i like low trail running shoes. i use them a lot. but, i have one beef about them. while they keep my feet stable and secure, the midsoles and cushioning are a couple of steps behind current running shoe technology. wondering whether i can bridge the gap.
example: treksta's evolution trail runner fits me like a glove and has some motion control features, 2 density midsole at the heel, for example. however, the foam midsoles tend to lose their spring and get crushed in a fairly short period of time, if you walk a lot.
by comparison, my ASICS running shoes, gel evolution 6, are fantastic. much better motion control, much more robust midsole that lasts several times longer, awesome support. they are a max protect shoe meant for people who batter their feet. but, they are running shoes, upper materials are lightweight and prone to trail damage, and they aren't designed with steep uphills and downhills in mind.
are there any trail runners that actually incorporate state of the art running shoe construction? do any of the running shoe companies make a worthy trail runner in your experience? (ASICS makes a running shoe with gore tex, which they call a trail runner, but i'm not sure it's really trail-worthy, nor does it offer nearly the support of the more stable ASICS shoes).