Ratings Overview - Trail Running Shoes

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Inov-8 Roclite 290
Inov-8 Roclite 290
After comprehensively testing all the shoes in this year's review for traction performance on steep dirt, steep grass, mud, dry rocks and wet rocks, we were surprised to find that large sticky...  read more >
$120

Top Pick Award
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72
Foot protection - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 10 of 10
10
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4
The new and improved upper of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4 vaults it into the top spot in our rankings and easily endeared it to our testers enough to win our coveted Editors' Choice Award. This...  read more >
$125

Editors' Choice Award
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72
Foot protection - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
Saucony Peregrine 7
Saucony Peregrine 7
The Saucony Peregrine 7 was the third highest scoring shoe overall in our 2017 review, drastically improved from a year ago. While the changes made in this year's model are minimal in appearance...  read more >
$120

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Foot protection - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
Altra Superior 3.5
The ALTRA Superior 3.5 is the newest iteration of Altra's lowest profile trail running shoe. While it was only minimally updated with some improvements to upper durability and adding a new gaiter...  read more >
$110

Top Pick Award
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67
Foot protection - 3 of 10
3
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Sensitivity - 9 of 10
9
Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 4
Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 4
The Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 4 could very well have been called the "Workhorse 4" instead, as it is a fantastic everyday trainer that will provide months and months of comfortable protection for your...  read more >
$110

Best Buy Award
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66
Foot protection - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Sensitivity - 6 of 10
6
The North Face Ultra Endurance
The North Face Ultra Endurance
The North Face Ultra Endurance was among the very best shoes in our 2016 review, and remain unchanged for 2017. They feature excellent underfoot protection combined with good traction and stability...  read more >
$120

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66
Foot protection - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Sensitivity - 5 of 10
5
Vasque Constant Velocity
Vasque Constant Velocity
The Vasque Constant Velocity is a first-year traditional trail running shoe designed for the everyman and capable of handling a whole heap of mileage. With its forefoot rock plates combined with EVA...  read more >
$120

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66
Foot protection - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Sensitivity - 4 of 10
4
HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 4
The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 continues in the footsteps of its predecessors to provide superior comfort and underfoot protection while still offering the same level of midsole cushioning that...  read more >
$130

Top Pick Award
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66
Foot protection - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 3 of 10
3
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Sensitivity - 3 of 10
3
Salomon Speedcross 4
Released in 2016, the Salomon Speedcross 4 was the long-awaited update to the bestselling Speedcross 3, one of the most popular trail running shoes in the world. The model remains unchanged for...  read more >
$130

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65
Foot protection - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 3 of 10
3
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
Vazee Summit Trail v2
New Balance Vazee Summit v2
The New Balance Vazee Summit v2 is a lightweight and very sensitive shoe that somehow still manages to sport a 10mm heel-toe drop. In many ways, it reminds us of the Salomon Speedcross 4 | Salomon...  read more >
$100

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65
Foot protection - 4 of 10
4
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
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La Sportiva Helios 2.0
La Sportiva Helios 2.0
With only 4mm of heel-toe drop and a low 15mm of stack height in the forefoot, the La Sportiva Helios 2.0 are the most minimalist of the low-profile shoes that we tested. They are far and away the...  read more >
$125

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62
Foot protection - 2 of 10
2
Traction - 5 of 10
5
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Sensitivity - 10 of 10
10
Brooks Caldera
Brooks Caldera
The Brooks Caldera is a new release that is comfortable and offers an exemplary amount of foot protection. Sadly, this protection comes at a cost, as this is one of the least sensitive or stable...  read more >
$140

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Foot protection - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 3 of 10
3
Stability - 4 of 10
4
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 3 of 10
3
Altra Lone Peak 3.5
The Lone Peak 3.5 is a nicely cushioned shoe that features Altra's zero-drop platform. It has a significant 25mm of EVA foam cushioning underfoot that gives it a springy and responsive ride but...  read more >
$120

100
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59
Foot protection - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 4 of 10
4
Stability - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
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Total 13 products tested