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The Best Trail Running Shoes in 2019 (So far): The Ultimate Buyers Guide!

Our ever-evolving list of the best trail running shoes for every scenario; whether you run ultramarathons, race 10k's or plan to do a Spartan/Tough Mudder..

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review 2019 – Did Nike Just Crush Its Competition?

Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

Womens On Cloudswift 2019 Review – Different to Cloudsurfers, in a Good Way

The Womens On Cloudswift 2019 is a lightweight, innovative and versatile running shoe, designed for running fast and in comfort on the roads.

Trail Running Films, Reviews & Advice: Trail & Kale YouTube Channel

Did you know we also produce trail running films, gear reviews, advice, interviews and fitness videos? This post will briefly outline the different types of content and playlists that are available to watch for free on our YouTube channel.

On Cloudswift Review 2019 – What the Helion?

The On Cloudswift 2019 is On's latest lightweight, breathable and responsive running shoe with Helion superfoam & a one-piece upper! How does it perform?

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 Review 2019 – Trail Shoes For Rugged Terrain

The Agility Peak Flex 3 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver a responsive and cushioned ride on technical terrain. Find out how well it performed.

La Sportiva Kaptiva Review 2019 – For Fast Technical Trail Running

Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.

The Ultimate Fastpacking Gear Guide 2019 – Fast & Light Backpacking

Everything you need to know about Fastpacking and the Ultimate Gear Guide to make your adventures as fun, safe and comfortable as possible!

These Ultrarunning Books Will Inspire You To Run Further! (Best in 2019)

Our favorite ultrarunning books and what we consider to be the best available. We promise they'll inspire you to run further than ever before!

On Cloudsurfer vs Cloud X: Which one to Buy in 2019?

On Cloudsurfer vs Cloud X: We've reviewed them both in detail, now here's our side by side comparison with PROS and CONS. Find out which are best!

On Cloudventure Waterproof 2019 Review – For Wet Weather Running

The On Cloudventure Waterproof 2019 is a durable all-round trail running shoe that will protect your feet from any weather/terrain that may come your way.

La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review 2019 – For Trail & Mountain Running

Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

On Cloudventure 2019 Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

The On Cloudventure has been given a huge design overhaul for 2019 which brings many welcomed improvements. Find out what they are, and why we love them!

Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2019

Ultrarunners have a very specific set of requirements when it comes to buying a GPS running watch. Our shortlist of top GPS running watches will help you decide which one is best for you.

On Cloudsurfer 2019 Review – On Shoes For Running Long Distances

The On Cloudsurfer has been designed with speed and comfort in mind but it's also a very comfortable shoe that provides great cushioning for long runs too.

On Cloud Waterproof 2019 Review

The On Cloud Waterproof is a really versatile running shoe for active people in urban environments, crafted to keep your feet dry on rainy days.

On Cloud Edge Moonlight (Limited Edition) 2019 Review

I'm in love with everything about The On Cloud Edge Moonlight running shoe, from the design and color scheme right through to how comfortable it is.

On Cloudflyer Waterproof 2019 Review

The Cloudflyer Waterproof is one of On's first waterproof road running shoes, released alongside the new On Cloud Waterproof. After running in both of...

Dipsea Trail Video: Running from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach in 4K

The Dipsea trail runs from near downtown Mill Valley in Marin, California, through the Muir Woods redwood forest, up around the side of Mt Tamalpais, and then rolls downhill towards the ocean, ending at Stinson Beach.

Trail Running in Tuscany, Italy: A ‘Run’ Through Time

The enchanting landscapes of this region make the Via della Lana e della Seta a must visit in my eyes. Whether you choose to hike or run the entire...

On Weather Jacket 2019 Review: On’s Waterproof Running Jacket

The On Weather Jacket is very stylish and definitely has all the key features you need to protect yourself from all weather conditions while out running!

Brooks Cascadia 13 Women’s Review

I love putting the Cascadia 13 on knowing that I can be out for hours and my feet won't be sore from running hours on the dry, rocky terrain.

Janji Bolivia Men’s Running Apparel Review

This review is going to focus on two new items from the Janji Bolivia men's collection, which draws inspiration from, you guessed it, Bolivia!

Brooks Ghost 11 Men’s Review: A Responsive Shoe with a Soft, Secure Fit

The Brooks Ghost 11 are an absolute delight to run in. The are very comfortable, offer plenty of support and cushioning, are breathable and stretch to my feet as I run. This shoe is a real winner for me!

