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How to Buy Men's Trail Running Shoes

Trail running shoes offer the benefits of an aggressive treads, extra-durable construction, added support structures, and sometimes, waterproof and water-resistant coatings or technologies. These shoes are all about protecting your feet from the elements when you’re running on hiking trails, fire roads, or anywhere off paved roads or sidewalks.

Traction
Extra aggressive lugs and tread patterns help you dig into dirt, soil, and sand while you run uphill and down. This added traction is vital for safety.
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Protection
Toe guards, forefoot rock plates, and Gore-Tex or waterproof breathable uppers protect your feet against impact, sharp debris, and wet and unpredictable weather.
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Support
Like road running shoes, trail running shoes are divided into four categories: motion control, stability, neutral (or cushioning), and minimalist. Some trail shoes offer added medial posting or cushioning for particularly harsh off-road running. Shop Men's Neutral Support Road Running Shoes Shop Men's Stability Road Running Shoes Shop Men's Motion Control Road Running Shoes