Almost all of the trail running shoes are meant to be waterproof, though some of them are good on certain terrain some are not. Today, we will check out the top 10 best waterproof trail running shoes that you should get (depending on the trail) to improve you’re trail runs.
These shoes are listed in any order, we believe that you should pick what you think is best and will greatly help during your runs, simply because we run on different terrain and our needs may vary from one another.
Top 10 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes
Remember those days when you need some room, this is where the Kahru Flow Trail Fulcrum shine. The upper is constructed with a bulk synthetic mesh-like material, while the mudguard is using a enhanced durable waterproof treatment. This makes that obstacles like mud with no problem.
Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX is as rugged as you’ll get but still lightweight. 11.4 oz this running shoes has everything you need from a trail run. It’s Gore-Tex upper keeps water completely out of the shoe and has a spike-like Vibram XS-Trek outsole that will provide some awesome ground digging traction. Keep in mind, this is not a soft shoe at all.
The Brooks Ghost just keep on getting better and better, if you already own the Ghost 7 and you live on a rainy (always rains) part of the globe, the new GTX has been completely waterproof. It still has the same neutral-friendly BioMoGo DNA set up, same as the Brooks Ghost 7, plus it’s Gore-Tex membrane will keep your foot safe from other elements, especially rain.
Another rough and rugged trail running shoes. The North Face Ultra Trail GTX is built to face just about anything you encounter and can still manage to weight at 12oz. These waterproof shoes isn’t that pretty but it will get the job done right.
The Merrell Allout Blaze is a hiking shoe, technically. Thanks to it’s TPU heel cup, cushioning and Vibram outsole it can be used for trail running too. It’s also one of the heavier shoe from the list which makes it more challenging other than the terrain and weather that you will encounter.
Searching for less restrictive? The New Balance Minimus MO10 is the answer for minimal feel while doing the job of waterproof shell. Mud, rain are no match for these bad boy, which also includes abrasion-resistant support and cage will keep things in check on the trails. This lightweight trail running shoe will suits different surfaces.
Fear not pronators, because we’ve got an option for you, too. The Gore-Tex version of the Asics GT-2000 2 is the waterproof version of one of their most popular performance models. They make use of the brand’s time-tested Gel cushioning, which is paired with FluidRide tech for durable energy return that will last through the season and beyond. The sealthy colorway is also great for runners who want a little pop of color on an otherwise subtle palette.
For the overpronators out there, Brooks Adrenaline ASR 11 GTX is already rugged but added resistant coating that will make it more fully waterproof Gore-Tex lining. Featuring a BioMoGo DNA midsole for an awesome form-fitting cushioning and a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar which will wrap your medial heel to forefoot that can help your pronation control. This is great for people who has some trouble with their pronation issues.
La Sportiva just went all out with their new Wildcat 2.0 GTX trail runner. Built with an AirMesh upper and supports Trail Frame cage and Transkinetic heel cup, this is all lined with waterproof Gore-Text membrane. Whatever the conditions of your terrain, this shoes can handle everything you will tackle during your run.
The Saucony Ride 7 GTX is a Gore-Text equipped version that is one of the most popular Saucony versatile running shoes, it’s very stylish to wear. Equipped with full-lenght Powergrid technology to take advantage of Grid’s Shock Absorption and Powerfoam’s energy response. The Gore-Tex membrane will keep the outer moisture out, resulting in all around dry and comfy feel. This pair doesn’t looks like a waterproof running shoe at all.
There you have the top 10 best waterproof trail running shoes, what do you think of the list? Did we forget something? Please comment below and let us know what kind of shoes you’re running for mud, puddle and watery-terrain.