Trail Shoes

The best trail shoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 15, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Trail Shoe Reviews

Ecco Terracruise II

rated 2 of 5 stars Ecco cheaped out on the redesign. They cheaped out. The original Terracruise was a much better shoe. Better materials and design. The original shoe was a favorite for light and mid-range hikes, 2-10 miles. The big issue for me is the now non-elastic ankle padding. It slips back and forth, instead of hugging the ankle, rubbing your ankle raw after just a few miles. You can tell the shoe is cheaply made, compared to its predecessor.  Full review

Adidas Men's AX 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Very versatile on or off pavement. They are extremely light compared to other trail shoe brands. Fitment is comfortable and the footbeds are sufficient and provide necessary padding while running on uneven terrain. I've used these shoes for hard surface, all-day walking, and backcountry hikes on dry and wet terrain and they have performed well enough to warrant buying another set again. Full review

Merrell Men's Continuum

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I bought them for a trip to Toronto. Huge blisters on my ankles—even without tying them tight. I have a 15-year-old Nike pair that I’m back to wearing. Blisters threes weeks old this weekend. I pissed $100 away. They are very uncomfortable. I have three-week-old blisters on my ankles. I will not wear them again. I will not buy Merrell again. I’m back to wearing my 15-year-old Nike boots. Full review

Keen Men's Targhee II

rated 1 of 5 stars Soles started falling to pieces after only a month or so. This is my second pair of Targhee IIs. My first pair were worn most days for 2-3 years, including much wilderness hiking as well as city walking. I ended up replacing them when the wear on the heal became obvious—they were great. The new pair are at the other end of the spectrum as far as quality. It seems that the glue used to hold the layers of the sole together was substandard. Part of the tread started peeling away after only a few… Full review

Merrell Women's Outmost Ventilator

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I find these shoes really comfortable, lightweight, and cool. I use them for hiking in good weather. I struggle to find shoes to fit my feet. I often find shoes are not wide enough across the ball of the foot, leading to sharp stabbing pains and numbness. I also dislike heavy and hot shoes. These shoes fit my feet really well and the laces customise the fit well so I don't get any pinching or numbness. They didn't seem to need any breaking in for me and I have never had any chaffing. The only downside… Full review

Oboz Men's Sawtooth Low

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Good fit, poor wear. The fit is perfect, no break in required. My first pair lasted three years and approximately 700 miles. The soles on my second pair wore out in a few months and less than 100 miles! REI exchanged them. The new pair performed just as poorly. The soles are of inferior quality. I wear them almost daily and work at a desk with carpeted floors. Back to my Asolos.  Full review

Merrell Men's Moab Edge

rated 1 of 5 stars Seeking to provide a low cost hiking shoe, Merrell has marketed the worst hiker I have ever used. Merrell should be embarrassed to have this shoe in their lineup. Usage: Day-to-day wear at work. I facilitate team building and maintain hiking trails at my conference center. So essentially, I am doing day hikes throughout the week.  Lifespan: I did not even get 10 months/200 miles out of these shoes before they started falling apart. The frustration I have with Merrell is product inconsistency. My… Full review

Merrell Everbound Low

rated 5 of 5 stars These shoes are styled and made to old fashioned quality standards, all leather uppers and a solid super Vibram sole makes this look and feel like old fashioned quality. With monotonous frequency I have to search for replacement hiking shoes so it seems. So after a web search I hit the retailers and found these shoes by Merrell called Everbound Low hiking shoes. They stood out with the quality of both construction and materials and with $100 off retail were most attractive. Now for the nitty gritty. Full review

Merrell Men's Outmost Ventilator

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, low cut, trail looking shoe that should not have Merrell’s brand on it. I found these to be extremely short on cushioning and support. My knees and legs hurt after wearing a short time. i think my summary says enough. I was totally disappointed in this model as compared to my Moab Vent. The Outmost is not even close to providing the comfort, support, or performance I expect from Merrell. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Barefoot / Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe / Water Shoe
$85
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack GTX
$119 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Keen Bryce WP
$87
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Oboz Bridger Low Waterproof
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Salomon Ellipse GTX
$63
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Lowa Renegade GTX Lo
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Vasque Juxt
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX
$101
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Oboz Sawtooth Low Waterproof
$100 - $140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ahnu Montara II Low
$67 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Koven
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's X4 Adventure II
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Teewinot
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ahnu Sugarpine Shoe
$29 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell All Out Blaze
$29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Innox GTX Lo
$74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Traverse Low
$90 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Oboz Sawtooth Low
$80 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Merrell Reflex
$105
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Vasque Mantra 2.0
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid
$105 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Sundog
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra 2
$72 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP
$90 - $120
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Keen Versatrail
$50 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
La Sportiva FC Eco 2.0 GTX
$90 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Teva Riva eVent
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Firebrand II BDry
$140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Luna Low
$90 - $125
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Moab FST
$60 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Prime
$75 - $100
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mammut Comfort Low GTX Surround
$169
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Adidas AX 2
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (21)
Keen Targhee II
$125 - $135
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Merrell Moab Waterproof
$110
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Adidas Terrex Swift R GTX
$80 - $135
user rating: 3 of 5 (14)
Keen Voyageur
$115
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Merrell Outmost Ventilator
$40 - $55
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Vasque Kota
$80 - $130
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Keen Jasper
$55
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Merrell All Out Blaze Aero Sport
$61
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Vasque Breeze 2.0 Low GTX
$105
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Merrell Moab Edge
$72 - $110
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Jr Hedgehog Hiker Waterproof
$60
Merrell Capra
$65
Altra Lone Peak Mid Mesh 3.5
$85 - $130
Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX
$100
Oboz Crest Low Waterproof
$90 - $104
Vasque Inhaler II Low
$72 - $119
Keen Palisades
$55
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