Top 10 Trail Running Shoes
for April 2021

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Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 Men's Trail Running / Hiking Shoe, Grape Leaf/Peat/Shadow, 12 D (M)

Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 Men's Trail Running / Hiking Shoe

Grape Leaf/Peat/Shadow, 12 D (M)

by Salomon
What We like

Iconic fit: now 20G lighter, The shoe features a seamed upper and thinner, softer materials for the perfect balance between comfort and protection

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Product Features

  • All-terrain grip: The durable Contagrip outsole gives you extra grip, so you can ignore the wet and concentrate on the trail ahead
  • Cushioned stability: The new geometry of the 3D chassis provides just the right amount of cushioning and stability for a more secure ride

Cushioned stability: the new geometry of the 3d chassis provides just the right amount of cushioning and stability for a more secure ride All-terrain grip: the durable contagrip outsole gives you extra grip, so you can ignore the wet and concentrate on the trail ahead

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9.7
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ALTRA Men's AL0A4PE5 Lone Peak 4.5 Trail Running Shoe, Carbon Blue - 10 M US

ALTRA Men's AL0A4PE5 Lone Peak 4.5 Trail Running Shoe, Carbon Blue

10 M US

by Altra Footwear
What We like

Upper: Durable Quick-Dry Air Mesh

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Product Features

  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Weight: 10.5 oz / 298 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Midsole: Dual Layer EVA / A-Bound with StoneGuard
  • Outsole: MaxTrac Rubber with TrailClaw

Outsole: maxtrac rubber with trailclaw Cushion: moderate Insole: 5 mm contour footbed Weight: 10.5 oz / 298 g Midsole: dual layer eva / a-bound with stoneguard Stack height: 25 mm

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9.2
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New Balance Men's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Silver, 9.5 M US

New Balance Men's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe

Black/Silver, 9.5 M US

by New Balance
What We like

Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor

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Product Features

  • Antimicrobial treatment to reduce odor
  • Acteva midsole
  • 4 mm drop - due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate

Antimicrobial treatment to reduce odor Acteva midsole 4 mm drop - due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate

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9.1
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New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Magnet, 12 XW US

New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe

Black/Magnet, 12 XW US

by New Balance
What We like

NB Ultra Soft Comfort Insert

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Product Features

  • ACTEVA Midsole
  • Toe Protect
  • AT TREAD Outsole
  • ABZORB Heel

At tread outsole Toe protect Abzorb heel Acteva midsole

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8.9
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ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Gray/Silver/Magenta, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe

Frost Gray/Gray/Silver/Magenta, 9 M US

by ASICS
What We like

Trail-specific outsole with multi-surface traction

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Product Features

  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Rubber sole

Rubber sole Gel cushioning system Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays

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8.9
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New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Crag Trail V1 Running Shoe, Marblehead/Black, 8.5 M US

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Crag Trail V1 Running Shoe

Marblehead/Black, 8.5 M US

by New Balance
What We like

At TREAD outsole: made for any terrain, these trail running shoes feature a durable rubber outsole with at TREAD, which provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities. This technology helps to stabilize your run

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Product Features

  • Lens Color: Marblehead Black/Team Royal
  • Bootie Construction: featuring a unique slip-on design with laces and a bootie construction, these cushioned running shoes let you customize your fit. Hugging your foot in all the right places, they provide a feeling that's snug and secure
  • Closure Type: Lace Up
  • Fresh Foam midsole: these running shoes are built with fresh Foam midsole cushioning, precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride. One single piece of foam provides a plush feeling at every step
  • 8mm drop: these running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

Fresh foam midsole: these running shoes are built with fresh foam midsole cushioning, precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride. one single piece of foam provides a plush feeling at every step Closure type: lace up Ultimate off-road shoe: make off-road running a smoother ride. the New Balance fresh foam crag trail running shoe boasts data-driven technology and trail-specific features that bring speed and traction to any route Bootie construction: featuring a unique slip-on design with laces and a bootie construction, these cushioned running shoes let you customize your fit. hugging your foot in all the right places, they provide a feeling that's snug and secure Lens color: marblehead black/team royal 8mm drop: these running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

