Wondering how to progress on the trail? From the Trail de la Pierre qui Tourne to the leisure trail, two criteria should guide you in the choice of a trail shoe: the type of terrain and the length of the trail.
- Which trail shoe to choose on dry ground? On dry, rolling terrain, use shoes with the fewest possible cleats. For example: Brooks' Cascadia, Asics' Fujitrabuco, Solomon's Sense range, Saucony Peregrine shoe and the Mizuno Rider TT.
- Which trail shoe to choose on muddy terrain? Running on soft or greasy ground (mud, snow or sand) requires a shoe with grip, like the Salomon Speedcross or the Xodus by Saucony. For waterproofing, look for the patented Gore-Tex models. For trail riding on snow and ice, you will notice the exceptional performance of the Vibram Arctic Grip outsoles, and the practicality of the Michelin and Continental insoles.
- Which trail shoe to choose on stony and uneven terrain? Swear only by the stone guard. These include: Brooks Cascadia, Salomon XA Elevate and Saucony's Xodus.
- What shoe for a long trail? Running an ultra-trail requires good cushioning at the heel, such as the one present on Saucony's Xodus and Solomon's Sense Ultra. On medium distance (15 to 30 km), you will appreciate the comfort of Asics Fujitrabuco and Mizuno Wave Mujin. On short distances and fast trails (< 15 km), the forefoot must catch your attention to allow the toes to grip on the slopes: Asics Fujitrabuco and Brooks Cascadia will meet your requirements.