On Cloud Waterproof Women’s Review 2019

The women's On Cloud Waterproof is a stylish lightweight trainer for running or casual wear, which is waterproof and keeps your feet dry in wet conditions.

Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit Review: Barefoot Running in Comfort

If you're after a minimal zero-drop running shoe with full protection and comfort for barefoot running then the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is for you!

Running Over The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

We love trails, but when you live in San Francisco, it would be rude not to run over the Golden Gate Bridge for a blast of fresh sea air and great views

Brooks Cascadia 13 2019 Review: A Cushioned & Responsive Trail Shoe

Seeing as the Brooks Cascadia 13 felt so good when I first put them on, I decided to go for a long 20k trail run. See what I discovered!

Aire Libre Experiences: Discover The World Through Running

Aire Libre has taught us that running doesn’t have to be a pain. It can actually be the vehicle for enjoying life in a way previously thought not possible.

The Freedom of Barefoot Running: How-To Guide

This barefoot running guide is sponsored by Zappos. What is Barefoot Running? If you’ve heard about barefoot running or the use of zero drop running shoes...

On Cloud vs Cloud X 2019: Which On Running Shoes Are The Best?

On Cloud vs Cloud X: We've reviewed both these running shoes in detail so here's our side by side comparison of them. Find out which shoe we prefer!

On Cloud Review 2019: On’s Lightweight Performance Shoe

On Cloud 2018 Review: My 'go-to' lifestyle and 'on the move' shoe, where other trainers just aren't stylish enough for me to want to wear them all day, at work or when heading to the city.

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Women’s Review: For Rocky Trails

The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.

On Cloudace Review 2019: On Shoes for Running Marathons

There's no denying, the On Cloudace shoes are capable of allowing you to run long distances in extreme comfort but are they worth the premium price tag?

Sunski Sunglasses for Running Review

About Sunski Sunski is a trendy young company based in San Francisco, with beliefs that extend far beyond just making sales. Sunski actually wants to make...

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0 – Women’s Race Vest Review

We have thoroughly tried and tested Ultimate Direction's ladies running race vest, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0. Read the review here.

Xero Terraflex Review: A Barefoot Trail Running & Hiking Shoe

The Xero Terraflex is a 'barefoot style' trail running shoe that can benefit your running technique in a multitude of ways. It's a lightweight, minimal and flexible shoe that should help your body develop a natural and efficient running technique.

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Race Report, Photos & Advice

The Broken Arrow Skyrace takes place in Squaw Valley, a beautiful mountain resort located in Olympic Valley, California. This was our first time visiting...

On Cloud X 2019 Review: On’s Lightest, Fully-Cushioned Shoe

The on Cloud X is marketed as the world’s lightest fully-cushioned shoe for running Remixed. I'm calling it their BEST road running shoe yet! Find out why!

SaltStick Fastchews: An Alternative to SaltStick Caps for Running

SaltStick Fastchews are "chew-able" electrolyte tablets that share a similar diameter to that of a US 1 cent coin. They have been designed so that you can fine-tuning your electrolyte intake to combat heat stress and cramping based on the requirements of your own body's requirements.

Nathan Speedster 2L – Women’s Race Vest Review

Nathan Speedster 2L Review: As more people take to the trails, demand has grown for products that allow you to carry a few essentials without stuffing your pockets or necessarily needing a larger backpack, which is likely to be overkill unless you’re going out running for many hours somewhere remote.

Flowin Pro: Friction Training for Runners

It's true, friction training does sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but it's also a method of training that can help build up muscle strength by using a variety of low impact yet high-intensity exercise routines. In the video above, I demonstrate some of the exercises routines that I enjoy practising with the Flowin Pro friction trainer.

Running in Yosemite National Park – An Earth Day Treat

Join us as we go running in Yosemite National Park, what a perfect way to spend Earth Day. We take the 4-mile loop trail up to Union Point which gave us a fantastic view of Half Dome, El Capitan and the Yosemite Valley

The Bosu NexGen Pro Balance Trainer: Become A Stronger Runner

Balance training is something that I feel is largely overlooked when it comes to cross-training for runners. Strength training is so important when it comes to becoming a stronger runner.

On Cloudrush vs Cloudflow 2019: Which On shoes are best?

