When it comes to tackling muddy trails, grip is king. You need a shoe that can almost stick to the earth, giving you enough confidence to really tackle those mountain trails. Depending on what kind of trails you will be facing, it's best to look at three elements: durability, cushioning and fit. Getting any of these three wrong could make all the difference, but how do you know what shoe is great for what?
By comparing these shoes over a variety of surfaces, both in dry and wet conditions with mixed gradients, experienced runner Dave Taylor is here to get you on the right track.