With such as extensive range of trail running shoes available right now, sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. Even when you've narrowed it down to a brand and type of surface, suddenly you're confronted by the choice between GoreTex lining or no GoreTex lining - and it's no easy choice to make. Along our travels, though, we've encountered shoes of such blinding brilliance that we feel compelled to share them with you guys. Whether you want to do speedwork, ultras or all-round training, look no further; one of these will be perfect for you. Frankly, you could justify buying all six.
Here, Dave Taylor rounds up the six shoes we loved from 2016.