Dear Running Profs,
I’m due to run my first Tough Mudder event in a few months and I wondered what the best trail running shoes are for the event?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ll have no doubt heard about Tough Mudder events.
Tough mudder is an obstacle course for grown-ups.Set over gruelling 10-12-mile courses, the events are designed to push you right to both your mentally and physically limits – the only good news is that you don’t have to go through the hell alone!
As Tough Mudder are more of a challenge than a race, there is a large emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie.
The Best Shoes For Tough Mudder
As this is a unique event, no brand has yet to bring out a Tough Mudder specific running shoe, however, most participants choose to run the event in a good trail shoe.
When you think about the event, it’s immediately apparent that trail running shoes are ideal for the job.
Offering a good balance of lightweight design and reliable grip, trail running shoes are ideally suited to the job.
The lightweight design of most shoes will prevent your legs from fatiguing too early (even when soaking wet and caked in mud) and the tread pattern in the sole will give you all the grip you need to keep upright for the majority of the course (with the exception of those obstacles that require you to spend time on your belly).
Top Trail Running Shoes
SALOMON SPEEDCROSS 3-GTX TRAIL
BROOKS CASCADIA 7
SALOMON WINGS PRO TRAIL