The shoes are a crucial element for a Trailer as the success of the race depends on them.
The choice of a pair of shoes is conditioned by:
- Runner’s characteristics;
- Training frequency and type of terrains;
- Runner’s feelings.
Trail shoes belong to Category A5. Upon purchase, we recommend you to try them with trail socks, and wearing them on both feet.
The criteria to be assessed are:
- Adherence to the foot
- Protection (toe, sides, heel)
- Dynamism (useful criterion for the more experienced trailers)
- Grip on different terrains
- Runner/shoes weight ratio.
Team TRM tips:
- Choose neutral shoes, although as street runner you are pronator or supinator, as a matter of fact except in few cases, the terrain diversity of Trail practice, erase the effect supinator pronator;
- Buy a bigger size than your everyday shoes, since the feet while running endurance tend to swell;
- Do not follow the fashion trends, wait to buy new shoes models 6 months or 1 year after the launch, after reading the reviews of the first users, tests on special magazines or on our website;
- Go for amortized shoes then reactive;
- Change shoes every 600km because they lose cushioning;
- Wash the shoes by hand and dry them in air or in heated rooms, away from heat sources and possibly not on direct sunlight;
- The Gore-Tex is waterproof but if water enters, you will stay wet;
- Regardless of the choice of shoes, remember that to get the maximum performance you have to prepare and adequately protect your feet.
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