Trail Running Shoes Reviews

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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.
Weight
11.6 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Salomon Speedcross 5 was a comfortable ride right out of the box. They provided all the elements that make a shoe great from traction, protection, stability, durability, and...” Read expert review
Athena Farias
Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Run Coach.
Weight
9.75 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Nike Terra Kiger 5 was created with speed on the trails in mind. From toe to heel, the shoes are designed to let the runner blaze down dirt trails, paved trails and roads. The more technical the...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.