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..
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.
Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.
The Womens On Cloudswift 2019 is a lightweight, innovative and versatile running shoe, designed for running fast and in comfort on the roads.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.
Everything you need to know about Fastpacking and the Ultimate Gear Guide to make your adventures as fun, safe and comfortable as possible!
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: We've reviewed them both in detail, now here's our side by side comparison with PROS and CONS. Find out which are best!
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.
Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.
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!
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.
Latest Gear Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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 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.
The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.
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?
We have thoroughly tried and tested Ultimate Direction's ladies running race vest, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0. Read the review here.
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.
The Broken Arrow Skyrace takes place in Squaw Valley, a beautiful mountain resort located in Olympic Valley, California. This was our first time visiting...
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 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 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.
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.
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 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...
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'.
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...
On Cloudrush Review: Lightweight road shoes for running FAST
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.
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 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.
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.
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!
Read our review of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 shoes. The shoe for road to trail transitions.
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.
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.
Are you looking for advice on running your first trail race? Whether it's a first trail 10k or first...
A selection of the best trail running advice from our trail runner interview series - interviews with inspiring trail runners from around the World
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 🙂
Sunday 22 May 2016, around 3pm: I looked at my Suunto Ambit 3 Sport and it read 52km - I was about 2km from...
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...
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...
Alastair's Transgrancanaria Marathon review: an epic mountain marathon on Gran Canaria, run at the same time as the ultramarathon event.
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...
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.