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Trail Running Shoes

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!

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No, these are not road shoes meant to traverse the iconic bridge of San Francisco. SCARPA's Golden Gate Kima RT shoe is a feature-filled mountain hog ready to take off at full throttle. Bring all your energy and feel confident you will get some return from the 1mm carbon plate sandwiched in between 2 different density Active EVA compounds. The Foot Active Control system creates sta..
$218.95 $164.21
The less you have to think about on race day, the better. When toeing the line with the Dynafit Alpine DNA 2, you'll only have the miles ahead to think about, which is quite a bit on its own. The shocking good looks will likely earn you a thumbs up or three, and even though you shouldn't wear these out to a fancy dinner, you'll look great if you do. The efficient double-speed lacin..
$189.95 $142.46
With 2200 meters of climbing in a short 31km, Sierre-Zinal is one of the most anticipated trail races of the season and runs over five 4000m peaks in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The namesake of the HOKA Zinal 2 requires a fast shoe that excels in technical terrain. For quicker mountain runs, the stack height has been reduced for better turnover, and the lugs have increased in leng..
We don't know how to properly pronounce "Kjerag" either, we just know it stands for one of the fastest-feeling shoes on the planet. When super-human Kilian Jornet set out to create NNormal's Kjerag race shoe, we knew it was going to be epic. Everything in this guy's life is about going fast, we can only assume he has racked up plenty of speeding tickets all over Europe. An obsessio..
Super shoes are finally making their way onto podiums of the biggest ultra marathons in the US and beyond. The Terrex Agravic Speed Ultra is no exception. With its quick turnover, it was the perfect choice for the fast course of Western States and ultimately joined Tom Evans on his win in 2023. Engineers at Terrex designed the upper to hug your midfoot, making for a super secure fi..
While Jim Walmsley was integrating into the French countryside to win UTMB, Hoka was engineering a shoe that would help him accomplish the task. The Hoka Tecton X 3 was designed after the prototype Mr Walmsley wore to become the first American male to win this 100-mile race. Sticking with the propulsive parallel carbon plates underfoot, Hoka has added winglets that provide addition..
Since the release of the Mont Blanc and then the Mont Blanc BOA, one would be hard-pressed not to see either of these elegant beauties toeing the line at any ultra-running event. It was only natural that the engineers built on that reputation with the Altra Mont Blanc Carbon. The Carbon uses Altra's Standard FootShape™, which accommodates a wide range of feet. The Vibram® Megagrip ..
Deep in their research labs, the wizards at Dynafit brooded over how to conjure up the best race-ready, ultra-distance slaying machine out of the capable Ultra 100, and the Dynafit Ultra DNA was born. Adding Litebase to Vibram's durable Megagrip outsole takes precious grams off the overall weight but sacrifices none of the sure grip. Dynafit's energetic Speed+ midsole, signature he..
$219.95 $164.96
Did you know that the Pulsar SG 2 is just one of a family of shoes from Salomon? The Pulsar Trail 2 Pro may be a touch huskier, but that burliness comes with a host of benefits. The high cushion midsole is made of a foam that combines EVA, Olefin [OBC], and some fairy dust to make for a surprising springy feel that doesn't seem to waiver, even on long days. This concept is called E..
$159.95 $119.95
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..
$184.95 $138.71
Having a high-stack shoe for long miles is great but leans toward being a one-trick pony. Having a versatile shoe in the quiver is a game changer. Dynafit's Alpine Pro 2 is at home on techie trails and desert rock and great for speed workouts. It also excels at scrambling with the Megagrip outsole's fantastic traction. Compared with the Dynafit Alpine, the "Pro 2" variation offers ..
$189.95 $142.46
The Ribelle® line of running shoes borrows tech from SCARPA's mountaineering boots, lightens it up, and streamlines it for serious mountain running. The Kalibra HT is the most recent addition to that line, whose only limitation is where you're willing to go and how far. This shoe is just at home on miles of single-track as a climb of the Grand and will hold up to daily abuse high i..
$198.95 $149.21
Your next adventure has several miles of trail with a few pitches of 4th-class rock on the menu and some extensive ridge scrambling; you may question what shoe to bring. Question no more, as the Dynafit Traverse is at home on most mountain surfaces. It is equally capable of traversing steep rock and covering moderate distances on single track without compromise. One part approach s..
