Like road running, the most important thing you need for trail running is a good pair of shoes to keep your feet happy. You might be wondering why you can't just wear your regular running shoes on the trails? If you're running on flat, groomed, non-technical trails like the Manayunk Canalpath or Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon, you can probably keep running in your regular sneakers (depending on how dirty you want them to get!).
Hoka One One are known for their high cushioned, lightweight running shoes. Many people are drawn to Hokas because of their maximalist cushion look - what type of person would wear this shoe?! Hoka shoes have become increasingly popular over the past years because their versatility in training and racing. With long time and injury prone runners, Hoka's high cushioning helps to protect joints, bones and muscles while avoiding injuries and the common aches and pains of running.