Trail Running Shoes

Trail Running Shoes

Suitable for off-road running

By Ian Griffiths BSc (Hons) PGCert MChS, sports podiatrist

Trail shoes feature more durable uppers and outsoles that flex and grip on various off-road terrain.

As trail shoes are designed for softer surfaces they often have less cushioning than a road shoe. The foot will often sit lower to the ground than in a road shoe to offer increased responsiveness.

Think about buying these if:

  • You do a lot of off-road running and require extra traction and protection

Recommended Trail Shoes

Men's Shoes

Budget

Nike ACG Air Chang STE
  • Nike ACG Air Chang STE
  • Our Rating
  • leek and light upper design combining lightweight hardwearing mesh with synthetic panels.
  • Price£37.50
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Mid-range

Inov-8 Terroc 330
  • Inov-8 Terroc 330
  • Our Rating
  • Trail running and walking shoe with high levels of comfort and performance. Ideal for hard surface tracks and trails.
  • Price£58.50
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High-end

Inov-8 Roclite 312 GTX
  • Inov-8 Roclite 312 GTX
  • Our Rating
  • Lightweight GORE-TEX┬« Trail running shoe with high levels of comfort and excellent underfoot cushioning.
  • Price£85.50
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Women's Shoes

Budget

Adidas Kanadia TR Ladies
  • Adidas Kanadia TR Ladies
  • Our Rating
  • High value lightweight offroad shoe. Aggressive Traxion outsole provides maximum grip and surface adaptation.
  • Price£40.50
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Mid-range

Asics GEL-TRABUCO 11 WR
  • Asics GEL-TRABUCO 11 WR
  • Our Rating
  • Water resistant Teflon coating on the upper, DuoMax in the midsole for arch support and a rock protection plate built into the forefoot.
  • Price£52.50
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High-end

Salomon Ladies XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
  • Salomon Ladies XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
  • Our Rating
  • The world's best trail running shoe just keeps getting better with improved cushioning to take you from track to trail to bushwacking with unparalleled stability.
  • Price£93.50
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