Trail running shoes are specifically built to give you the best of both traction and efficiency when running on trail, or anywhere that does not involve pavement. Different conditions and running styles will dictate which type of shoe is best fitted to your style of adventuring. Please visit our Shoe Fitter to find the right pair for you!
If you have the podium in your sights and need a shoe to get you there, the Salomon S/Lab Pulsar is the perfect companion for your way to the top. Working with Kilian Jornet, Salomon set out to make a ludicrously light shoe that could still handle the demands of the trail. And when one of the fastest trail runners teams up with a legendary shoe brand and their crew of brainiac engi..
When Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier in the marathon, he was aided by a v-formation of pacesetters, sublime weather, and one hell of a fancy shoe that was so effective they were nearly banned from international competition. Not to be outdone, Salomon developed the S/Lab Pulsar SG as a performance-enhancing trail race shoe with their own superathlete, Kilian Jornet, and th..
Ricky Bobby once said, “If you’re not first, you’re last.” Although he was talking about NASCAR racing, we like to imagine that if he kept the attitude but swapped a car for shoes, he’d grab a pair of Dynafit's Alpine DNAs. Afterall, these things are meant to move quick! Of all the things that can slow you down on a run, these shoes won't be one of them. They’re super lightweight w..
Searching for a casual, high-cushion shoe made for putzing along mellow trails? Well, keep looking because this ain’t it. The Dynafit Sky DNA is a rowdy, no holds barred, vert crushing, uncompromising, featherweight technical shoe designed for racing athletes who want every advantage possible from their footwear. Don’t be surprised to see this shoe crossing skyrunning finish lines ..
Welcome to the future! The La Sportiva Cyklon feels like a glimpse into the crystal ball of skyrunning shoes. A brain child collaboration between La Sportiva and BOA, the Cyklon is an impressive end result that provides everything you need for skyraces and off road running. It balances precision, stability, and on-trail feel. By incorporating a BOA into their Dynamic Cage closure s..
Try it on once and this shoe will meld with your foot to create a superhuman traction device. Ok, maybe you won't become a Cyborg, but Salomon's S/Lab Cross shoe does feel like an extension of your body thanks to a remarkable performance fit. The built-in gaiter wraps snuggly around the ankle to keep out rocks, dirt, and debris. Similarly, the sock liner style upper is made of Matr..
When you think skyrunning shoes, the Supertrac RC 2 is what should come to mind. The original version was already the go-to classic in the ridge-traversing, rock-scrambling, steep-sprinting technical running world but SCOTT tweaked the outsole and uppers for even higher performance in challenging terrain. The innovative Radial Traction outsole positions the ground-biting lugs in a ..
The Dynafit Alpine shoe is designed for the type of runner that has a hard time picking their favorite type of trail. The Alpine’s versatile, all rounder capabilities provide a buffet style approach to trail running which means there’s no need to pick a shoe designed for just one entree. Feast on packed trails, rocky paths, loose scree, steep singletrack, and whatever else the moun..
As runners, we do our best not to hold a grudge against any particular season. Yeah, I'm talking about you winter. Dynafit's Sky Pro trail running shoe can take the winter blues away and let you enjoy running year-round. The waterproof Dynashell gaiter design keeps your feet dry while holding out unwanted snow. The extra beefy Vibram outsole has some serious lugs to hold traction i..
Most at home when you’re covered in mud, surrounded by scree, and eager for more miles, the Salomon Cross/Pro provides maximum traction in “fun” conditions, aka sloppy and technical. The deep, sharp lugs of the Contagrip TA outsole keep you upright when other shoes would feel like stepping on a banana peel. While the grip is impressive, what really makes the Cross/Pro stand out is ..
In terms of shoes, the "quiver of one" concept is not necessarily a focus. However, Mammut really nailed this idea with the Sertig II Low shoe. Designed for everything from a stroll through town to a technical trek and scramble with a side of running, this shoe exudes versatility. A well-built heel and multiple density EVA midsole will help to absorb whatever the trail has to offer..