$159.95 $119.96
Bushido translates to "warrior way". If your inner warrior's way is over rough trails and ridgelines, the newly updated Bushido III from La Sportiva will take you to whatever place you dare. With new features such as increased breathability, a restyled outsole, and recycled materials throughout, La Sportiva has upped the ante on one of the staples of mountain running. Fortunately, ..
$144.95 $108.71
At last! The beloved Bushido is no longer limited to those with narrow feet. The La Sportiva Bushido III Wide offers the same form, functionality, and features to runners with feet that the standard model squishes. The Bushido II has been accoladed for its traction, protection, precision fit, and scrambling performance, which is unchanged in the Bushido III Wide. Ideal for technica..
$144.95 $108.71
Need a pair of shoes that can keep up with the young mountain athlete in your family? La Sportiva has you covered with their Bushido II Jr. shoe. These passionate Italians tried to capture the best of the perennial powerhouse that is the Bushido II, in a smaller package. Sporting a cushioned midsole, durable and grippy outsole with lugs wrapping the midsole, and a mesh upper with a..
$84.95 $63.71
What started it all has been reborn; let's give another warm welcome to the Altra Lone Peak 8. Featuring Altras OrginalFoot™ shape fit, your feet will thank you for the spacious toebox, mile after mile. Built for muddy and rocky trails alike, the burly MaxTrac outsole offers excellent purchase when it counts. A re-engineered upper provides top-notch durability and dependability, co..
With the reliability of a 2005 Toyota Tacoma and the resilience of a multi-generational street mutt, the Mammut Sertig TR is built for nearly anything and everything. The ample rebound from the responsive EVA midsole and foam-lined heel collar provides comfort and wills your feet to keep moving when the going gets rough. Mammut equipped the Sertig TR with their Speed Lace system fo..
$148.95 $111.71
Why ruin a good thing? And the Salomon Speedcross is a very, very good thing. Staying true to the roots of its predecessors, the Salomon Speedcross 6 is a machine engineered to power through terrain that would have lesser shoes slipping and sliding. Compared to the Speedcross 5, the 6 has a new upper that is lighter and more breathable and a revamped outsole for even more traction ..
$144.95 $108.71
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 ..
$164.95 From $123.71
Jim is going on a run in unknown terrain with the only beta being "anywhere between thirty and forty-five miles and 7-11k of gain"; what shoe should he choose? The HOKA Mafate Speed 4 satisfies the requirements for adventures as ludicrous as this. Jim would want a midsole with sufficient cushioning and responsiveness for long runs and an outsole that inspires confidence on unknown ..
Some things get better with love and subtle enhancements, like hang-drying broken-in blue jeans or continuing to season a well-loved cast iron skillet. With regular but minor tweaks since 2018, the Altra Timp 5 is one of those things. This model has been gifted with the addition of Vibram's Megagrip rubber, known for its excellent traction in wet or dry conditions, and it could be ..
In 1928, La Sportiva began by producing quality wooden clogs and boots for the Fiemme and Fassa Valleys farmers. Fast forward more than 95 years, and they continue to innovate by introducing the La Sportiva Prodigio. With an emphasis on high performance, the Prodigio is built for longer distances when comfort and protection matter most. The XFLOW™ Nitrogen-infused Supercritical EVA..
$154.95 $116.21
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..
$174.95 $131.21
When Kilian Jornet announced his new brand, NNormal (No Normal), there was much anticipation to see if one of the fastest people in the world could deliver on his promise of lightweight and long-lasting shoes. Despite these very ambitious goals, the Kjerag and original Tomir have exceeded every expectation and challenged what a "normal" trail shoe can be capable of. Even with the o..
The Swiss know a few things about watches, chocolate, and cheese. But, with over half of Europe's 4000m peaks tucked inside their borders, they also know mountains. Mammut's Aenergy TR Boa Mid was made to take on that rugged terrain. Your next jaunt may not be to the Alps, but you can rest easy knowing that's just what these shoes were made for. With an eye for detail, Mammut has i..
$198.95 $149.21
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 V2 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 midso..
High alpine running requires a shoe that won’t let you down and can outperform the demands of the terrain. With this in mind, La Sportiva created the Jackal II Boa - a comfortable, well-cushioned shoe that can take to the mountains with confidence. Built for distance, this iteration of the Jackal features Infinitoo cushion technology. In short, this means less energy expenditure wi..
