• Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    10/10

    The Caldera is a versatile, well cushioned, stable, high mileage trainer/racer. Brooks fans looking to free themselves from the clunky and unforgiving Cascadia will find salvation in this new flexible and light weight trail shoe


  • Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    8/10

    The North Face Endurus TR (retails for $130) is a new model intended to deliver maximum cushioning for trail runners. Beyond the comfortable fit, the Endurus provides solid traction through dirt, mud, snow and even ice



  • Editor rating
    7/10
    User's rating
    4/10

    The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 is a zero drop neutral trail running shoe designed to tackle ultra distances over technical mountain terrain. While this updated version does improve upon past versions in some ways, Altra seemed to overcompensate in the design making upper somewhat overburdened


  • Editor rating
    8/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The GoTrail is a nicely cushioned trail shoe that borders on pillowy softness. Reasonably priced the shoe is a great choice for the thrifty runner


  • Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    8/10

    The New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi is new light-weight all-terrain shoe which providing a secure fit along with stable and smooth ride capable of handling both road or light to moderate trails


  • Editor rating
    10/10
    User's rating
    6/10

    The Brooks Mazama is a new trail shoe that delivers on its promise of a fast, comfortable ride. It feels light like a road shoe but the sole allows the runner to quickly navigate through dirt, water, sand, rocks and other trail hazards


  • Editor rating
    7/10
    User's rating
    10/10

    The Sketchers GoTrail Ultra 3 are a lightweight ultra cushioned trail shoe. Reasonably priced, and a tremendous value



  • Editor rating
    8/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The Pearl Izumi Trail N2v3 is a superb running shoe which combines great low profile cushioning with adequate flexibility and protection for any trail conditions. A longstanding favorite with seasoned trail and ultra runners, the N2v3 is a moderately priced generalist for a types of trail conditions and distances


  • Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    7/10

    The HOKA ONE ONE Speed Instinct is a lightweight neutral trail racer that features a wider toe box which is a bit of departure in last for HOKA. The combination of ample soft cushioning with a racing flat feel is a must try for any trail runner


  • Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    8.8/10

    The Saucony Xodus ISO is a rugged yet comfortable trail shoe that is at the top of its class. The shoes are incredibly comfortable; there was virtually no stiffness during my first run with them. The lugs handle all trail terrain — mud, sand, dirt, rocks, etc. — with an unrelenting but reassuring grip for the runner


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