Here at TR HQ, we’re realistic enough to know you’re not always going to be able to run off-road, let alone over fells or through snow-blanketed valleys. Even when you do, paving stones, canal paths and gravel roads are fairly common occurrences whilst out on the trails.

Clearly road running is a necessity for many of us, so it makes sense to invest in shoes that can handle both surfaces, which is particularly true if you’re new to trail running. Transitioning from tarmac is one of the best choices you could make, but make sure your shoes are up to it; Training Editor Jack Hart picks out your best options.