Trail Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
12 oz.
Drop
2 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance 510 v4 was not the ideal trail shoe for my feet. The shoes were extremely stiff and felt heavy compared to the Speedgoat 3 and Speedcross that I have been training in. I didn’t...” Read expert review
Athena Farias
Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Run Coach.
Weight
11.2 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Asics Gel Venture 7 is a solid budget trail shoe that does the basics without taking any risks. Solid construction and simple designs mean this shoe should last for many trail runs and hikes.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10.4 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance Nitrel v3 gives you comfort and affordability, while still being an overall decent trail shoe. While it may not be best on wet rock and leaves, it does very well on dry single track...” Read expert review
Sarah Colligan
Trail Running Expert.
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Salomon X Alpine is built for adventure. The shoes provide amazing protection from even the most challenging of escapades on mountains, technical trails or wherever your journey takes you.” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
8.2 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The PureGrit 8 returns lighter and faster with the same natural transition the shoe is known for. Unfortunately, updates made to the shoe make it unstable and subpar.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
12.1 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Stinson ATR 5 provides cushion, stability, and comfort over a variety of terrain types – from road to dirt to rocks – even at longest distances.  While these are not the fastest race...” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Nike Pegasus 36 Trail is a comfortable, cushioned trail shoe that can easily handle mild trails and roads, a great option for those who tackle both surfaces in their runs.” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
12.75 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Asics Gel FujiTrabuco 7 has been a great trail shoe considering the heaviness of the shoe. These shoes have held up on various types of terrain from grassy to technical inclines and descents on...” Read expert review
Athena Farias
Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Run Coach.
Weight
10.6 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Nike Wildhorse 5 is a decent trail shoe that is neither exceedingly fast nor exceedingly durable. It is pretty much middle of the road, which is not a bad thing. ” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
9.3 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Brooks Caldera 3 is a lightweight shoe with solid traction on road and less technical trail terrain, such as rocks, dirt, snow, and grass.  The high stack midsole provides sufficient...” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.