RUNNING SHOES, TRAIL RUNNING SHOES & BAREFOOT RUNNING SHOES
Few people are lucky enough to live with the hills on their doorstep, which means many runners will have to take to the road rather than the trails. Lightweight road shoes from Inov-8 help runners to make the transition from traditional highly-cushioned trainers to a more natural ‘barefoot’ style.
Merrell Barefoot running shoes take a similar approach by providing the minimum of cushioning required for comfort on hard surfaces, while promoting a natural running action without a prominent heel-strike. This is associated with a more efficient stride and a more naturally-aligned body. Choose these running shoes to help you prepare for true trail runs.
When running over rough hillsides, along wooded tracks or across tussocky moorland, trail running or fell running shoes promote speed and mobility while still offering protection from impact and trail debris.
Low-profile sensitive designs keep feet close to the ground for quicker reaction times on changing terrain; breathable uppers are cool and quick-drying; and deep-grip sole units give traction on mud and loose surfaces. These featherweight trail shoes bring sports shoe fit and comfort to the fells.