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8.8
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New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe, Gunmetal/Navy, 13 M US

New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe

Gunmetal/Navy, 13 M US

by New Balance
What We like

Trail Running Shoe

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Product Features

  • Synthetic

Synthetic

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8
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New Balance Men's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe, Eclipse/Vintage Indigo, 10.5 XW US

New Balance Men's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe

Eclipse/Vintage Indigo, 10.5 XW US

by New Balance
What We like

Modern Kicks for Kids: Turn heads with the fresh, modern silhouette of these fun and functional kids shoes. The stylish design pops on the playground or in the classroom with kid-friendly features

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Product Features

  • Seamless and Secure: Built to keep up with growing feet, these comfortable kids running shoes feature an Ultra Heel design that hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit
  • 360-Degree Comfort: These Fresh Foam Roav kids performance shoes are designed with a secure bootie upper construction that comfortably hugs kids feet as they move through their busy days
  • Go Off-Road in Comfort: The New Balance 410v6 is a cushioned running shoe that's made for the trails, offering comfort and support to get you through hikes, trail runs and other outdoor adventures
  • Fast on Their Feet: With stylish uppers with breathable mesh and durable synthetic materials, these cushioned running shoes for kids offer lightweight comfort and support that wont slow kids down

360-degree comfort: these fresh foam roav kids performance shoes are designed with a secure bootie upper construction that comfortably hugs kids feet as they move through their busy days Seamless and secure: built to keep up with growing feet, these comfortable kids running shoes feature an ultra heel design that hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit Go off-road in comfort: the New Balance 410v6 is a cushioned running shoe that's made for the trails, offering comfort and support to get you through hikes, trail runs and other outdoor adventures Fast on their feet: with stylish uppers with breathable mesh and durable synthetic materials, these cushioned running shoes for kids offer lightweight comfort and support that wont slow kids down

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New Balance Women's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe, Vintage Indigo/White Peach/White Agave, 8 W US

New Balance Women's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe

Vintage Indigo/White Peach/White Agave, 8 W US

by New Balance
What We like

Lightweight Leather: Designed with daily wear in mind, this leather walking shoe features breathable mesh materials to help keep feet cool and comfortable

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Product Features

  • Go Off-Road in Comfort: The New Balance 410v6 is a cushioned running shoe that's made for the trails, offering comfort and support to get you through hikes, trail runs and other outdoor adventures
  • Cushioned Support: These comfortable walking shoes feature a soft lining and cushioned insoles underfoot for the support you need to enjoy your active lifestyle
  • Your Everyday Shoe: Enjoy the comfort, style and durability of a casual walking shoe with a versatile and sporty silhouette that easily complements your everyday wear
  • Cover More Ground: These New Balance walking shoes are crafted with durable rubber outsoles to help provide all-day comfort and support on a variety of surfaces

Cushioned support: these comfortable walking shoes feature a soft lining and cushioned insoles underfoot for the support you need to enjoy your active lifestyle Cover more ground: these New Balance walking shoes are crafted with durable rubber outsoles to help provide all-day comfort and support on a variety of surfaces Your everyday shoe: enjoy the comfort, style and durability of a casual walking shoe with a versatile and sporty silhouette that easily complements your everyday wear Go off-road in comfort: the New Balance 410v6 is a cushioned running shoe that's made for the trails, offering comfort and support to get you through hikes, trail runs and other outdoor adventures

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8
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New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe, Castlerock/Black, 10.5 XW US

New Balance Men's 510 V4 Trail Running Shoe

Castlerock/Black, 10.5 XW US

by New Balance
What We like

NB Ultra Soft Comfort Insert

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Product Features

  • AT TREAD Outsole
  • ABZORB Heel
  • Toe Protect
  • ACTEVA Midsole

Abzorb heel Acteva midsole Toe protect At tread outsole

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