If you don’t move to the arena for the winter or leave at least a couple of workouts on the street, in November-December you face the question of winter running shoes. Running in summer sneakers for asphalt will no longer work. Slush from snow porridge and reagents, or, conversely, frost and ice covered with snow are complex surfaces that require special shoes.

The most important criterion when choosing winter sneakers becomes obvious at the first frost, it is worth slipping once.

Outsole with aggressive tread help to run through the snow; on icy sections you will still need to slow down, but in most cases, trail shoes with grippy soles will help you out.

To move more confidently on snow and ice, choose winter trail shoes with metal spikes in the tread, for example, Icebug.

The second important characteristic of winter running shoes is membraneusually this Gore-Tex (GTX). The purpose of the membrane is to keep water out. In winter, this is important, even if there is no slush and puddles. In summer, the membrane in trail shoes is rather harmful: it does not so much prevent water from entering the sneakers (during the ford, this will still happen), but it prevents it from evaporating from there; and it turns out that without a membrane, everything has dried up for a long time, and poor athletes in sneakers with a membrane run with a bath on their feet.

However, in winter, the membrane works perfectly: it not only leaves the feet dry even in slush, but also noticeably warms. Gore-tex sneakers are much warmer than regular ones. There are models where the membrane is not on the entire boot, but only on the front part — Salomon has such sneakers.

ski socks

In winter, it is worth choosing not only other shoes, but also other socks. You can, of course, look for special winter running shoes — there are such, they are produced by well-known sports brands, but there are few models in this niche, and they are usually not cheap. You can do it easier: pay attention to ski and trekking socks and golfs. Make sure that the ankle is tightly closed; this is important not only so that you do not freeze, but also for the safety of your ligaments and muscles.

If you’re shopping for ski socks, find a way to feel the fabric before you buy. One of the non-obvious important points is that the knitwear is slippery; slippery canvas makes it easier to put on a top layer, especially tights, and this has a surprisingly strong effect on motivation — in particular, on the willingness to pack up and go out.


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