Mountain running offers one of the best ways to challenge yourself in a natural environment. However, quality trail running footwear is important for helping you to protect your feet against debris and sharp rocks while also providing the traction that is needed to help you maintain your balance as you run.
Trail running shoes offer protection, support and stability when you are running on off-road surfaces. With carefully chosen materials that offer maximum traction, trail shoes can provide the stability needed to ascend or descend in off-road terrain.
Traditional trail running shoes feature a high stack height with midsoles that are primarily designed for impact protection and cushioning. The ankle and tongue of the shoe may also have added padding. In minimalist designs, the midsole cushioning is limited and the shoes feature aggressive lug patterns for traction with added protection provided by a midsole plate. The low heel drop promotes midfoot striking and better agility.
A few traditional and minimalist trail shoes also feature waterproof membranes or water-resistant coating to ensure that your feet stay dry. Trail running shoes are made of durable materials that are designed to provide superior performance with maximum ventilation, traction and support.
We stock a large range of trail runner’s shoes from leading international brands including La Sportiva and Salomon. La Sportiva is a popular brand in the local mountain running scene with many runners using these shoes in events like the La Sportiva Mountain running series. The designs feature highly breathable fabric and fast draining.
Salomon offers lightweight trail racing shoes that feature anti-debris mesh and the Quicklace™ system. With fit management, every Salomon shoe is designed to help athletes go the distance over rugged terrain.
Looking to buy trail running footwear? Bogong is Melbourne's best ultra-running gear store. Visit our Melbourne store or shop our extensive online selection.