Outside the cities, Africa can serve you the toughest terrains on this planet as a jogger.
Given then that running is the most accessible sport in the world and does not require specialized equipment, fancy facilities, or loads of money to get started, many people tend to ignore the gear needed to participate.
Running in Africa involves a lot of time taking detours away from the tarmac and enjoying the rough terrains, meaning you can’t do it with just any shoes.
The shoe you choose should support the activity you are undertaking, whether it be a rockey hilly run or a smooth running trail, while also taking into consideration your natural foot movements and the support level needed.
Below are 4 shoes you need if you are in Africa and normally take jogs away from the city into the bust trails;
1. TRABUCO™ MAX
- GUIDESOLE™ technology helps conserve energy
- ASICS GRIP™ outsole improves durability
- Breathable mesh upper, with 3D printed support
- Gaiter system
- Toggled speed lacing system
2. Altra Golden Spike
This is a masterpiece that runs through all terrains, it runs smooth as butter through grass or all-weather tracks, a firm road flat through dirt, and a super firm ride on concrete.
The shoe almost seems to be best described as a natural feeling track spike that carries over grass and dirt incredibly well.
3. New Balance Zante
Nicknamed the king of all terrian, the New Balance Zante can tyipically go almost everywhere you want.
The Zante Pursuit perfectly balances weight, cushion and comfort.
The best thing about these shoes is the cushioning. Whether it’s hard, fast tarmac or miles of rock, the fresh foam provides a good level of cushioning, spacious toe box and a trustable grip.
4. Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 8
The Nike Terra Kiger 8 is still good-looking, but it now comes with a beefed-up cushioning (30 mm height in the heel) that’s firm, responsive, and smooth.
The shoe’s responsiveness and grippy traction helps keep runs slip-free so trail runners can confidently move through dirt, mud, tree roots and rocky terrain.