I browsed around local sporting goods and name brand outlet stores for the best trail running shoes I could find, within my budget. I opted for trail runners, because the outsole has mild rubber studs vs. some cleats, giving the ability to wear them to and from the field, without having to bring another pair of shoes or slippers before and after a day of play. I have been using the same pair of shoes for the past 3 seasons of rec paintball. They are Adidas Kanadia Trail Running shoes, if you want to look them up.
Other reasons why I chose trail runners were flexibility of shoes for snake/crawling, all-day breathability, comfortability when squatting and tucking into bunkers, and proper foot and ankle support for sustained all-day activity. I played competitive tennis for over 15 years, so everything from my knees down have been torn up from constant battery on hard top tennis courts. I wish I would have paid more attention to my shoes early on as an athlete. When you're young and invincible, all you wanna do is get out there and play. For some of us, we pay for it in the end and need physical therapy before we even reach a mid-life crisis lol.
And lastly, try to buy from a shoe company that has a proven track record with athletic shoes. I remember owning two pairs of off brand indoor basketball shoes from Big 5 when I was younger. I used them for everything sports related. I should have just saved my money for one pair of better quality shoes. One day when I was playing basketball, I stopped hard when I brought the ball up court on a steal, and my foot went straight through the shoe. The leather upper had completely separated from the midsole and rubber outsole. Fortunately, I wasn't injured and walked away with scratches on the lateral side of my foot (I was playing on black top) and one less pair of shoes to wear. With a name brand, quality usually follows suit. Like most everything, you get what you pay for.
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