Our Favorite Trail Running Shoes

Hiking or trail running can be a great way to enjoy nature while working towards fitness goals. When selecting the perfect pair of trail shoes, it's important to consider both the traction and the stability. Softer shoes with a higher priority on comfort are preferable for longer runs on less technical trails, but stiff midsoles are needed for difficult terrain. Here you can check out a few Six Minute Mile staff recommendations.

Saucony Peregrine 8

This shoe won the list for a thick, efficient midsole, great traction, and a durable base.

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Brooks Caldera 3

This shoe has a comfortable cushioned upper, great for more casual runs.

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Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4

This shoe is lightweight, well-cushioned, and has a comfortable upper that fits well.

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La Sportiva Bushido II

This shoe excels in traction and responsiveness for rugged terrain and is lightly cushioned.

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Altra Superior 4

This shoe is lightweight but has great traction, responsive feel, and good protection.

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Solomon Speedcross 5

This shoe has excellent traction in soft conditions and a narrow, high-performance fit.

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Hoka One One Speedgoat 3

This shoe is light but well cushioned, and provides great traction for technical trails.

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S/Lab Sense Ultra

This shoe was designed for ultrarunners with maximal stability and performance.

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Why do we do product recommendations at Six Minute Mile?

At Six Minute Mile, our staff likes sharing some of their favorite products. Sometimes we get paid if you actually buy one of these items -- usually about enough to buy a small coffee and a cruller at Dunks. Mostly, we just like sharing stuff we’ve tried and liked. Or stuff that’s such a good bargain that you can’t not like it.

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