I finally got a respectable pair of trail running shoes. The last couple years, I’ve been using minimalist shoes and on occasion a traditional running shoe. For trails, I mostly wore the New Balance – Minimus Trail which I love. The downside to those shoes include sore feet on rocky trails or slippery with any kind wet, muddy terrain. This led me to using my old, traditional Asics for any un-groomed trails, which wasn’t much better but the rock were tolerable.
Not any more! I just purchased a pair of Salomon – Speedcross 3 Trail. I thought about which shoe company to go with and decided on Salomon because the company is all about trails, mountains, and anything off road. Right out of the box, the traction looks amazing, the lace system makes me wonder how I lived without them and the shoes even have a “climashield” layer protection for keeping my toes dry in wet conditions.
Just in time for a trip to Colorado next month!