SPECIALIST RUNNING SHOES FOR TRAIL RACES

You wouldn't show up to a gunfight with a knife; ever heard that one? Well, although it might sound like uber and unnecessary trail-geekery to the non-initiated, the kind of shoes you wear will - or at least should - vary depending on what kind of event you're taking part in. The specifications of a shoe designed for long-distance running over mountainous terrain will be hugely different to something an OCR competitor might race in, for instance. If you find yourself stuck on the details, fear not - Mark Roberts has outlined the best shoes on the market for different race types and terrains.