Don’t put off your run just because of a little bit (or a lot) of mud! Dynafit's Feline SL thrives on those soft and muddy trails - whether spring snowmelt is underway, a rainstorm just unleashed its fury, or your local running spots are perpetually soft. Featuring Pomoca’s Gliding Path tread pattern, the fan-favorite Feline now ups its game by facilitating a better roll-through of..
Do your feet yearn for rough mountain trails that demand focus and precision? Do your dream runs have seemingly endless obstacles? Well if so, you are on the right track here. La Sportiva has worked tirelessly to re-engineer the latest iteration of their beloved Bushido to be a downright tactical and protective piece of footwear. This burly mountain running shoe inspires confidence..
The Mutant Shoe is a true mutation bred from a smattering of breakthrough technologies deep within La Sportiva’s R&D lab. All of this tweaking and experimentation has led to the creation of a highly durable, long-distance, mountain running shoe. A shoe so versatile that you may think your feet have been surgically replaced with an unholy laboratory abomination of mountain goat ..
Like a Swiss Army Knife for your feet, the SCOTT Supertrac 2.0 is capable of handling just about every task you throw at it. From soft dirt to craggy mountain peaks, this quiver-of-one shoe is happy no matter where you take it. The All-Terrain Traction does just what it says - provides outstanding grip on all-mountain surfaces. Mesh uppers breathe well and prevent sweaty swamp foot..
We’re fairly certain that Mammut’s designers were sitting at their Swiss headquarters dreaming of big days running in rugged alpine terrain when they came up with the Aegility Pro Mid Shoe. Why else would they create such a versatile, lightweight, comfortable shoe that’s capable of tackling everything above treeline? This shoe thrives when the steep dirt trail runs out and in betwe..
We all have hurdles in life to clear. As trail runners sometimes those hurdles are literal mountains. If you're lining up a whole bunch of hurdles throw on some Akyra's from La Sportiva and get hoppin'! The Akyra is built for rugged mountain running with an outsole that is just as stable as it is aggressive. The tight lug pattern conforms to any terrain including the rockiest scree..
Do you even trail run in winter?! Well now you can so no more excuses, the La Sportiva Blizzard GTX can handle tough conditions when you find yourself running in a winter wonderland. Like its name suggests, the Blizzard GTX shines its brightest in inclement weather. From ice to slush, fluffy cover to frozen chunder, this running shoe means business. The outsole utilizes La Sportiva..
You can never have too much of a good thing right? Well, deriving inspiration from the trendy Ultra 100 shoe, Dynafit was able to leave in all the good stuff the masses love about the Ultra 100, yet make an even more balanced shoe with the Dynafit Ultra 50. By dialing back the stack height just a smidge, Dynafit added a phenomenal amount of trail feel and responsiveness. More aggre..
What do the words sloppy, painful, and insecure have to do with the Salomon ULTRA GLIDE? Absolutely nothing. Normally known for their technical trail shoes, Salomon set their sights on creating the ultimate long-distance shoe by emphasizing the antonyms to those irrelevant adjectives (see: fit, comfort, and grip.) Oh, and lightweight too. Can’t forget that one. So with the odds sta..
Ultrarunners need a shoe that is committed to the long haul - ample cushion, durability, protection, and support - all without weighing you down. Thankfully, the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 has got your back, err, feet. The trademark of any ultra shoe is lots of cushion but unfortunately, sometimes that means energy-sapping squish. Not here. EnergyCell+ is a durable high-rebound midsole ..
The Dynafit Ultra 100 shoe is built for runners with high expectations. That is, high miles, high cushion, high comfort, and high versatility. There’s no way around it - a century run involves a lot of constant abuse so you’re going to need as much cushion and support as you can get without it ruining your stride. The Dynafit engineers worked their magic to create the ultimate ultr..
Scarpa has been in the business of making trail-romping, peak-bagging, snow-schussing, cliff-scaling footwear for decades now, so naturally these folks know a thing or two about what it takes to keep your feet happy in the hills. The Scarpa Spin Ultra is no exception. Built with long days in mind, this high-cushioned shoe will be your faithful companion while you rack up countless ..
