Trail running shoes are designed to give you the best performance when you take your running adventures off the road and into the hills. They're designed to protect your feet from rough, uneven terrain and provide traction on trails. Distance, condition, and running style will dictate which type of shoe will work best for your trail running adventures. Please visit our Shoe Fitter to find the right pair for you!
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..
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..
Designed to fulfill the needs of fast-moving trail runners everywhere, the Golden Gate Kima RT shoe from SCARPA will have you feeling light on your feet as you speed through the mountain alpine. Their Foot Active Control system combines a 1mm thick carbon plate sandwiched between differing density EVAs in the midsole. This gathering of materials gives high protection as well as all..
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..
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..
The S/Lab Pulsar 2 SG shoe from Salomon isn't so much reimagined as much as it is, well, better. Yup, they miraculously improved upon an already impossibly lightweight, fast-paced shoe. The "Soft Ground" label doesn't limit these shoes to loamy single track or mud bogs, the 5mm deep lugs are built for technical terrain as well. The Mud Contagrip® outsole is made to give maximum gri..
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..
Cushion is a key component of correctly categorizing current-day clogs. Just another way of saying that certain features define shoes as landing in a particular category. High cushion means distance shoe. Lightweight means race shoe. How about a highly cushioned, lightweight shoe with great trail feel? If that’s your jam, then Altra’s Mont Blanc shoe is sure to please. Boasting a 3..
You just signed up for your first ultra, didn't you? Once you're over the thought of, "oh no, what have I done?" it's time to start thinking about gear. First up - shoes! The Salomon Pulsar Trail 2 Pro shoe is a great place to begin. The highly cushioned midsole is made of EVA and Olefin [OBC], neither of which material we know down to the molecular level, but it definitely keeps u..
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 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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..
We're all in a constant struggle to find the perfect footwear to balance x,y, and z, which is why we're singing the praises of La Sportiva's Jackal II BOA shoe! This shoe is featured-filled and may truly be the only shoe you'll need - seriously. Built for distance, there is plenty of cushion without having a crazy high stack height. To increase stability the midsole is armed with I..
Tomir is Norwegian for training. Well, that's a guess. Kilian Jornet is Spanish for, "how the, what the, why the?" Kilian trains more than a little bit and in those epic adventures amongst the fjords and high peaks he finds himself with a set of NNormal's Tomir shoes on his feet. A more durable option for higher mileage, the Tomir is an exquisite example of a true mountain running ..
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..
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 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..
The movie "Shrek" premiered in 2001 as a fun satire littered with pop culture references, filtered through the lens of a standoffish ogre. "Shrek II" retained the same core cast while improving the animation and plot sophistication on the way to becoming the highest-grossing animated film of the 2000s. Similarly, the second-generation Ultra 100 is still a shoe for the cushion-consc..
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 ..
SCARPA is pushing the needle when it comes to sustainable and high-performing shoes starting with their Spin Planet shoe. The upper is made from 100% recycled materials and features their Exo construction that beautifully wraps the midfoot with its internal support matrix design. So you can see more of the environment you are doing your part to protect, the high cushion EVA midsole..
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 ..
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..
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..
USPS employees aren’t the only ones who can’t be stopped by inclement weather. For the absolute nut job runners out there, La Sportiva’s Cyklon Cross GTX shoe was made just for you. Don’t let snow slow you down or end your season, these highly weather resistant pieces of footwear combine a GORE-TEX membrane with a water repellent, two-way stretch gaiter to deflect snow, mud, water ..
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..