are Raving About These Shoes.

Best Ultra Running and Trail Running Shoes 2017. Why Trail Runners are Raving About These Shoes.

For those of you who love to run trails and love joining running events whether it's half marathon, marathon or ultra running I'm sure you can agree that one of the most important keys to performing your best is having the right trail running shoes. Before you head on over to your favorite trail running shop we've researched the best shoes for trail runners and here's what we found:




The GEL-Venture 5 shoe provides great fit and everyday comfort, with Rearfoot GEL Cushioning Technology and a rugged outsole ideal for a variety of terrains. Weight: 10.7 oz. The Gel Technology Cushioning attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance. Made with AHAR Outsole - an acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber, placed in critical areas of the outside for exceptional durability. One of many lovers of this trail running shoes said: "...I could feel the difference instantly. I ran 5.4 miles on day one with them and NO LEG PAIN the other day. I would definately recommend these shoes to any one that needs Arch support."

Midsole height - 30mm/20mm (10mm drop).Weight - 310g. Salomon uses Contagrip Technology which is a precise combination of geometry, density, and compound, optimized for specific sports and surface conditions. Their Sensifit cradles the foot from the midsole to the lace eyelets, providing a precise and comfortable fit. One user of this pair said "... 28 mile mountain run. Perfect, perfect, perfect. GREAT grip, very luggy, almost like cleats but manages to be exceptionally light." 

New Balance Men's MT410V4 Trail-Running Shoe

Hit the trail in confidence when you step out in the New Balance® Men’s 410 running shoe. Featuring leather and synthetic materials, the durable upper construction maintains breathability while protecting against the elements. A thick IMEVA foam midsole provides comfortable cushioning, while the XLT footbed acts as a balanced platform. The rugged outsole features durable rubber materials with grooves so you achieve maximum traction. A wife who had bought this pair for her husband said: "The mesh on the side on the MT410V4 is real mesh and allows for breathing ... These also fit well and give enough support to not aggravate his metatarsalgia."


This vegan friendly footwear is feather light and breathable, this barefoot run shoe liberates your trail run via foot contact with the ground thanks to zero drop. The washable, highly breathable mesh upper is made for comfort in hot conditions and molds to your foot for an ultimately natural, uninhibited fit and stride.  0mm drop / 0mm heel cushion / 5.5 mm heel stack height. 2.0 mm lug depth. Weight: 5.8oz (1/2 pair). One of many fans of Merrell footwear said: " I have run about 220 miles in my one pair.... I have run a full marathon and a half marathon in this shoe... The shoes still are in good shape."


Asics made it to the list once again! How could it not, with so many users raving about this's definitely a must-have!. One avid fan said: "I love these shoes! I am hard to please as well due to planters factitious, fallen arches and lots of screws in my ankle. Great arch support and really beautifully designed shoe." Rearfoot GEL Cushioning Technology and a rugged outsole ideal for a variety of terrains. Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics. Trail-specific outsole with multi-surface traction. Made with high-abrasion rubber. 

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