The Jackal from La Sportiva is the epitome of a long-distance running shoe by meeting the exacting demands of ultra runners. After all, when you spend that many hours on trail, you’ve got plenty of time to ponder your dream shoe. High on the wish list for any endurance athlete is effective cushioning and the Jackal delivers with an innovative midsole that combines compressed EVA wi..
The Akasha is back! Loved by many runners for its legendary comfort and do-it-all attitude, La Sportiva took it off the menu for a few seasons but brought it back better than ever with increased durability, protection, and breathability. The La Sportiva Akasha II is even more eager to chew up miles reliably and comfortably. The midsole’s lightweight dual-injection Memlex EVA minimi..
You might think that because it has the word “ultra” in it, SCOTT just slapped some extra cushion on a regular running shoe and called it good. Lucky for us, SCOTT doesn’t roll like that and they really focused on the needs of ultra runners when making the Supertrac Ultra RC. As a result, this shoe is dialed in more ways than one so that when you’re out there all day (and night), y..
We like to make sure people are in the correct shoe so from time to time we have demo shoes available. This means you can get a deal on a pair of slightly used shoes. We offer a 30-day warranty on manufacturing defects for all items listed here. Items can be returned within 10 days unused if you discover they won't work for you. See the descriptions below for details on specific it..
This isn’t the shoe for going slow or merrily plodding along. No, the Dynafit Sky DNA shoe is made for going fast, racking up vert, and sprinting to the finish line! Designed with sky racing and other speedy events in mind, the Sky DNA is correspondingly lightweight and precise. The open mesh breathable uppers hold the midfoot for a snug fit while giving the toe box a little more r..
When a legendary footwear maker brainstorms with the inventor of industry-changing lacing technology, it’s perfectly acceptable to expect radical results. And radical is what we got with the La Sportiva Cyklon. It is a trail running race shoe that enables competitors to literally dial in a perfect fit using the integrated BOA system. But don’t worry about wonky lacing in certain sp..
The Dynafit Alpine women's shoe is so versatile we thought about just stocking this one shoe at SkyRun. Ultimately, we decided that wouldn’t make for a good business plan, but the sentiment still stands. Equally at home on a multitude of trail types and conditions, the Alpine is a safe bet when you’re exploring new spots and aren’t sure what to expect. Even if you do know what to e..
When crafting the ideal Skyrunning shoe, the folks at SCOTT made a tick list of mandatory attributes that would allow it to excel in the most challenging of alpine conditions. After checking all the boxes and then some, out came the Supertrac RC 2. Unparalleled grip on various surfaces? Check. Sophisticated uppers for performance and comfort? Yep. Plenty of cushion while maintainin..
Dynafit’s DNA line of products is for the fast folks who have racing in every fiber of their being. So it comes as no surprise that the Alpine DNA women's shoe is ultra-lightweight and made to move quickly through technical, challenging mountain terrain. Thankfully though, you don’t have to be wearing a race day number to enjoy their blazing fast capabilities. Vibram lugs on the ou..
Bushido is the name of a moral code of conduct for Japanese Samurais. We’re not sure what that has to do with La Sportiva’s Bushido II shoe, unless, of course, the Samurais were trail runners that appreciated responsive, durable and protective shoes. If that’s the case, they’re not alone. They’ve been immensely popular with the skyrunning crowd for those exact reasons. Somehow thou..
Do you find yourself asking for too much out of one shoe? "I want a burly, rock-scrambling, do-it-all, lightweight shoe with rocket boosters.” Well, the La Sportiva Mutant delivers on all of those things (minus the rocket boosters). The Mutant has been a staple in the mountain running community ever since it was first released in 2015. It's been put through the paces and always see..
Floats like a running shoe, grips like a hiking boot--Mammut seems to have taken inspiration from Muhammed Ali in their design of the Mammut Sertig II Low shoe. Designed for performance trekking, running, and everything in between, this shoe combines a breathable Air-Mesh upper with a cushy midsole and medium lugs to keep you comfortable on the trail. A high stack height stabilizes..
The Supertrac 2.0 shoes work for all types of trail running environments. That’s why you’ve probably seen them on wet, muddy trails, and climbing steep scree, and powering over alpine trails. Oh, and you’ve probably seen them standing on a summit or two. You get the idea, these shoes are as versatile! SCOTT’s All-Terrain Traction ensures that you’re getting solid placement no matte..
