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Road to Trail

Want a shoe that handles any terrain? Then one of these might be just the job. They may not have quite enough grip or protection for the gnarliest trails but they do a pretty good job everywhere.

At a glance:

BrandModelTerrainStack (mm)Drop (mm)CushioningTypeWeight m/w(g)Price (£)
AltraOutroadRoad to trail270ModerateNeutral303/252105
CraftCTM Ultra 3 MRoad/Light trail40/3010MaxNeutral265135.63
CraftNordlite UltraRoad to trail40/346MaxNeutral265/230135.62
HOKAChallenger 7Road to trail31/265MaxNeutral252/218118
SalomonUltra Glide 2Trail32/266MaxNeutral278/240122.5
Inov8Parkclaw G280 MRoad to trail18/108Mod/MinNeutral280140

Altra Outroad:

Nice natural option for any terrain

Craft CTM Ultra 3:

Great road shoe in its own right. More for light trails and gravel rather than North coast antics but nice road focused option.

Craft Nordlite Ultra:

Designed for long distance multi terrain training and racing. Loads of cushion and a great rocker to reduce fatigue over the long haul.

HOKA Challenger 7 ATR:

Another great shoe from Hoka. Oodles of comfort in an all terrain package that will handle tarmac and hard packed trails well.

Salomon Ultra Glide 2:

Technically a trail shoe but not too aggressive lug profile and loads of cushioning mean this make a great shoe to take you where ever the adventure goes.

Inov8 Parkclaw G280:

Nice option if you prefer to be a little closer to the ground. Graphene outsole makes this one built to last.

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