Eager to get some action in trail running? Better gear up and get the best trail running shoes to help you with rough terrain and uneven rocks and soil. Today, we selected 6 of the most exciting trail running shoes for you to help you with your trail running adventures!
If you’re not sure what kind of trail running shoe to get, you should check out our article on buying your running shoes. Or you can read more about our articles on our blog. Here’s the list, click on a shoe name to read the full review! The North Face: Hyper-Track Guide
Category: Neutral Weight: 9.4 oz (men’s) The new North Face Hyper-Track Guide is the newest trail offering, it is custom designed for responsive handling on a lighter trials and bridle paths. Features a dual-injection molded EVA cradle guide to the foot through the toe off, it also promotes a bio mechanically-efficient stride for trails and dirts. Abrasion resistant rubber pods are the new features throughout the outsole, to provide better traction. Upper part is composed of no-sew lightweight material. Salomon: Sense Mantra
Category: Neutral Weight: 9.6 oz (men’s) Designed for midfoot runner, the Salomon Sense Mantra features a low heel-to-toe-drop, cushioning where it’s needed and reflexive support. Targeted as a daily, high-mileage trainer for trails and dirt paths, the shoe provides more support than the Sense and Sense Ultra while still only weighing in at 9.6 ounces. With a rugged, textured out-sole and a soft, seamless upper, the Sense Mantra is a shoe designed for wear and tear that lasts the distance. More trail running shoes from Salomon:
- Salomon XR Crossmax 2
- Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra
Skechers: GObionic Trail
Category: Minimalist Weight: 8.0 oz The latest from the company’s GOrun series, this one provides an minimalist trail offering. A rugged out-sole for extended traction, lightweight rock diffusion plates to lessen the shock of the rough terrain, stability mesh and lateral support. The four-way stretch mesh allows you to increased toe splay for added balance and control. GObionic Trail will provide you an excellent ride at very affordable price. GObionic Trail has a removable insoles, a four millimeter heel-to-toe drop to full zero-drop shoe, this allows runners to alter the model to their taste. New Balance: NB MT10 V2 Trail
Category: Minimalist Weight– 6.2oz The latest edition of the New Balance Minimus footwear, the MT10 V2 is a superb lightweight option for trail runners that seeks a low-to-the-ground feel with a responsive ride. The shoe performed best on rugged terrain, and can run efficiently over rocks, roots and muddy trail. The shoe has a smooth fell on paved surfaces, making it a road to trail running shoe option. Runners will appreciate the wider forefoot space that NB provided. More trail running shoes from New Balance:
- New Balance WT910v1 NBX
- New Balance MT1210 Leadville
Saucony: Peregrine 3
Category: Neutral Weight– 9.9 oz The Peregrine 3 offers the latest in Saucony shoe collection, it boast a lightweight material design, seamless construction with a four millimeter offset, in addition to that a gripping outsole. This is a trail shoe throughout, the Peregrine 3 holds up well on anything from boulder terrain to paths. Using it’s external bedrock outsole and molded toe cap, the shoe will provide a protection fit for runners to neutral trainers. Brooks: PureGrit 2
Category: Lightweight Weight– 10 oz The PureGrit 2 casts aside trail shoe conventions for a groundbreaking design that delivers performance, control, protection, and lightweight construction. Lauded for its excellent fit and asymmetrical upper, the Pure Grit 2 features the Pure Project’s Nav Band, which helps keep the foot in place against the challenges of the trail. The minimalist design eschews thick treads in favor of a soft and adaptive outsole, conforming over rocks and uneven surfaces to provide traction instead of hard rubber. Alongside these features, the shoe’s split toe design allows for flexible control on challenging trails of any shape or size. More trail running shoes from Brooks:
- Brooks Cascadia 8
If you’re onto running trails, you should gear up properly and always bring a first aid kit with you. If you’re going to take longer, always bring a bar or chews with you. Hydrate yourself always and have a running buddy to challenge both of you. Make sure you have the best trail running shoes that can help you achieve the performance you’re after.