On Cloudrush vs Cloudflow running shoe comparison: Since posting my On Cloudrush review a couple of weeks ago, a couple of people have asked me what the difference is between the two running shoes...

Run-Hiking in Marin California – Trail Running at its best!

Join us as we go run-hiking in Marin California. Starting off at Bon Tempe Lake (where you can park your car for the day, for $8), we take the Rocky Ridge road trail skywards...

A Downhill Running Race on the World’s Toughest Ski Slope

In a sporting world-first, Inov-8 is to stage a downhill running race for 180 nutty competitors on the Streif. The race has been named 'The Descent'.

Darn Tough Running Socks Review: Vertex Ultra-Light Cushion

I wanted to test these particular Darn Tough running socks out on a challenging run to find out just how tough, the 'Darn Tough' namesake is and my word did I pick the right race to test them to the max...

Brooks Ghost 10 Women’s Road Running Shoes Review

Brooks Ghost 10 Review - While I love innovative minimal trail shoes for softer trails, I do not have the excellent form and biomechanics of a runner who can get away with...

On Cloudrush 2019 Review: Lightweight shoes for running FAST

On Cloudrush Review: Lightweight road shoes for running FAST

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 Review – A Cushioned Long Distance Shoe

The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver flex, agility and protection on long runs and rugged terrain. I decided to go out on a big hill rep session to test them out properly.

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Review

I’m not going to get too nerdy in this review, instead, I’ll share some key features of the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro that I love. I'll also talk about some background fundamentals surrounding the device, including Movescount for storing activities, and some in-watch settings that I like to use while out running.

Salomon XA Elevate Review: Trail Running Shoes for Gaining Elevation

Read our review of the Salomon XA Elevate trail running shoes. Designed for challenging yourself to take your adventure runs higher. They should inspire confidence on smooth or rugged trails, and ensure traction on wet or dry surfaces.

Tabio Trailblazer Trail Running Socks Review

I love seeing brands successfully innovate on such seemingly simple products like socks, that haven't really progressed much over the years.

Runcation: Zermatt Running Holiday Guide

Our guide to a trail running holiday in Zermatt, Switzerland. How to get there, where to stay, and how to find awesome trails to run on, & more.

Up and down Mount Tamalpais – Trail Running in Marin California

Join us as we go trail running in Marin California. This time we start off at Bon Tempe Lake near Fairfax, run up Mount Tamalpais via the Rocky Ridge trail and then head straight back down on the much steeper Colier Trail. What a day!

Lavaredo Ultra Trail: A Running Adventure in the Dolomites, Italy

Destination race inspiration: Read all about our visit to beautiful Cortina to experience the Lavaredo Ultra Trail weekend, a trail running festival in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy. How to get there, what to take, and what running the LUT is really like.

Beginner’s Guide To Trail Running: Keeping It Fun & Simple

We explain the key things you really need to know before running on trails for the first time. The detailed stuff comes later, once you're hooked...

Running in the Heart of the Alps: Italy’s Aosta Valley

Trail running inspiration!! Trail running in Italy’s Aosta Valley, an awesome alternative (or compliment) to a visit to Chamonix. Here's some ideas on where to go for your Italian mountain running adventure.

On Cloudventure Peak 2018 Review: On Shoes for Trail Running Races

Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.

Runcation: Chamonix Running Holiday Guide

Our guide to a trail running holiday, or runcation, in Chamonix, France. How to get there, where to stay, and how to find awesome trails to run on, & more.

Running with the Apple Watch Series 3 and Strava

What's it like Running with the Apple Watch Series 3 and Strava - We share some of our thoughts on when and how to use this GPS watch for running.

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Review: Responsive & Lightweight with Top Protection

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailroc 285 trail running shoes - A shoe that's responsive and lightweight, but also offers superior protection and cushioning on hard rocky trails

Trail & Kale Instagram Charity Donations Initiative

Trail & Kale is the first Instagram Running Account to donate $2 to the World Land Trust, for every image we share, on behalf of the content creator.

Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 Review: for running fast on all terrains

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 trail running shoes - Designed for running fast over all types of trails and a true Salomon S-Lab Sense competitor.

On Cloudflow 2019 Review: On Shoes For Running Fast

For me, It's all about feeling as minimal as possible while running. Fast and Light! Whether on the trails or off them. The On Cloudflow does both!

