Trail Runners – The Give It Toes Edit

For fans of off-road running, big hill climbing and even for those who like trotting about town in some of the world’s comfiest footwear, trail running shoes are all over the place at the minute. Some are bright, garish and a little bit otherworldly looking, and some are sleek and minimalist, for those not fans of those that scream ‘look at me!’.

We’ve got a load of interesting trail runners in at the minute, so we thought we’d give you a little run-through of some of our current favourites. From New Balance and Asics to On Running and Adidas Terrex, we’ve a whole host of mega smart designs and colourways for you to choose from.

The Free Hiker from adidas’ Terrex range has just arrived in the earthy-toned Wild Pine / Vivid Green & Red coloruway, and for fans of weekend hikes and treks, this is the ultimate shoe. Lightweight and offering un-rivalled comfort, this prime-knit rendition of the Free Hiker is pair with a handy water-repellent insulation that’ll keep them feet nice and dry for the when the inevitable downpour hits in the fine British summertime weather. Finished with a EVA support frame and a Continental™ rubber outsole, these are bona-fide trail running bad boys fit for just about anything.

Known for their impeccable design and ridiculously comfy casual trainers, New Balance also make exceptional trail running footwear fit to take on the most rigorous off-road trails and pothole filled city pavements. The Fresh Foam More Trail V1 features their thickest ever sole, delivering un-rivalled comfort that doesn’t weigh you down. With an extra-durable upper and a grippy outsole, these rugged runners are ideal for just about all outdoor pursuits – and they look spot on too.

Japanese brand ASICS is a relatively new member to our ever-growing footwear roster. They make some of the world’s best performance footwear, and the GT-1000 GTX is sure proof of that. It’s the epitome of lightweight comfort, with a sleek design that is equally at home for day-to-day city dwelling as it is on the hill-side hike. With a GORE-TEX upper that’ll keep your feet dry no matter the weather – what’s not to love?

Made by runners for runners, On Running make shoes that are engineered to be the lightest, comfiest, and fastest footwear on the market. They also make pretty good-looking trainers too, so it’s a win-win as far as we’re concerned. There’s loads of cool silhouettes currently in-stock here at Yards, with highlights being the Cloudnova, Cloudultra and the trail running gem that is the Cloudventure. The Cloudventure was designed solely for comfort whilst on the trail, with a Swiss-engineered Speedboard™  and a MissionGrip™ patterned sole for added traction and grip. It just so happens they’re mega cool as well – offered in a unusual Pecan / Brown colourway that’ll blow your mind.