Over the past week it’s been tricky for some navigating the puddles and mud while running on the Common. So I asked Sporting Feet for their recommendations and they confirmed that the Brooks Cascadia and Asics Sonoma continue to be the most popular shoes. At the moment some of these shoes are discounted so it might be worth looking now!
As a reminder, a trail running shoe is an off road shoe with better grip and waterproofing. The most waterproof of all have a Gore-tex upper but they aren’t water-resistant. Sporting Feet have a good range of trail shoes in store, from Asics, Brooks, Adidas and Salomon. As mentioned, their two best selling trail shoes are the Brooks Cascadia 16 and the Asics Sonoma 6 GTX (or previous models) and these are ideal for winter running on local terrain like the Common.
The Brooks Cascadia is non Gore-tex (as some runners prefer a shoe that lets water out as some water is going to get in anyway) and is a really comfortable, well cushioned ‘road to trail’ shoe. It has great grip and can be worn in tough trail conditions but it is also a good ‘hybrid’ shoe that can be worn for some road running too – an ideal winter shoe.
The Asics Sonoma 6 GTX is an affordable, pretty lightweight Gore-tex shoe so it is more waterproof. Again, it’s tread is not so aggressive and makes a really good winter, hybrid shoe.
if you need advice on the best trail shoes to go for including sizing as some trail shoes come up small, please call Sporting Feet on 020 8780 0558. Please remember your 10% discount by using the code ‘CR10’.
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