Like road running, you need to first identify your gait and what you need from a shoe. If you overpronate and need extra support you’ll still need that out on the trails.
For a more comprehensive running trainer fitting service All Runners Need stores offer free video gait analysis.
Using video technology to analyse how your feet respond to every step, our expert fitters can assess how much you pronate - that’s the extent to which your foot naturally rolls inward when you run – and where your foot strikes the ground, to help you choose the right level of support for you.
If you’re taking part in a steeplechase or going for steep and difficult terrain you’ll need support and protection. These types of trail shoes offer more stability and structure to ensure your ankles don’t roll while still giving you good traction.
Mostly, it’s important you shoe is comfortable and fits your feet well to give you the best chance to stop your feet moving around on uneven slopes.