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Best trail running shoes for 2020

Mirror logo Mirror 28/09/2020 Brijiena Lovelace

Like with most things in life, if you're going to do something it's worth having the right tools to get you to your goals. If you're into running, the right pair of shoes is an essential piece of kit.

Trail running is a good form of exercise and a way to de-stress. However, having ill-fitting or ill-equipped for the job shoes could actually end up doing more harm than good.

At a glance, favourites for 2020 include Asics' Gel Fujitrabuco 7 Trail Running Shoes and Saucony's Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoes.

We've rounded up a list of some top options for men and women to consider now.

 

Best trail running shoes for 2020

1. Torotto Barefoot Unisex Trail Running Shoes

a pair of shoes: Torotto Barefoot Unisex Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Torotto Barefoot Unisex Trail Running Shoes

These lightweight, super flexible and robust barefoot shoes are a good choice if you're on a budget.

The trainers boast a drawstring and toggle fastening instead of conventional laces help to give you the snug fit you need.

Price: £32.99, Amazon - buy here now      

2. Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 7 Trail Running Shoes

a close up of a colorful background: Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 7 Trail Running Shoes © Sport shoes Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 7 Trail Running Shoes

If long distance is your thing, you'll need a durable pair of shoes that will keep you comfortable throughout your activities.

The hoes feature FlyteFoam Lyte in the midsole which is up to 55% lighter than industry standard, there's also a rear foot gel cushioning system to keep your heels protected upon impact.

Price: £74.99, Sport Shoes - buy here now

3. Women's Columbia Montrail F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

a close up of a footwear: Women's Columbia Montrail F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe © Columbia sportswear Women's Columbia Montrail F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

Whether it's for long walks or you're doing high intensity running, take it all in your stride with these running shoes from Columbia.


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A power-mesh sock fit ensures a comfortable fit and a secondary lace cage forms unparalleled fit and support for you throughout your run.

Price: From: £66, Columbia Sportswear - buy here now    

4. Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running

Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running © Amazon Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running

Add a pop of colour to your run, and stay super comfortable whilst doing so.

The shoes feature an aggressive grip, perfect for off road running in bad weather conditions. There's a precise foothold and added protection against impact for your feet.

Price: From: £96.32, Amazon - buy here now    

5. adidas Men's Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoe

a close up of some shoes: adidas Men's Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoe © Amazon adidas Men's Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoe

If you're more into hiking and off road walking, these shoes from adidas are a great solution. They feature a waterproof gore-tex membrane which will keep your feet dry and comfortable even in wet weather conditions.

There's also a responsive shock absorption to protect your soles from impact, as well as super reliable grip to keep you safe on trails.

Price: From: £57.07, Amazon - buy here now  

6. Saucony Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoes AW20

a close up of a footwear: Saucony Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoes AW20 © Sport shoes Saucony Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoes AW20

Saucony's Peregrine 10 are durable enough to see you on your journeys for now and beyond, thanks to being completely abrasion resistant.

They feature moisture management to wick away sweat and moisture after activity, as well as a mesh upper to keep everything well ventilated.

FormFit technology ensures a supportive and natural fit that will keep your running comfortably for longer.

Price: £114.99, Sport Shoes - buy here now

7. New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Women's Trail Running Shoes SS20

a pair of sneakers: New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Women's Trail Running Shoes SS20 © Sport shoes New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Women's Trail Running Shoes SS20

Stylish, comfortable and perfect for your next trail run.

HypoSkin technology in these New Balance shoes adapt to the shape of your foot for fully flexible and optimal movement.

We love the toe protect system that ensures your feet are kept safe even on the worst trail conditions. If you are on unstable grounds, vibram rubber soles increases the underfoot traction to keep you on your feet.

Price: £112.49, Sport Shoes - buy here now

 

Complete your running arsenal with all of the correct gear, check out the best Nike running shoes for all activities in 2020.

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