The rains have descended upon most parts of the country, but if you think that’s a reason to shirk your run – think again. Training under diverse weather conditions is crucial as it only makes you more resilient and prepared for race day, where you won’t know what to expect. Besides, the rains are just about the best time to go exploring and trail running in the mountains. It stands true, however, that wet conditions can wreak havoc on your regular running shoes, hampering not just your run but also the performance of your shoes in the future. Keeping that in mind, here are some excellent options known to handle all kinds of weather with élan.
Salomon XA Pro 3D Waterproof Trail
The toughest trails are yours to conquer with this sturdy pair by Salomon. The upper portions of the shoes are made of a fast-drying and breathable mesh, designed to wrap your feet snugly with a firm hold. The Climashield waterproof membranes provide protection from puddles and rainy weather while ortholite sock liners reduce chafing and irritation. The outsoles are made of a combination of rubber types for ideal grip in wet and dry conditions.
Saucony PowerGrid Ride 7 GTX
Gore-Tex, the wonder material that has revolutionized running shoes, is an effective weather guard against the harshest conditions. The Ride 7 GTX resists soaking and outside moisture, while allowing your own sweat to escape thanks to the GTX membrane and moisture wicking RunDry collar—making it the perfect pair to explore that weather-beaten trail.
Brooks Ghost 7 GTX Running Shoes
The Brooks Ghost 7 not only offers balance, cushioning and extra lightness, but with Gore-Tex protection, you also get the anti-soggy technology and waterproof breathability that keeps you running in all conditions. Not only that, the Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows smooth transitions between different terrains.
ASICS GT2000 2 GTX
The all-weather ASICS GT2000 has a trail-ready outsole as well as a Gore-Tex upper to help you get over the fear of puddles. Suitable for mild to moderate overpronators, the shoes also come with a ComforDry Sockliner that provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties, ensuring cooler, drier, and healthier feet.
Brooks Adrenaline ASR 11 GTX
Be rain-ready with the Brooks Adrenaline ASR; it provides adaptive cushioning and a progressive diagonal Rollbar for added control. The rugged outsole offers better traction on tricky terrain, while good old Gore-Tex makes the uppers waterproof and breathable.