Tennessee Valley Beach Trail Run, Marin California

Join us on another trail run. This time we explore Tennessee Valley Beach, in Marin California.

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 Review: for road to trail transitions

Read our review of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 shoes. The shoe for road to trail transitions.

How Can I Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running?

How Can I Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running? Good question! Here are 4 Steps to help eliminate cramping

On Running Lightweight Cap 2019 Review

On Running Lightweight Cap Review - "I love to see how new technologies and innovative thinking can make something as simple as a hat, better."

The Running Awards 2018 – Please Vote For Us!

We are really excited to have been nominated for The Running Awards 2018! But...We need your help! Please support us by visiting the Running Awards website and voting for us.

Why Does My Nose Run, When I Run?

Why does my nose run, when I run? Good question! Here's the answer and 5 tips to help you deal with your runny nose whilst you run.

Trail Running in The Aosta Valley, Italy – IN PICTURES

In Pictures: Trail Running in the Aosta Valley, Italy

Trail Running in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California – IN PICTURES

In Pictures: Trail Running in our new playground, Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

Running the Routeburn Track: A Trail Running Adventure in New Zealand

A one-day adventure running the Routeburn Track, described by NZ Department of Conservation as "the ultimate alpine adventure". It was an awesome day out!

Trail Running in Marin California

Trail & Kale are now based in Marin, California! Join us on our first trail run in our beautiful new playground.

Salomon Sunset Series – Bristol: Race Review

We joined Salomon to see how they want to give people the opportunity to move away from the pavement and jump into nature to learn more about trail running and finding local trails.

Petzl Reactik + Headlamp/Headtorch Review

We trained and raced with the Petzl Reactik + headtorch - which has been designed with trail and ultrarunners in mind. Read our headtorch review here.

Trail Running With Poles: Benefits, Disadvantages And Advice

A summary of the pros and cons of trail running with poles and some advice on how and when to use them to best effect during training and races.

Maverick Race Surrey: Race Review

We joined Buff to check out the Maverick Race Surrey Original trail race - with a choice of 8k, 16k & 25k there's a distance for everyone.

The Benefits of Trail Running: Why We Run

The benefits of trail running are numerous - from the obvious fitness gains to completely changing your outlook on life. Here's why we love trail running.

Benefits of a Running Streak: Accelerated Fitness Gains

Benefits of a running streak to improve your running and not just end up over-trained. I've interpreted the run streak principle differently to the masses.

Running Your First Trail Race: 10 Tips For A Great Race

Are you looking for advice on running your first trail race? Whether it's a first trail 10k or first trail marathon, in this post we...

On Cloudventure Waterproof – Review

Read our review of On Cloudventure Waterproof. These shoes really make downhill running on hard terrain feel super fun. Read our full review on the blog...

Trail Running Advice: From Our Runner Interviews Series

A selection of the best trail running advice from our trail runner interview series - interviews with inspiring trail runners from around the World

Salomon S-Lab Sonic 2 – Road Running Shoe Review

Review of Salomon's S-Lab Sonic 2 Road Running Shoe. A precise and compliant running shoe, S-LAB SONIC 2 is our athlete’s choice for competing on the road.

Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 Review

Review of Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 trail running shoes on Trail & Kale, dedicated to trail running and adventures in the UK and abroad.

Inov-8 Roclite 290 Review – Trail Running Shoes

Review of the Inov-8 Roclite 290 Trail Running Shoe - Inov-8's lightest, most flexible trail running shoe is designed for running fast over multi terrains.

Trail Running and Mindfulness

Trail running and Mindfulness go hand-in-hand. Here's how I get to that special state of being mindful while out running on the trails.

Running the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, New Zealand

One of the key attractions for us in planning a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park during our trip to New Zealand was to have the...

Gore Running Wear Fusion: Apparel Range For Trail Running

With its FUSION line, GORE RUNNING WEAR have developed a high-quality range of clothing that is very nicely designed with the ultra trail runner in mind.

Still Not Bionic by Ira Rainey: A Great Read on Ultrarunning

Ira shows that there are some immense challenges out there, but these can be achieved with hard work, the right training and preparation, and, most importantly, the right mindset.

Join the Trail & Kale Strava Running Club

Join the Trail & Kale Strava Running Club: for all runners and adventure lovers. On this page, you can find out more about the club and a link to join.

