Trail-specific shoes are often designed to be more durable than what you might wear for a standard run. If you’re new to off-roading, don’t let the gear (or the lack of it in your closet) stop you from heading into the forest. The best investment is a pair of trail running shoes to keep your footing stable and secure.
Here are 5 of the top reviewed trail shoes for women of 2015.
Brooks Cascadia 10
With a supportive heel cup, generous cushioning, an underfoot rock shield, multi-directional lugs and pivot points for enhanced flexibility, the Cascadia is your ticket to four-wheeling fun on two feet! $105 -120, Amazon .com
overall i rate this as a 4star shoe. its responsive, light weight & comfortable. only issue i see after 4 -8mile runs is that i cannot wear to heavy of a sock. socks make a huge difference in this shoe. also too short of an ankle sock can lead to the shoe swallowing it up. other than that, I’m very happy and will buy another pair this week to have as my backup. no sore feet or issues during first week and i logged over 20 miles in the new shoe without issues
Saucony Nomad TR
A siped tread (similar to the wet-deck gripping tread of boat shoes) enhances traction on wet rocks and runs like a dream on meandering crushed gravel and dirt paths. A one-piece upper delivers a sock-like fit and complements the nod to natural-running style and performance. $110, amazon.com
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3
Flymesh construction and the wrapped tongue cradle feet in breathable support in the latest version of this low-to-the-ground dirt slipper. As the most minimal runner in our lineup, we love it for dirt rollers or crushed gravel trails. $125, nike.com
ECCO Biom Trail
The new Biom Trail has a slim fit, reminiscent of a road shoe, with a reinforced toe and grippy, multidirectional lugs to give you confidence on tough terrain. $150, Amazon.com
Salomon Speedcross Pro
For those heading out on rocky or muddy terrain, these have the burly lugs, reinforced toe bumper and cinch-tight fi t you want to protect feet and have fun. Welded overlays give structure to the smooth-fitting upper, and a supportive heel cup holds you tight even if you are running this way and that across a scree field. $130, Amazon.com