Best Zero Drop Trail Running Shoes: Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent

Best Zero Drop Trail Running Shoes: Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent

Whether you’re climbing slick muddy inclines, trekking through muddy creeks or running over jagged rocks, the Vibram Trek Ascent minimalist running shoe can easily handle serious mileage on serious off-road terrain! The Trek Ascent sits on a low-riding zero-drop outsole that’s thick enough to provide a plush smooth ride, without feeling bulky, on technical trails with loose debris, while thin enough to ensure a balanced and effective forefoot strike landing during running. In fact, the lightness of the shoe gives you a little more ignition fluid, so your feet pop off the ground when mowing through extreme back-country trails. Another handy feature of the shoe is its high-top inspired collar design intended for keeping out the elements. Read the full review on the best zero drop trail running shoes here!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches