Trail Running Shoes

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Brands

Salomon
Topo Athletic
Dynafit
New Balance
The North Face
Brooks
Merrell
Saucony
Altra
Vasque

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 and above

Recent Trail Running Shoe Reviews

Altra Men's Lone Peak 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable zero drop trail shoe with some cushion. Well, my first Altra trail shoe was the original Lone Peak, so it seemed when the 1.5 came out, I had to have them. I was a little put off by the color and surprised to see that the heel had been made stiff with added support. They fit very snug and very comfortable. They really lock right on to the foot for a solid fit. I'd say they fit well like any other Altra shoe. The shoe has handled a lot of different terrain and has also been beat… Full review

Altra Men's Lone Peak 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a zero drop, distance trail shoe, this is it! This shoe has been a great long distance trail shoe for me. First stepping into them, the 26mm of stack height caught me off guard. It's only 3mm taller than the 1.5 and a few more mm taller than the Superior. Very noticeable and I thought I was on stilts. But that cushion really helped on a recent 50K win. The legs and joints didn't feel any noticable aches or pains that I'd normally have over long distances. Traction is also… Full review

Salomon Men's Sense Mantra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I like this shoe a lot. It has great feel on the foot and feels so light compared to other trail runners I have used in the past. Fit/Comfort: Very comfortable tight foot. I have a wider foot and had concerns about buying online. Through several runs I am very impressed with how the shoe fits and feels. It is extremely comfortable. I hate putting on my everyday shoes now. I want to wear my Salomons all the time! Support: Arches feel decent, somewhat lacking for my liking. This isn't a big deal though… Full review

Teva Men's X-1 Control 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great shoe for all mountain activity. Holds up to things that it wasn't really designed for: day hiking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing. Too bad they are gone. I hope someone else had a good experience with this outstanding shoe. It's a shame that this is discontinued. I have a pair that I bought for mountain biking. Yep, Crazy. But they work great for cross-country style riding. I have hiked with them on too. One thing I haven't done is run in them. I really can't say how well they would work… Full review

Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my now go-to hiking and backpacking shoes that replaced my boots. It's also nice that they double as trail running shoes as needed. These are perfect for someone who wants to move fast on the trail but still wants the ankle support of a boot. I'd definitely recommend these if you are looking for a light fast and grippy shoe for all kinds of terrain. Just took these shoes on a cross-country backpacking trip, everything from climbing up and down talus, hike on unkept trails, through meadows,… Full review

Topo Athletic Men's MT

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, minimalist trail runner that still provides a bit of support. Enough lug on the soles to provide pretty good off road traction, but not so much as to preclude use on sidewalk or paved surface. Surprisingly durable, I'd recommend these shoes for trail running or hiking with a lighter load, especially in drier climates. I think it is important to preface this review with an acknowledgement that I am really not the target audience for this shoe. A lifelong proponent of sturdy but heavy leather… Full review

Salomon Women's SpeedCross 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are in the market for a shoe that can conquer technical trails and rough terrain, this is the shoe for you. I wouldn't recommend this shoe for those who are planning on running on mostly soft gravel, smooth trails. The tread is long lasting and keeps my feet comfortable for mid-range distances (up to 15 miles). Perfect for rocky climbs and downhills. Highly recommended for those adventure seekers who want aggressive tread for aggressive trails. Overview When I first saw the SpeedCross 3 shoes… Full review

Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Tread like a buzzsaw and tears up the trails. I finally decided to get a new set of trail shoes since the old ones had been worn bald and were growing holy. I had no idea that Dynafit made running shoes but I am aware of their excellent ski bindings so I decided to give a pair a try.  Fit The first thing I noticed when slipping into the Feline is the way the cut out tongue allows the laces to be tightened without creating pressure where they tie. For some reason this has been a problem for me with… Full review

New Balance 810v3

rated 3 of 5 stars Great tread, smaller than usual fit, started falling apart after four days. The 810 trail runner is a good shoe, except for a couple things. First of all, I felt it ran a little small, maybe a half size or more. The back of the foot seems to fit right, but the toe box seems significantly smaller than my other New Balance shoes. I normally wear two pairs of socks, but couldn't do it with these shoes, the toes were just too tight. Second, and most importantly, the right shoe started to come apart… Full review

