Buying Trail Running Shoes for Men
With the right trail running shoes for men you will stay comfortable during your trail runs. Good trail shoes allow you to enjoy and work through the toughest trails out there. There is a lot of difference between trail running shoes. Therefore it is important to inform yourself about what types there are and which would be best for you before purchasing a pair.
Men’s trail running shoes are all about the right amount of grip and the right fit, but also about the type of trail you are going to run. If you opt for trail races, we recommend you to take a lightweight pair of trail trainers. For beginning trail runners it is advisable to have a good look at the outsole and the amount of traction it will offer. The more structured the profile, the more grip you will experience during trail runs on unpaved paths.
Every runner is unique, but don’t worry, there’s a suitable trail running shoe for everyone. Men usually weigh a bit more and are usually built a bit bigger than most women. Trail shoes for men therefore are also wider and trail shoes for women a bit narrower. Trail running shoes for men are a bit heavier and sturdier than those for women. This ensures more stability and rigidity during trail runs.
Which are the best trail running shoes for you?
At 21RUN you will find trail trainers, fell running shoes, cross country running shoes and cross country spikes from notable brands, such as ASICS, Salomon, Nike, HOKA ONE ONE, Saucony and New Balance.
ASICS trail shoes for men are strong shoes which offer excellent grip. This reduces the risk of slipping, and injuries connected to this. You can also find Asics’ famous GEL technology in their trail running trainers. Check out their Fuji models, such as the ASICS FujiTrabuco and the ASICS FujiLyte.
Salomon is a brand which specializes in trail running. Salomon trail shoes for men have a strong nose, a unique lacing system and they offer a lot of grip on forest and sand paths. Salomon’s unique lacing system is used in shoes for competitive trail running. There are many different Salomon trail running shoes, but the Salomon Speedcross and the Salomon Sense Ride are their most famous models.
Nike’s very popular Pegasus running shoes also have a trail version. The Nike Pegasus trail shoes for men are very striking shoes. They provide the same level of comfort for which the Pegasus range is famous and feature a sturdy outsole which offers sufficient grip on trails. But Nike has more tricks up its sleeve, the Nike trail running shoes such as the Nike Wildhorse and the Nike Terra Kiger are well received Nike trail shoes.
A number of brands also offer waterproof trail running trainers. These waterproof running shoes are very suitable for wet trail runs. Most waterproof trail running shoes feature a GORE-TEX upper. Check out our full collection of GORE-TEX running shoes.
Other notable models are the Saucony Peregrine, the Brooks Cascadia, the HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat, the Altra Timp, the Altra Lone Peak, the Altra Superior, the Inov8 X Talon and the Inov8 Roclite.
Clothing for trail running
Trail shoes aren’t the sole piece of equipment which help to transform a simple mud run into a perfect trail. Perfect trails require a bit more preparation. Circumstances in which normal runs and trail runs are run differ greatly; just think of the difference in weather, temperature, height and underground. When trail running, it usually is a good idea to dress warmly. Brands like Salomon, Inov-8, Compressport, Falke and Nike sell men's clothing and accessories which are specially made for trail running. Compressport, for example, offers trail running socks and Inov-8 offers running gloves both expressly made for men.
Some men like to wear trail running shoes instead of heavy men’s hiking boots. For some hikes, tough and stern hiking shoes are not always ideal. Try a pair of trail running shoes instead. They usually are a bit more flexible and quick than heavy and clunky hiking boots.
Become a trail running enthusiast! 21RUN makes it easy for men to find the right trail shoes. If you need more information on trail running. Don’t hesitate and contact our customer service. They will gladly help you find the right trail running shoes for men.