Even if you feel sharp during your run, it’s as if the trail is just waiting for you to trip over a root or pop an ankle in that divet. And that’s why what you have on your feet is so important — the right shoes can protect the soles of your feet from sharp rocks, support your heels from downhill shock, and provide comfort even when your muscles scream and your feet ache.

Yes, you need more trail-specific technology than road running shoes have, so here are 10 of the best (and newest) trail runners, ranging from minimalist shoes you’ll hardly notice to tough kicks that'll take you through wet, winter training.