My sister and I are training to hike the El Capitan Trail this summer. I was wondering if trail runners would be appropriate or if I should stick with hiking shoes. I have a pair of Salomon Outline GTX hiking shoes but I don’t think they have enough cushion for such a long hike. Alternatively, my Brooks running shoes are very comfortable and I can put in a lot of miles on them without my feet hurting. I see that Brooks has a couple pairs of trail runners with great reviews for long day hikes. I was thinking about getting them since I love my Brooks so much. I was wondering if they would be appropriate for the terrain, though. Anyone care to give their opinion? Has anyone done the El Capitan trail in trail runners?