If you thought that marathon you ran last weekend was tough, it’s time to put on your big boy shoes and try something a little more challenging—an ultramarathon.
Unlike traditional marathons, which are always the same distance (26.2 miles), ultramarathons can go from anywhere from 50 miles, to 100, and sometimes even beyond. And unlike standard 26.2’s, ultramarathons vary in terrain, and almost always require a heavy amount of off-road running—up steep hills, over and around obstacles, and through some of the most rugged backcountry you may ever come across.
With that said, make sure you train your ass off—oh, and get a pair of shoes that can handle the distance. To help, we’ve put together a list of the best shoes equipped to go the distance. These are The 10 Best Sneakers for Ultramarathoners Available Now.