Trail Running Shoes
Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4
$190 Like all the Hoka One One shoes, there’s lots of support and cushioning built into the trail-oriented Stinson ATR 4, all in shoe that weighs just 266 g. Hoka shoes are a favourite for those who have knee issues, and the Stinson ATR 4 will continue that trend. This version of the Stinson is wider than years past, providing lots of room in the toe box, making it a nice option for really long efforts. There are a number of lugs in the durable outsole so you’ll have lots of traction no matter what the terrain. This aggressive-looking shoe lives up to its looks on tough trails.
$160 The all-terrain Santiago is designed to get you through run efforts of pretty much any distance over roads or trails. Weighing in at 320 g, there’s a 9 mm drop so you’ll find it easy to roll onto your toes for quicker efforts. There’s a breathable air mesh upper that, along with the Fitz-Rite midfoot with its TPU overlay, keeps your foot nice and secure as you work your way over rocks, logs and whatever else your trail adventures might put in your way. The rugged, tire-like outsole pattern provides lots of traction, and you get outstanding cushioning from the qu!kfoam in the midsole.
New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin GTX
$150 Whether you’re on the road or deep in the trails, the Fresh Foam Kaymin GTX will provide lots of protection and cushioning in a 296 g package. The comfortable upper has a protected toe area that helps protect your feet on rougher terrain, while the Gore-Tex material keeps water out while still allowing your feet to breath. The Fresh Foam midsole provides lots of cushioning while the AT Tread used on the durable rubber outsole is specially designed to give you lots of traction both on the roads and trails.
Asics GT-2000 6 Trail
$170 A trail version of Asics’ iconic GT-2000 road shoe, this versatile shoe will get you through virtually any run effort whether you’re on the roads or trails. The FlyteFoam and FluidRide midsole provides lots of lightweight cushioning and “bounce back,” and you get added cushioning from the gel technology in both the fore- and rearfoot. The specially designed DuoMax support system provides a quick-feeling ride in this 315 g shoe, so you’ll be able to keep your feet moving quickly as you scamper through your favourite trails.—KM