5 of the best road-to-trail running shoes 2022 (Inov-8, Brooks, La Sportiva, Arc’Teryx, Merrell)

by Aug 2, 2022Gear tests, Trail shoes0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

August 2, 2022

5 of the best shoes I think are best suited to taking you from road running to trail running. You need a good balance of cushioning and trail feel, more grip than a road shoe, and a similar drop to your usual running shoes to avoid injury. These are all 6-8mm drop. I will cover low drop, wide fit and more cushioning in 3 more films coming soon, stay tuned. 

00:00 What to look for in a road to trail running shoe

01:48 Inov-8 Parkclaw G 280

04:00 Brooks Cascadia 16

05:42 La Sportiva Karacal

07:50 Arc’teryx Norvan LD 3

09:31 Merrell Agility Peak 4

10:46 Links to more reviews and resources (see below)

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