If you are a keen cross country runner then you know the most important part of your kit is your shoes. If you are going to invest in any part of your kit, then it is wise to start with your footwear. You need shoes that will stay in shape no matter what terrain you have to run on, the shoes need to be tough but comfortable and finally lightweight. So, selecting a pair to suit, bear in mind durability, flexibility, comfort and weight. On the market today there is a vast selection of running shoes that to be honest is rather baffling to the buyer. So we have selected some of the best that are perfect for cross country running.
The Salomon Speedcross 4 running shoe has great all-terrain support and comes in a wide range of sizes. It is currently one of the very best running shoes available and it has been widely acclaimed by runners who have brought it. It is just great at maintaining a good balance of comfort with the necessary levels of foot support. One of the main features is the low-profile cleat which is just brilliant at providing strong traction both on soft and hard surfaces. It is also one of the very best shoes in muddy condition.
ASICS GEL Kayano 25
Available in many colors, sizes and widths, this ASICS running shoe is highly popular and it is easy to see why. The level of comfort when wearing this shoe is high as it is well ventilated to keep the feet cool. The mesh upper on the Kayano 25 works brilliantly at letting moisture out and therefore helps to keep the feet dry. If you overpronate in your running style then this running shoe is made just for you. The shoe is fitted with structural support, so you will notice that it is not as pliable as other shoes on the market. Overall a great running shoe but the price also reflects this.
Brooks Running Mach 15
The Brooks Running Mach 15 is a real bargain when it comes to price, it is so reasonable you can get multiple pairs for the same price as a pair of the ASICS. This shoe is simply exceptional value for money, it is comfortable and lightweight, and it is naturally wide fitting. The sole has also a great tread system and the cleats are designed so you can keep your footing even on really soft ground. The fact that shoe has been designed specifically for outdoor use means that it is perfect for cross country running.
In summary this running shoe is excellent for the job it is designed to do, the more than reasonable price should not deter you from considering the Brooks Running Mach 15 as it is excellent. These three running shoes come from all ends of the price bracket, but all three can do their job well and offer something different to the user.