We’ve tested 14 of the best off-road and trail running shoes across different tracks and surfaces to pick out the fastest, grippiest most comfortable options around.
Different shoes not only fit different feet, but also suit different tyres of terrain from hard-surfaced, smooth tracks right through to rugged, rocky and muddy surfaces. In really simple terms you’re looking for the right balance of cushioning, grip and trail feel to suit your preferences.
Destruction Tested In The Peak District
We’ve used all the shoes tested on our local trails in the Peak District taking in a variety of tracks and trails on runs ranging from 5 to 20km in all weathers.
Each of the shoes is linked to our full review with more detail and great images if you want to know more. For more buying advice see our Buyer’s Guide to Trail Running Shoes, Clothing and Equipment.
Finally you can simply scroll through the article or use the links here to jump to the particular shoe you’re interested in:
Hoka One One Mafate Speed 2 | Hoka One One Speed Instinct | Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 |
Inov-8 Trail Talon 250 | La Sportiva Mutant (coming soon) | Merrell All Out Charge |
Pearl Izumi EN Trail N3 | Salewa Lite Train | Salomon Speed Cross 4 GTX | Salomon Wings Pro 2 | Saucony Peregrine 6 | Saucony Xodus ISO | Scarpa Neutron | Scott Kinabalu Supertrac