FIND YOUR FIT ON THE TRAIL
The great thing about running is all of the different ways you can go about it. You are able to find which type of running (indoor, outdoor, trail, road, track, the list goes on) fits you best and easily tailor activity around that.
For those who want to ‘find their fit’ in trail running, this one is for you.
We share the best trail running shoes for the rugged and smooth trails of 2021.
BREAKING DOWN THE TRAIL RUNNING MYTH
Daily summits on local mountains, hitting trails to get thousands of feet of vertical gain, jumping on, off and over rocks and roots. These things are all cool, and yes are the experiences of some runners who have access and time to commit to The Trail™, however, the reality of trail running is that these experiences don’t need to be everyone’s experience nor are they a prerequisite to being considered a trail runner.
Breaking down this trail running myth is essential to entering the sport. So what is daily trail running? It’s your local trails, your local bike paths, the one-foot-long span of dirt you have in your neighborhood. It’s running up the hills in your neighborhood and conquering those local summits.
These two worlds do have one common intersection – shoes – and this is where we’ll breakdown the best trail running shoes for you.
BEST TRAIL RUNNING SHOES 2021
ALTRA LONE PEAK
Sunrise summits on rocky and uneven trails? Sign the Altra Lone Peak up. The Lone Peak is a trail runner’s dream using Altra EGO midsole for a responsive yet soft ride and a MaxTrac™ outsole to give you that grippy and secure feel on the trail.
Find your stride in the Altra Lone Peak 5 to take on any trail. Read our official review here.
HOKA CHALLENGER ATR
Road shoes, meet trail shoes. Trail shoes, meet road shoes. The HOKA Challenger ATR combines the best of both shoes to make the doorstep to trail a smooth and seamless transition. All Terrain is in the name, afterall.
This neutral trail running shoe was designed with broad, closely spaced zonal lugs so you can stay in control on the trail and still have a soft landing while on the roads.
Read our HOKA Challenger ATR review here.
Grippy, speedy, aggressive and responsive. The Saucony Peregrine trail running shoe is ideal for those who need a tackle-anything-and-everything go-to trail shoe.
The aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber make you feel secure every step on the trail as you’re flying over rocks, roots and more.
Also available in JackRabbit exclusive colors, read the rest of why we love the Saucony Peregrine here.
Is trail running your fit? Find the rest of your trail outdoor adventure gear and shop the best trail running shoes of the year on our carefully curated trail gear page.