Cross country season is officially here, and whether you’re a high school, college, or pro level runner, one of the most important things you’ll need is a solid pair of shoes. This is one area you’ll definitely want to invest in, as a quality pair will be more comfortable, efficient, and longer lasting.
Of course, the key component of cross country running is the terrain. Cross country encompasses a wide variety of surfaces, so you’ll want to be sure you’re properly equipped for the type of course you’ll most frequently encounter. If the courses are made up of mostly dirt and grass, you’ll want to consider a pair of sneakers equipped with metal spikes. Alternatively, if your routes are more on the unpredictable side with rocks and bumpy surfaces, the most suitable sneakers are those with rubber waffle outsoles or racing flats. These are The 10 Best Cross Country Shoes Available Now.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.