Trail Running Shoes

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The North Face
Under Armour




less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Trail Running Shoe Reviews

New Balance Leadville v3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a good very lightweight trail running and light backpacking shoe and I would recommend this shoe to people looking to lighten up their backpacking footwear. I am 58 years old and recently retired and have been trying to get out more with the intentions of doing some longer thru hikes and was looking for wide trail shoes to use in place of my existing hiking boots and New Balance cross trainers have been my go-to shoe (for me and about a million or so other older people...), so I decided… Full review

Skechers Men's GOtrail Ultra 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very lightweight, super cushioned trail running shoe. Offers excellent stability and traction. Fully drainable through midsole side ports. I have been a big fan of Skechers sneakers for years because they have a fairly wide toe box which works well for my feet. I am one of a growing trend of hikers and backpackers who like to use lightweight trail running shoes when we venture out onto the trail. I had used a pair of Skechers GOrun marathon trainers for my hike of the John Muir trail in 2014 and… Full review

Altra Men's Superior 2.0

rated 2.5 of 5 stars One of the most comfortable shoes I have owned, but not for long. I record my runs with a GPS watch and have put about 135 km on these shoes, mostly on trail. I bough them in my usual size 46, but the fit is a bit loose, especially in the heel (tried on the 45s but they seemed a little short). I was looking for something with a little more padding than the "barefoot" shoes I have been running in for the last 5.5 years, but still with zero drop and some trail feel. These seemed to fit the bill. They… Full review

Altra Women's Superior 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Great all-around trail shoes with comfortable fit and good trail feel. Unfortunately, they wear out too quickly. Intro/background: Altra gave these shoes to everyone who participated in Oslo Ecotrail in May 2016. Since May, I have run and hiked approximately 360 kilometers/220 miles in these shoes across a wide variety of terrain, and I feel like I have put them through their paces. Some of the big days in these shoes include a hard training weekend in loose, rocky terrain of Rondane National Park in… Full review

Vibram Women's FiveFingers KSO

rated 4 of 5 stars I have been wearing my Vibrams for four years. I can hike a mile upriver on a wooded trail then float down through class 1/2 rapids. They form to your feet making it safer to climb on rocks which can be slimey and slippery. You could jog or run in them, but it is painful on the feet when there are rocks, ie gravel roads. I bought this product four years ago and still wear them whenever I go kayaking or for a float down the river at our house, basically any water sport where you don't want your feet… Full review

Kalenji Kiprace Trail 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great trail running shoe available mostly in Europe and UK. For its price it is superbly technical, grippy, and comfortable, accessible easily to the grand public.   INTRO I purchased the Kiprace Trail 3 about two months ago for training purposes. I am a quite efficient runner  and like low profile shoes. For instance my forever favorite for years now is the X-Talon 212 from Inov 8, but I like all kind of track and cross country spikes too and training in them is just a fun time for me. I have… Full review

Saucony Men's ProGrid Outlaw

rated 5 of 5 stars Best 4wd, off-road shoe period. Excellent support, excellent grip! I live in beautiful San Luis Obispo,Calif. We have rolling hills, mountain bike trails, walking trails. Some of the trails are dirt, some mixed rock with pebbles. Hills can vary up to 1000' above sea level. If I run along the rugged trails mixed with rock/hard packed gravel/dirt, I'm very confident in the sure-footedness/traction/grip of the soles. The ankle support in the Saucony ProGrid Outlaw is a huge plus! Such a great "off-road"… Full review

Inov-8 Men's Terraclaw 250

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Disappointed. I've been running and hiking in Inov-8 for fifteen years. One of the things I liked best was model availability—buy a pair today and if you want another in six months or two years it is still available. This seems to have gone away in the last few years so when the tread on my last pair was too worn I ordered the Trailclaw 250. The price was about half that of a normal trail running shoe and that should have been a warning, but at the time I chalked it up to Amazon's crazy pricing. Full review

Hoka Women's Mafate Speed

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pair of running shoes I have owned! These shoes keep me steady on my feet when on trails whether running or walking my dog. Quality materials and workmanship. They are the best shoes I have ever purchased! I would strongly recommend them for anyone serious about being comfortable on the trails! Full review

Top-Rated Trail Running Shoes

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Brooks Adrenaline ASR 10
$24 - $140
Mammut MTR 141
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Inov-8 Trailroc 245
$25 - $79
Altra Intuition 2.0
Altra Provisioness 1.5
The North Face Ultra
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Betasso
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Vibram FiveFingers Sprint Barefoot / Minimal Shoe / Trail Running Shoe / Water Shoe
Scott T2 Kinabalu 2.0
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Altra Olympus
Columbia Ventastic
Mammut MTR 201 Pro Low
$35 - $139
Columbia Switchback 2 Low
$75 MSRP
The North Face Betasso II
$36 - $59
Saucony Peregrine 4
$37 - $89
Under Armour Grit Off-Road
$38 - $84
Karhu Flow 3 Trainer Fulcrum
Salomon Sense Pro
$39 - $97
Under Armour Micro G Pulse NM
$39 - $99
Altra Olympus 1.5
$40 - $134
Saucony Excursion TR7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montrail FluidFlex II
$40 - $52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Spark
$40 - $118
New Balance 993
$145 MSRP
Columbia Switchback
Salomon X-Tour
$41 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Fellraiser
$41 - $110
La Sportiva C-Lite
Karhu Flow Trail Fulcrum
Scott eRide AF Support 2.0
The North Face Kilowatt Shoe
$45 - $49
New Balance 910
Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN XCEL
$45 - $50
Under Armour Chetco II
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Salomon XR Mission
$46 - $82
Montrail FluidBalance
$47 - $61
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Trailroc 255
Adidas Supernova Riot 6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Topo Athletic MT
Topo Athletic Oterro
Montrail Badwater
Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Running Shoe / Barefoot / Minimal Shoe
Asics Gel-FujiRunnagade
New Balance 101
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Skechers GOtrail Ultra 3
$50 - $119
Montrail Bajada II
$50 - $125
Icebug DTS BUGrip
Montrail FluidFeel II
Helly Hansen Nimble R2
Saucony Jazz Original
$53 MSRP
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