WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RUNNING SHOE AND A TRAIL RUNNING SHOE?
If you’ve ever hit the trail before, you know that trail running presents different challenges than road running. When you head out for a trail run, you could be exposed to bad weather, uneven or slippery terrain, and drastic elevation changes. For a successful and pleasant trail run, you need a men's trail running shoe with underfoot protection and traction, as well as durability, for peak performance and safety.
While road running shoes are also focused on performance, they’re usually designed to provide you comfort and breathability on a relatively flat, even, and paved surface. Road runners do offer some underfoot protection to help prevent foot fatigue, but they’re less focused on traction, grip, and water resistance than most trail runners.
ARE TRAIL RUNNING SHOES GOOD FOR ROAD & STREET RUNNING?
Altra trail running shoes are designed for durability and comfort, so they’re ready for any type of run you want to tackle. However, for the best performance and underfoot feel, lacing up road running shoes when you hit the pavement is usually the best choice. Altra mens road running shoes come in a variety of styles that are made to fit your feet and allow you to move naturally.
ARE TRAIL RUNNING SHOES GOOD FOR WALKING?
Trail running shoes are all-terrain shoes designed to perform on any type of tricky trail you encounter. It may be tempting to wear your trail running shoes when you go walking or hiking since they’re so comfortable.
While trail runners can usually perform just fine on easy hikes with simple terrain, you may want to consider purchasing Altra hiking shoes for your next hike. With balanced-cushioned hiking shoes, you can experience Altra’s FootShape comfort in shoes designed specifically for your activity.
WHAT ARE ZERO DROP TRAIL RUNNING SHOES?
Drop simply means the height difference between your heel and your toe. Altra refers to zero drop running shoes as Balanced Cushioning. This platform provides an even foot position all the way through the shoe.
You can still choose how much cushion you prefer your men's trail running shoe to have underfoot, while Balanced Cushioning maintains a more natural foot movement with every stride, encouraging better alignment and form throughout your run.