Recently moving from New York City to North Carolina somewhat accidentally landed me in a runner’s dream scenario: Within a mile of my house I have access to miles upon miles of gorgeous forested running trails.
Up until now, I’ve mostly been a road runner, with an addiction to soft, super-cushioned running shoes. The few trail shoes I owned weren’t that—they’re usually quite hard because of their deep lugs—which didn’t bother me as long as I was running on forgiving dirt trails.
On that one mile of road to and from the trail, though? The clunky feeling of running on a hard surface in my hard trail shoe almost made me want to just drive to the trailhead.