Yes, you may know Dhb as a cycling shoe brand but do you know that they also manufacture running shoes? One such example would be the Altra Superior 4 which is a lightweight and fast trail running shoe that adopts Dhb’s unique GAITERTRAP technology which allows strapless gaiter attachment to prevent debris from building up beneath the shoe.
2. La Sportiva
La Sportiva is an Italian brand that specializes in the trail running sector. They manufacture their shoes in Italy and distribute mainly in North America. Specifically, Boulder, Colorado due to location’s reputation for being the running capital of the world. La Sportiva conducts extensive research on ways to create the best possible products for its customers.
Dynafit started off making ski boots for competitive ski mountaineers. Some of whom went on to win World Cups and Olympic events. It was only in 2012 when Dynafit introduced their Alpine running collection. Despite the fact that Dynafit shoes are designed more for the cold mountains, it is great for the extremely rugged trails that you may encounter.
4. Five Ten Terrex Agravic XT TLD
This shoe is designed for rough and rocky trail running, and here, in collaboration with the mountain bike gurus at Troy Lee Designs, they get a style boost from the two-wheeled world. The standard Terrex Agravic XT is an exemplary trail running shoe featuring exclusive TLD graphics to give the shoe a mountain bike style boost.
Some of you may know Columbia as a hiking apparel brand but they also produce running shoes which are great for the trails and off-road terrains. It’s conservative looks and sturdy construction may not be the most fashionable of all the shoes available on the market, but it certainly does what it is made to do and does it well.
If you have come across other brands that are not on this list, do not hesitate to share them in the comments below!
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