5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

Thinking of picking up trail running? Discover the 5 best beginner Decathlon trail running shoes for you to begin your journey!

5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

If you are a runner or thinking about getting into trail running, the first two things you would need are motivation and a good pair of shoes.

Unlike sneakers or dress shoes, you should not buy the first pair that catches your eyes. There are various factors to consider before buying a running shoe, especially a trail running shoe.

If you run on the streets or trails, shoes demand a lot more cushioning, flexibility, durability, and strength. If you are looking at a long-term purchase, you need specialised trail running shoes.

5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

What are trail running shoes?

Ordinary running shoes are not designed for rough terrains. If you are running over sand, rock, gravel, stones, etc., you would need shoes that can endure wear and tear.

Trail shoes are designed to provide comfort to the feet even in rocky and sandy terrains. They also emphasise correcting pronation of the feet.

If you are running on rugged terrains without the right shoes, the chances of getting injured increase drastically.

In this guide, we have compiled the 5 best trail running shoes for both men and women.

Let's find out more!

5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

1. For women: Evadict Trail XT7 Trail Running Shoes

The Evadict Trail XT7 Women's Trail Running Shoe is for beginners and advanced runners alike. It is a long-range running shoe, which means that it's designed for runs up to 80km.

The Evadict Trail XT7 is particularly designed for wet and muddy trails. As you can see, the sole is tough and pointed, making it easy to wade through muddy surfaces.

On top of that, the shoe is extremely light. The UK size 5.5 weighs only 300g. People who run on wet terrains face the problem of the shoe weighing their feet down. With Evadict Trail XT7, you need not worry about that.

There are various components in the shoe that makes it ideal for women. There's a PU (polyurethane) band sealed to the mesh around the back and sides of the shoe for added protection.

The shoe's design also has a heel-to-toe drop of 10mm, which is ideal for the typical female feet in all terrains.

It also has Decathlon's K-RING technology, which reduces the impact of the shock on the heel and rest of the foot. The 5mm lugs in the sole make the shoe ideal for running in muddy terrains.

If you are looking for a shoe to begin your trail running journey with, the Evadict Trail XT7 is a great option.

5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

2. For men: Evadict TR2 Trail Running Shoes

The Evadict TR2 Men's Trail Running Shoes, much like their women's counterpart, is designed for rough terrains. However, this variant has more of hybrid functionality.

If you have to keep switching between roads and trails, the Evadict TR2 Men's Trail Running Shoe is perfect for you.

It has widely spaced lugs at a 4mm distance which is ideal for rough terrains. At the same time, it also has a rubber sole providing the right balance of traction and grip.

The Evadict TR2 has the in-house FLEX-H technology, which protects the heels from shocks and impacts. With the EVA foam pad, this pair of Decathlon trail running shoes ensure that your feet never hurt while running in trails.

It is designed for up to 40km runs for people weighing up to 90kg. It's also lightweight (300g) and suitable for men with any feet type.

5 Best Beginner Trail Running Shoes

3. For women: Evadict TR2 Trail Running Shoes

Like the last men's shoe, the Evadict TR2 Women's Trail Running Shoe is also ideal for switching between roads and trails.

It is an extremely lightweight shoe, weighing only 270g in UK size 5.5. This shoe is ideal for women weighing up to 70kg. It is a mid-range shoe designed for trail runs of up to 40km.

The Evadict TR2 also uses the EVA foam pad, which ensures that feet stay protected from shocks. If you are running on rocky surfaces, these shoes will serve you very well.

It also has Decathlon's FLEX-H technology that evenly distributes weight and keeps injuries at bay. If you are looking for a versatile mid-range trail running shoe for women, this is a great pick.

5 Best Decathlon Beginner Trail Running Shoes

4. For men: Evadict TR Trail Running Shoes

The Evadict TR Men's Trail Running Shoe is a mid-range trail running shoe for runs of up to 30km. It is ideal for everyday use when you are shifting between smooth and rough surfaces. 

The drop of the shoes is 10mm, which promotes the natural movement of the feet. It weighs only 310g in UK Size 8 and is suitable for people weighing 80kg or less.

Like all Decathlon shoes, the insole and heel are designed to protect from impacts. It is a great shoe for both trail running and everyday workouts.

5 Best Decathlon Beginner Trail Running Shoes

5. For women: Evadict TR Trail Running Shoes

Our final pick is the reliable and sturdy Evadict TR Women's Trail Running Shoe. It is a mid-range trail running shoe for runs of up to 30km. 

The highlight of the shoe is its anatomic design facilitated by Decathlon's K-Only technology. It also comes with Kalensole, which ensures that there is no excessive shock on the feet while running.

The Evadict TR Women's Trail Running Shoes is a multi-terrain shoe that you can use both on and off-road. 

However, it is better suited for long runs in the trails where you need a considerable degree of protection from shocks and impacts. 

The shoe is lightweight, weighing only 270g in UK size 5.5. If you are looking for a versatile trail shoe for women, the Evadict TR Women's Trail Running Shoe is a great option. 

Using incorrect running shoes can lead to severe injuries. If you are serious about taking on trail running, investing in the right pair of shoes would be highly beneficial.

We hope you will find your match from these 5 amazing beginner trail running shoes at Decathlon Singapore!

5 Best Decathlon Beginner Trail Running Shoes

Written By: Terence Cheah

Decathlon Singapore Digital sports leader, Running

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