Some of our Best Trail Shoes
We recently asked - and attempted to answer - the question: What is a trail running shoe? The clue is quite obviously in the name, but in the modern day, the humble origins of the trail shoe has transcended into streetwear environments. Now, you can read all about what a trail shoe is on the link above, but in this write-up, we wanted to run you through some of our best styles on site. We pride ourselves a bit on our outdoor-apt footwear, boasting a selection of techy silhouettes from the likes of On Running, Merrell, Nike ACG, Salomon and Hoka. Chances are, you have a pair of these popular treads already - have a browse...
Men's Trail Shoes
On Running Cloud 5 Waterproof
On Running’s Cloud 5 but with a Waterproof upgrade – trail shoes don’t really get better. Built with reflective branding, a speedy lacing system and fully recycled uppers, this outdoor-ready shoe has an eco-conscious setup. To be admired up mountains, on terraces and within the confines of concrete metropolises.
Arguably the go-to silhouette of the Gorpcore trend, the Salomon XT-6’s reach knows no bounds. Equipped with a glut of technology and a foot-hugging silhouette, this speedy, quick-lacing gem is an expert at tackling both trails and concrete. It’s also one of the most original designs that you’ll ever see – and that’s without even mentioning its array of vibrant colourways. It’s a trail classic.
Nike ACG Lowcate
Tried and tested in the Pacific Northwest, the Nike ACG Lowcate is designed for rugged trails and city running, offering a hybrid setup and a more low-profile grippy tread. Filled with all the signature ACG branding and bold sidewall Swooshing, the Nike ACG sub-label continues to conquer the outdoors with effortless style.
Merrell MQM 3 Leather GORE-TEX
You can trust Merrell to provide the proper techy offerings - the Merrell MQM 3 Leather GORE-TEX is certainly one of our favourites. This bulky shoe is crafted with a grippy Vibram sole unit, offering support for its original purpose on trails and light scrambling. Wear these in urban settings though, and take advantage of the waterproof GORE-TEX lining and EVA foam for the best support possible.
Hoka Kaha 2 High GORE-TEX
A pair that are designed to endure serious trails - the Hoka Kaha 2 High GORE-TEX. Crafted with a bulky, hardwearing Megagrip outsole, this shoe doesn't care about the terrain, you'll be getting your personal best with ease. EVA cushioning softens your landing too, while GORE-TEX defies the elements. This is a proper trail shoe, but with a head-turning style to it, they are fit for city dwelling too.
Merrell Moab Speed GORE-TEX Women's
Techy outdoor footwear with an aptness to the streets, the Moab Speed GORE-TEX is a more streamlined take on the classic trail shoe and with FloatPro midsoles, every landing is supremely cushioned. With waterproof GORE-TEX details, this trail runner is fit for mountainous running and enduring city showers.
Merrell MTL MQM Women's
The Merrell MTL MQM stands for 'Moving Quickly over Mountains', which subtly hints that this agile silhouette has you covered on the toughest trails. Boasting bright colours, techy materials and robust Vibram soles these shoes will have you gliding up mountains.
Hoka Anacapa Mid GORE-TEX Women's
The Hoka One One Anacapa Mid GORE-TEX is one of the label’s newest recruits, offering high-tech durability for your trail adventures. Designed with a waterproof GORE-TEX lining – and fitted with premium lightweight leather and techy mesh – this is a pair that is ready for the elements.
Reebok Zig Kinetica 2.5 Women's
Arguably more of a lifestyle silhouette, the Reebok Zig Kinetica 2.5 Women's showcases trail influence on classic streetwear brands. From the bulky, grippy soles to the mixed material uppers and the streamlined silhouette, Reebok always delivers. With cloud-like Floatride Fuel cushioning, soft, energy-returning landings are never out of the question.
Hoka KAHA 2 GTX Women's
One of Hoka's boldest designs; more focussed on hiking than running, the Hoka KAHA 2 GTX Women's protects you on trails from any uneven landings. Whether it's the Megagrip hi-traction, EVA foam accents or water-defying nubuck, these stylish boots are relentless in a plethora of environments. Try this creamy colourway for a more lifestyle guise.
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