The fresh crop of Fall ’20 trail running styles are engineered to tackle the toughest terrain (and the pavement on the way) with protective features that don’t sacrifice comfort under and around the foot.
Skechers / GOrun Speed TRL Hyper (photo above)
This new trail shoe from Skechers is built for speed. The GOrun Speed TRL Hyper features the brand’s highly responsive Hyper Burst cushioning, a durable Goodyear rubber traction outsole, and an injected nylon forefoot plate which provides impact protection and increased torsional stability. It is also designed to promote energy return. MSRP $135.
Saucony / Canyon TR
Offering a smooth ride from road to trail and back again, the Canyon TR is a crossover style with dirt-friendly traction that still rides smooth on the road. It has low-profile lugs, PWRRUN cushioning for soft responsiveness and an engineered mesh upper reinforced with a thin, flexible 3D-printed film for protection and durability. MSRP $120.
Altra / Superior 4.5
Designed to be an adventurous, trail-ready speedseeker, the Superior 4.5 is both lightweight and loaded with a MaxTrac sticky rubber outsole. This update has a sleeker, rounded heel and an improved upper that’s more locked in and durable than its predecessor. It also boasts improved breathability and drainage. MSRP $110.
361 / TAROKO 2
This hybrid trail running shoe from 361 Degrees combines style and performance and is designed for on- and off-road adventures. The shoe has a sturdy mesh upper and features 361’s MORPHIT Heel Lock, a pull-cord heel design that keeps the rearfoot secure. It also has a durable rubber outsole with articulated flex zones in the forefoot for better grip off-road and a rubber heel crash pad for durability and shock dispersion. MSRP $120.
Salomon / Wildcross
Building on the brand’s popular Cross collection, the new Wildcross offers enhanced stability and a precise fit with new Dreamtex technology. An anatomical fit and a new lug geometry make it a fit for traversing any trail with speed and style. Dreamtex TPU mesh wings offer a secure, precise foot hold and a higher-volume toebox allows for comfort across a variety of foot shapes. MSRP $130
Brooks / Cascadia 15
For runners who want to feel protected while trail running, the Cascadia 15 offers soft, stable cushioning on any terrain. It has a new engineered monoloop mesh upper that combines with 3D Fit Print to increase breathability and improve drainage. The shoe features Brooks’ Pivot Post System for stability and a Ballistic Rock Shield for protection. MSRP $130.