If Flanders were to ever find himself cruising down a scree field he may exclaim, "darn-dindly-arned rocks in my shoes." It's more likely you will be out there on scree so avoid the same situation with Mammut's Aegility Pro Mid shoe. The sock like upper fits close above your ankle to keep rocks, mud and general debris out of your way for a more enjoyable day in the mountains. Built..
When racking up miles in the mountains, cushioning is essential for keeping fatigue to a minimum. As the name suggests, the Dynafit Ultra 50 women's shoe provides cushion and comfort as the miles fly by. Borrowing great features from its longer distance cousin the Dynafit Ultra 100 women's shoe, the Dynafit Ultra 50 has lowered the stack height for an even more versatile shoe. The ..
You’re really going to have to put these shoes through the wringer before they flinch. Until then, the Scarpa Spin Ultra shoes will continue to shrug off rough terrain, annoying rocks, pointy sticks, and any trail debris that would deter other shoes. After all, they’re built with the philosophy that no distance is too far. First and foremost, the high-cushioned soles provide effort..
If the only certainty of your run is that it’s going to be lots of miles and questionable terrain, then the Ultra 100 wants to come along. This comfy shoe is eager to log lots of miles without having to consider what it’s stepping on. Dry, wet, rocky, loose - the Ultra 100 simply doesn’t care. Maximum cushion minimizes trail abuse over rough terrain and the Pomoca outsole has been ..
When running long distances on trail, it’s a good idea to have a Jackal amount of cushion for your feet. Think about how many times per mile you step on rocks, roots, pebbles, sticks, and other hard uneven surfaces. Now multiply that number by a few dozen and you’re going to begin to understand why La Sportiva designed the Jackal this way. However, adding cushion with reckless aban..
If you’re one of those crazies that “enjoy” ultra running, please be at least sane enough to have the SCOTT Supertrac Ultra RC on your feet! They’ve been carefully designed and calibrated to keep you going when every other part of you is screaming to give up. The most obvious differentiator is the increased stack height that minimizes the repetitive abuse from trail running. Howeve..
Perfect protection from Ultimate Direction comes in the form of the FK Gaiters. Ok, nothing is perfect, but it did rhyme, and it gets to the point that these gaiters are really awesome. The adjustable Hypalon strap under your shoe gets you a more secure fit to deter any garbage from encroaching on your foots comfy zone. Simply move up or down the ladder system to dial in the fit fo..
Black Diamond may have the best gaiters outside the state of Florida with the Distance Gaiters. I'm not sure if that's a football or basketball reference, what I do know is that trail running can get downright sloppy sometimes and you just want to keep truckin' without stopping to pull rocks or mud out of your shoes. These handy helpers have a secure hook and loop closure and aweso..
SIDAS doesn't want anything to get in your way when you're out on the trail, including your insoles! With their 3Feet Run Sense insoles they have created a low profile insert that is tailored to your arch height and natural stride. No overcorrecting, SIDAS just wants to support your natural gait to avoid pain and fatigue whenever you adventure. Each model has specific patterns of E..
The Superfeet Carbon Insole is the thinnest and lightest of Superfeet's footbed lineup. Thin enough to not jeopardize the performance fit of snug-fitting race shoes, yet still provides support for your arch and stability for your heel. Of course, a sprinkling of cushioning is thrown in for good measure. Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial materials help keep the insoles fresh and dr..
The Superfeet Blue Insole is their middle-of-the-road footbed that offers support for medium height arches and greater heel stability. By supporting your arch, the insole holds your foot in a more natural position, which alleviates soreness and shifting within the shoe. This is especially appreciated on longer runs. The Blue Insole takes up a bit more volume than the thinner Carbon..
The Superfeet Green Insole is for feet with high arches and volume that need underfoot support. Without support underneath, the arch may "collapse." This results in straining your underfoot and splaying out the toes and metatarsals which ultimately changes the shape of your foot inside the shoe. Aside from being uncomfortable and maybe even painful, an arch that is not well support..