'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but not if I'm wearing the proper trail shoes'. This member of the shoe family is designed to concur dirt roads, rugged trails or whatever may stand in your way. Let's face it, when you want to move from A to B over rough terrain, getting it done with the support you need is what its all about. Whether scrambling over loose rock, trudging through mud or beating the trail, protect yourself from the elements with shoes that offer stability and traction. How does a trail shoe differ from the rest? Many trail shoes are specially designed to have aggressively textured soles combined with a midsole that is generally more rigid than one found in a road racing shoe. Midsoles are developed using EVA technology, a polymer with excellent stress and impact resistant properties, often containing a lightweight, flexible nylon protective layer to reduce the possibility of a puncture wound when stepping over sharp surfaces and objects. Furthermore, trail running generally takes place over softer surfaces such as dirt, grass and mud, making cushioning less critical in the overall construction of the shoe. Furthermore, trail running shoes, on average, have a lower profile giving you stability where it counts. Ever tried a trail shoe? If not, you really should see what all the rage is about. Check out leading models from adidas, Nike, Reebok, Salomon, Columbia and New Balance. And don't forget to enquire about our complete line of shoe care products, also available from our e-Shop.