Trail Running Shoes

Recent Trail Running Shoe Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260

An aggressive, deep-lugged tread and snug fit make the Mudclaw G-260 a prime choice for muddy trails and other soft surfaces. Comfortable enough for all-day runs. The graphene-enhanced soles also grip well on wet and dry rock and hard-packed dirt, but the lugs can chip. Best held in reserve for running over mud, bogs, sand, and other soft surfaces. “Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for soothing the blood…” The Mudclaw G 260 is Inov-8’s top shoe for running on muddy trails or… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Topo Athletic Women's Hydroventure 2

A nice breathable waterproof trail running shoe. I have wide feet. Even shoes that are supposed to have a large toe box result in stubbed toes and blisters between toes. I decided to try Topo Athletic shoes and they do not disappoint. My toes can spread out easily. I got the Hydroventure model as I wanted something waterproof. I couldn't find them in a store anywhere and had to order them online but tried a different pair of Topo Athletic shoes at REI before ordering them. I was glad I did as the… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Inov-8 Men's Roclite G 345 GTX

The Inov-8 Roclite G 345 GTX is a very high quality mid-ankle boot that offers superb traction, while still being very lightweight. Inov-8 classifies this product as a hiking and running boot that provides comfort and traction over trail protection. Graphene rubber technology takes this footwear to a new level, making it ideal for unstable and slippery terrain during moderate mileage days. Inov-8 released the Roclite G 345 GTX to meet the needs of the "fast & light" hiker or trail runner looking… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Inov-8 Terraultra G 260

The Terraultra G-260 is a «colorful» shoe for running on hardpacked trails, with Inov-8’s reliably tough uppers and a grippy, but not necessarily longer-wearing, graphene-enhanced outsole. Snug and comfortable fit even on my unconventional feet. My last pair of Inov-8s, X-Talon 212s, did not want to die. After over 1000 km, the deep lugs were worn down bald on the heels and thin elsewhere, but the uppers were pretty well unperturbed. I did have a fit problem with them, though, so that I had… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Salomon Women's X-Mission 3

The second pair I've bought. These are my all time favorites! I like the fit of these shoes. I tend to have a slightly wider than normal toe space and average heel. I like that the toe box on these shoes are roomy. The quick pull laces are great for fast adjusting. No issues on the break-in period. Not a blister or hotspot. I wear them hiking and have zero problems. They are not waterproof, so I do not wear them hiking in the rain, but I wear them running errands in the rain and they are fine (I… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Salomon Women's Speedcross 4

Great trail running shoe if you're not in the rain. I bought these shoes because they are waterproof. These shoes fit my foot a little slim. The tongue is chunky and slides a lot, and they are a little too low. I was not able to wear them in the rain for long because they just filled up with water. Glad I didn't step in any puddles.  They are a nice color, and the grip is amazing. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D

Salomon’s XA Pro 3D is a heavy duty trail running shoe that has been around, with various updates, for years. It is very heavy and firm for a running shoe, and I use it as a low light hiker. It’s available with a waterproof/breathable membrane, but I like the no-membrane version for it’s very good breathability. Very good traction, support, foot protection, and durability, plus an interesting lacing system, make this a winner. The non-waterproof version’s availability in wide sizing was… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Altra Women's Superior 3.5

The Altra Superior 3.5 (and 3.0) are the best pair of shoes for thru-hiking that I have tried. With over 2,700 miles covered in them (four different pairs), I can confidently say that they meet my needs in being lightweight, durable, comfortable, responsive, and fast-drying. Description & Specs: The Superior 3.5 is the most recent version of Altra's low profile trail running shoe. It has been slightly updated from the 3.0 version, with the goal of improving upper durability, comfort, and more… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's Helios 2.0

Love 'em, but wish they had a rockplate. Awesome for groomed and soft but not too muddy trails. These are my go-to shoes for shorter (up to 30-ish km) runs on terrain that's likely not to have many sharp pointy rocks or involve too much road running. I'm on to my third pair of Helios having clocked up over 1500km in my last ver1s before I retired them.Fit I have picky feet—if the shoe fits I'll wear it and I loved the fit and comfort of these shoes straight out of the box. I like a lower drop… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Topo Athletic Hydroventure 2 added Sep 3, 2019
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 added Sep 2, 2019
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Roclite G 345 GTX added Jul 14, 2019
$175
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Terraultra G 260 added May 14, 2019
$150 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Altra King MT 1.5 added Mar 27, 2018
$70 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Altra Superior 3.5 added Dec 5, 2017
$72 - $81
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 added Aug 2, 2017
$79 - $120
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (2)
Altra King MT added Mar 9, 2017
$70 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asics Gel-Arctic 4 GTX added Mar 9, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asics Gel-Venture 5 Trail added Mar 9, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hoka Challenger ATR 3 added Nov 29, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hoka Bondi 4 added Nov 28, 2016
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Skechers GOtrail Ultra 3 added Oct 1, 2016
$105 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kalenji Kiprace Trail 3 added Sep 21, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Asics Gel-Kahana 7 added Sep 12, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Saucony Xodus ISO added Aug 29, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.A. Gear Trek added Aug 11, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Salomon XA Pro 3D
$39 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX added Aug 2, 2016
$99 - $160
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Salomon Speedcross 4 added Aug 2, 2016
$97 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
New Balance 910v2 added Aug 1, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance Leadville v3 added Aug 1, 2016
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine added Jul 29, 2016
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Adidas Terrex Boost added Jul 27, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 added Jul 18, 2016
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adidas Response Boost added Jul 8, 2016
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Brooks Cascadia 11 added Jul 1, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X-Mission 3 added Jun 13, 2016
$50 - $115
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Verge Low Gore-Tex added Jun 11, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell All Out Crush added Jun 7, 2016
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Icebug Zeal RB9X added Jun 6, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Akasha added Apr 15, 2016
$59 - $140
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
La Sportiva Helios 2.0 added Apr 15, 2016
$53 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hoka Challenger ATR 2 added Nov 13, 2015
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon Running Shoe added Sep 6, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 added Jul 12, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Altra Lone Peak NeoShell added Jul 12, 2015
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Terraclaw 250 added Jul 12, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 added Apr 7, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Ultra SST added Apr 4, 2015
$65 - $84
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Altra Torin 2.0 added Apr 1, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Salomon Sense Mantra 3 added Apr 1, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Altra Superior 2.0 added Feb 3, 2015
$110
Hoka Speedgoat added Jan 22, 2015
$140
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
La Sportiva Mutant added Jan 6, 2015
$135
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hoka Challenger ATR added Oct 27, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mizuno Wave Kazan added Oct 25, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Altra Lone Peak 2.0 added Sep 23, 2014
$52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hoka Mafate Speed added Sep 11, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Altra Olympus added Jul 30, 2014
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