Our editors tested five of the best carbon-plated trail shoes—and two alternative plated shoes—on the market. Here’s what we found.
With one eye for function and another for form, Nike refined the Terra Kiger for the trail shoe’s best fit, ride, and grip to date.
The North Face VECTIV Enduris is a well-cushioned ride with plenty of teeth, a surprisingly fast roll, and a wallet-friendly price.
The Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra is the first shoe that uses stronger-than-steel Graphene its midsole foam, and the result is long-lasting cushioning that holds up over the burliest of trails.
We put tough, dirty miles on these new customizable trail shoes that are generating buzz for their price tag — and find they deliver, with premium comfort and performance.
Asics make a burly trail statement with the Trabuco Max that grips onto and rolls over rough terrain.
An improved, versatile Salomon Sense Ride invites you to bring on everything with confidence and comfort.
We round up 7 of the top new trail shoes available in 2021, showcasing a wide variety of rides to match your favorite trail terrain and running style.
The first super shoe for the trail, The North Face's VECTIV promises to channel energy toward propulsion, particularly on downhills.
La Sportiva's waterproofed Jackal is winter ready, mountain rugged and wide foot friendly.
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This update to Altra's burly-soled trail shoe smooths some rough edges, making it livelier, lighter and more flexible.
Topo's new Ultraventure Pro is a rugged, protective long-run or thru hiking shoe that takes on any terrain with panache and won’t soon succumb to wear or tear.
Brooks improves the fit of the Divide, their all-terrain crossover road/trail shoe — and leaves the versatile, no-nonsense ride alone.
New Balance offers more underfoot for the trail, in a shoe that balances maximal cushioning with stability and ground feel.
Inov-8’s new ultra trail running shoe combines grippy traction, high-tech cushioning, and enduring comfort to assist you in hours of trail climbing on any terrain.
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Dialed-in fit for ease in keeping the rubber side down on technical trails.
Big wheels keep on turning with HOKA’s “hold my beer” trail plow, which now fits better and rolls smoother.
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If a low-top hiking boot and a cushy, lightweight trail runner had a baby, the New Balance Hierro v5 trail shoe would be it.
Salomon’s new Sense Ride 3 is made for the trail yet smooth and resilient enough for the road.
When winter turns every surface into a trail, the grip, stability and robustness of trail shoes shine.
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Saucony's Switchback ISO trail running shoe uses fancy tech to deliver a smoothly-cushioned, light and fast ride with a secure, comfortable fit.
The Merrell Antora is an affordable, comfortable and stable trail shoe for women that provides exceptional protection from tough terrain.