Top-Rated Trail Running Shoes

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Salomon XA Pro 3D
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Salomon XA Pro 3D reviewed Oct 21, 2014
$71 - $130
Topo Athletic MT
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Topo Athletic MT reviewed Oct 14, 2014
$100
Salomon SpeedCross 3
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Salomon SpeedCross 3 reviewed Oct 14, 2014
$69 - $145
Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit MS Feline Gore-Tex reviewed Oct 13, 2014
$170
New Balance 810v3
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
New Balance 810v3 reviewed Oct 12, 2014
$68
The North Face Ultra Guide
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Ultra Guide reviewed Sep 28, 2014
Brooks Ravenna 3
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Brooks Ravenna 3 reviewed Sep 23, 2014
Merrell Ascend Glove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Ascend Glove reviewed Sep 20, 2014
$60 - $83
Saucony Kinvara TR
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Saucony Kinvara TR reviewed Sep 6, 2014
Altra Olympus
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Altra Olympus reviewed Aug 21, 2014
$115 - $130
Vasque  ShapeShifter Ultra
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra reviewed Aug 6, 2014
$170 MSRP
Montrail Bajada
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Montrail Bajada reviewed Jul 7, 2014
$53 - $109
Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$100 MSRP
Salomon XR Shift
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon XR Shift reviewed Jun 16, 2014
$50 - $100
Salomon XR Mission
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Salomon XR Mission reviewed Jun 23, 2014
$26 - $139
Hoka Kailua Trail
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hoka Kailua Trail reviewed Jun 12, 2014
$91 - $129
New Balance 808
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
New Balance 808 reviewed Apr 19, 2014
discontinued
Merrell Mix Master Move
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Mix Master Move reviewed Apr 10, 2014
$76 - $94
Merrell All Out Fuse
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell All Out Fuse reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$76 - $110
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX reviewed Mar 9, 2014
$160
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Salomon XA Pro II reviewed Dec 18, 2013
discontinued
Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof reviewed Dec 12, 2013
Inov-8 Terroc 330
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Inov-8 Terroc 330 reviewed Dec 11, 2013
$90
Lowa S-Cruise Mesh
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowa S-Cruise Mesh reviewed Dec 2, 2013
$120 MSRP
Montrail Rockridge
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Montrail Rockridge reviewed Nov 20, 2013
$60
Salomon S-Lab XT 5
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab XT 5 reviewed Nov 19, 2013
discontinued
Salomon Fellraiser
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Fellraiser reviewed Nov 6, 2013
$66 - $110
La Sportiva Wildcat
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Wildcat reviewed Sep 28, 2013
$75 - $154
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 reviewed Sep 12, 2013
$65 - $107
Brooks Beast
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Brooks Beast reviewed Sep 11, 2013
$130 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Switchback reviewed Aug 22, 2013
discontinued
Scarpa Spark
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Spark reviewed Aug 1, 2013
$59 - $119
New Balance MT610
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance MT610 reviewed Jul 20, 2013
$75 MSRP
Inov-8 Roclite 315
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Roclite 315 reviewed Jul 7, 2013
$60 - $79
Scarpa Spark GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Spark GTX reviewed Jun 10, 2013
$119 - $149
Salomon SpeedCross 3 CS
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon SpeedCross 3 CS reviewed Jun 4, 2013
$87 - $145
Saucony ProGrid Outlaw
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Saucony ProGrid Outlaw reviewed Apr 22, 2013
$110 MSRP
New Balance MT20 Minimus
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
New Balance MT20 Minimus reviewed Apr 22, 2013
$70
New Balance MT10 Minimus
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
New Balance MT10 Minimus reviewed Apr 17, 2013
$75
New Balance MT1110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance MT1110 reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Saucony ProGrid Peregrine 2
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Saucony ProGrid Peregrine 2 reviewed Apr 13, 2013
Brooks Cascadia 7
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Brooks Cascadia 7 reviewed Sep 23, 2013
TrekSta Kobra
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
TrekSta Kobra reviewed Feb 13, 2013
The North Face Ultra 105 GTX XCR
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Ultra 105 GTX XCR reviewed Aug 3, 2013
$110 MSRP
The North Face Ultra 106 GTX XCR
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Ultra 106 GTX XCR reviewed Dec 13, 2012
$110 MSRP
Montrail Sabino Trail
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montrail Sabino Trail reviewed Nov 2, 2012
$70
Inov-8 Mudroc 290
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Inov-8 Mudroc 290 reviewed Oct 9, 2012
Merrell Embark Glove Gore-Tex
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Merrell Embark Glove Gore-Tex reviewed Oct 3, 2012
$170 MSRP
Inov-8 Trailroc 245
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Trailroc 245 reviewed Sep 27, 2012
$36 - $130
Merrell Geomorph Maze Stretch
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Geomorph Maze Stretch reviewed Sep 13, 2012
$65
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