$184.95 $138.71
If you don't notice a number of these shoes at any given ultra race, you may be looking up. The HOKA Speedgoat 5 and its previous 4 iterations continue to set trends in ultra-marathon technology and have an overwhelming presence at long-distance events. Over the years, HOKA has managed to consistently lower the weight and increase the cushion making this a workhorse for technical t..
Is more always better? In the case of Altra's Mont Blanc BOA shoe, the answer is, "Yes!" Two BOAs mean twice as much security and a very precise fit. But don't let the high-tech knobs distract you from everything else this shoe has to offer. Using Altra's well-known Balanced Cushion to create zero drop from heel to toe, this platform will help you run more comfortably with a more n..
Dynafit's Ultra 100 has been one of their most popular all-around shoes for folks who wanted a bit more cushion. The shoe's versatile performance remains, but various elements have been reworked in this edition. This reimagining of the Ultra 100 has a recast midsole EVA foam that gives a fantastic ground feel. The outsole--featuring Vibram's signature sticky rubber lugs--is aggress..
$169.95 $127.46
Tearing your shoes off immediately following a run because of sore and banged-up feet is too common. A maximally protective and cushioned mountain running shoe, the Dynafit Ultra Pro 2 is made to shield your feet and provide comfort for long hours on trails. Built to complement the beloved Ultra 100, the enhanced Ultra Pro 2 is made to enjoy your runs and finish them smiling. Vibra..
$189.95 $142.46
If you prefer to calculate your outings in scrambles, ridgelines, crushing vert, and number of scree fields crossed instead of mileage and time, Salomon decided to make the S/Lab Genesis shoe just for you. Built for the toughest days in the craziest terrain, the Genesis is built around the concept of high durability and high protection from the elements you, for some reason, decide..
Who wants to walk on clouds when you can run on trails? How about a combination of the two? Altra's Olympus 5 trail running shoe boasts a stack height of 33mm to bring you all sorts of comfort and cushion with each stride. Built on Altra’s Original FootShape design there is plenty of room in the toe box with this being their widest platform offered. This cushy cruiser does have a h..
$169.95 $127.45
Being both feathery on your feet with a low impact on the beautiful blue sphere that we call home, the Spin Planet is a responsible companion optimized for middle to long distances. Being generously cushioned with a 45% recycled EVA midsole, the Spin Planet is built to remain comfortable while out on the trail, which your feet will surely be happy about. The Presa outsole features ..
$158.95 $119.21
There are many reasons someone may need a high-stack shoe, but the experience often has downsides. HOKA's Stinson 7 addresses these issues using space-age materials and precise design. The feel of that soft midsole is achieved with a high stack height which can make things unsteady. Fortunately, the H-frame™ technology under the midfoot adds structure, stabilizing your stride. Also..
WP stands for waterproof, LC stands for low cut, Tomir stands for an excellent shoe from an even more excellent brand. NNormal knows that not every trail is dry, smooth, and dream-like. Rain is a thing, rocks are a thing, and uneven terrain is definitely a thing in the trail running world. Stay dry, debris-free, and well centered in the Tomir WP-LC. Built on the platform of the NNo..
Tomir WP - MC is not the name of an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, it's the name of one cool shoe from NNormal. Built on the platform of NNormal's Tomir shoe, this mid-height runner is a taller, but not better-looking version of the Tomir WP - LC. If your day looks like mud with a chance of scree this shoe will be knocking at your closet door to come along with you. It can only be a..
“Snowy trail, take me up, to a peak, where I belong.” I can hear everyone singing along as they skip their way up or down their favorite snow-covered trail in their Cyklon Cross GTX shoes from La Sportiva. Based on the popular Cyklon shoe it was decided that a high gaiter and waterproof properties were the next logical step in creating a juggernaut of a winter shoe. The integrated ..
$244.95 $183.71
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..
$244.95 $183.71
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 ..
$179.95 $99.95
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 ..
$169.95 $109.95
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..
$169.95 $89.95
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..
$179.95 $109.95
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..
$179.95 $119.95
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..
$149.95 From $69.95
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..
$129.95 $79.95
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..
$154.95 $104.95

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