Matterhorn Ultraks 30k: an Alpine trail race around Zermatt

This was it, the race I'd been waiting to run all year: Matterhorn Ultraks, a trail race around Zermatt, in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Ultraks...

Matterhorn Ultraks 46K – Skyrunning in the Swiss Alps

The Matterhorn Ultraks 46k Skyrace has been in the diary for nearly a year and so it was always going to be the main event of the year for...

Buff Epic Trail – A Skyrunning Adventure through the Spanish Pyrenees

Racing the Buff Epic Trail Half Marathon at the Skyrunning World Championships in the Spanish Pyrenees. Trail & Kale had a great weekend with Team Buff UK.

Running the Ridgeway: Race to the Stones ultramarathon 2016

Overview This race is billed as 'the UK's most popular ultra marathon', with c.2,500 runners and walkers registering for the 100k or 50k event, over either one...

Salomon Trail Marathon Wales 2016

In 2015 we both ran our second marathon; it happened to be the extremely beautiful yet very challenging Trail Marathon Wales sponsored by Salomon. We chose this race because we had heard so much about how beautiful the course was. We hadn't visited Snowdonia before, and we hadn't run a Marathon in the UK before. It just made sense 🙂

Keswick Mountain Festival Ultra: 50k around the Lake District

Sunday 22 May 2016, around 3pm: I looked at my Suunto Ambit 3 Sport and it read 52km - I was about 2km from...

Keswick Mountain Festival 50K Ultra Marathon

I've wanted to visit the Lake District for some time now, especially as the trail / fell running scene is so big there! To...

CTS Exmoor Marathon review – Alastair’s Perspective

I heard a great quote last week which sums up a trail marathon perfectly: "Running a marathon is 90% mental.... the other 90% is purely physical." I've...

CTS Exmoor Marathon Review – Helen’s Experience

I have been missing trail races as the last race I completed was Trail Marathon Wales last summer, so I signed up in February...

CTS Gower Trail Marathon – Running In Crazy Bad Weather!

Running CTS Gower Trail Marathon It's Friday evening, the night before race day; the wind is picking up to 50mph at times and the rain hasn't stopped all day. Its time...

Bristol to Bath Marathon

The highlight of the race was undoubtedly the crowd support, particularly in South Gloucestershire on the way out of Bristol

Summer of swimming, surfing and Chamonix trail running

July has not involved much running, but it has been a good time to find some other adventures and learn new things... One good thing that...

Trail Marathon Wales Review, Snowdonia

This race sets the standard for others in the UK. Excellent, professional organisation, well thought-out routes, aid stations and goody bag, fab location and interesting, varied route.

Transgrancanaria Marathon Review – Alastair’s Experience

Alastair's Transgrancanaria Marathon review: an epic mountain marathon on Gran Canaria, run at the same time as the ultramarathon event.

Transgrancanaria Marathon Review

I completed my first trail marathon last Saturday - the Transgrancanaria marathon, Spain. It was an awesome yet very tough mountain marathon!

CTS Dorset Marathon Review

Since I started trail running I had wanted to get signed up for one of Coastal Trail Series' events. They are run at several...

Running Bath Two Tunnels 10k

The Bath two tunnels races are run by Relish Running, whose races I have been enjoying throughout the summer (The Cheddar Gorge half and Bath hilly half marathon being two of them), so I knew this would be a fun event.

Chamonix Trail Running Weekend

A weekend trail running in Chamonix - some great mountain adventures were in store.

Bath Running Festival Half Marathon & Bath Roman 10k

Bath Half Marathon - trails edition In the past month I've been keeping busy racing at some more of Relish Running's events, the Bath Roman...

Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon: one of the toughest around?

The Cheddar Gorge events, in particular the half and full marathons, are billed as some of the toughest of their kind in the UK, and are hosted in the spectacular setting of the huge gorge and National Trust land.

Forest of Dean half marathon trail run route

I have been mountain-biking in the Forest of Dean several times but this weekend was the first time I had ventured there for a trail run.

Avebury Running Route: Ridgeway & Stone Circle 25k

Running in Avebury This Avebury running route was featured in Trail Running magazine's April/May 2013 edition, so better late than never I finally got around...

Running The Cotswold Way: Wotton to Stinchcombe

We started this run on the Cotswold Way from Wotton-under-Edge, which is around a third of the way up from Bath, and ran north towards Dursley, and then back again.
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