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Best Trail Running Shoes



This page is pretty old and is in dire need of an update ... sorry about that! Meanwhile it could be interesting to take a trip back in time to see what shoes were popular years ago. We hope to update this page soon. If you wanna know ... as of 2015 our favorite for ultras is the HOKA Stinson.

The following trail running shoes have been tested and proven worthy for the trails by seasoned trail runners. Some are award winners. Some are are popular or favorites among ultra runners. Most are newer models for this year, but some are proven "classics". Each has it's own strengths and unique features -- so do your research -- but you can't go wrong by starting with the models and manufacturers here. Shoes are listed in alphabetical order.

Where To Buy Trail Running Shoes

Besides your local running store, the following online merchants are recommended as trustworthy and having a good selection of trail running shoes at good prices, as well as great customer service, easy return policy, etc. All links open new windows.

REI.com - carries Adidas, Asics, Asolo, Brooks, Inov8, Keen, Merrell, Montrail, New Balance, Nike, Salomon, Teva, The North Face, Vasque
Backcountry.com - carries Asolo, Garmont, Keen, La Sportiva, Lafuma, Montrail, Salomon, The North Face, Vasque
Zappos.com - carries virtually any shoe imaginable, including all trail running shoes (use their search box)
Onlineshoes.com - another website that has almost every kind of shoe out there (use their search box)
Amazon.com - carries almost every trail running shoe (use their search box)

Note: Weights provided below are per shoe.

Asics Gel-Eagle Trail
Asics
Gel-Eagle Trail
14.3 oz
www.asicsamerica.com
Brooks Cascadia
Brooks
Cascadia
12.2 oz
www.brooksrunning.com
Inov-8 Roclite 315
Inov-8
Roclite 315
10.9 oz
www.inov-8.com
Keen Ochoco
Keen
Ochoco
13.1 oz
www.keenfootwear.com
La Sportiva Slingshot
La Sportiva
Slingshot
10 oz
www.lasportiva.com
LaFuma Active Trail Mesh
LaFuma
Active Trail Mesh
13.8 oz
www.lafumausa.com
Merrell Overdrive
Merrell
Overdrive
12.7 oz
www.merrell.com
Mizuno Wave Ascend
Mizuno
Wave Ascend
12.8 oz
www.mizunousa.com
Montrail Highlander
Montrail
Highlander
12.6 oz
www.montrail.com
Montrail Hardrock
Montrail
Hardrock
13 oz
www.montrail.com
Montrail Continental Divide
Montrail
Continental Divide
13 oz
www.montrail.com
New Balance 809
New Balance
809
14.6 oz
www.newbalance.com
Puma Trailfox
Puma
Trailfox
10.3 oz
www.pumarunning.com
Salomon XA Pro 3D
Salomon
XA Pro 3D
13.9 oz
www.salomonsports.com
Salomon Trail Comp SCS
Salomon
Trail Comp SCS
11.5 oz
www.salomonsports.com
The North Face Endurus XCR Boa
The North Face
Endurus XCR Boa
14.8 oz
www.thenorthface.com
Vasque Velocity
Vasque
Velocity
14 oz
www.vasque.com
Vasque Blur
Vasque
Blur
12.9 oz
www.vasque.com