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Score Product Price Our Take
79
$180
Editors' Choice Award
The highest performing trail running shoe that also comes with the highest price tag.
75
$150
Top Pick Award
A zero drop shoe that is designed for the rigors of ultra distance running and won’t break down after a few weeks of training.
75
$140
A precise fitting shoe that translates well into high performance, as long as your feet aren’t too wide.
75
$120
Best Buy Award
A sensitive shoe with amazing traction and lacking an exorbitant price tag.
73
$149
Comfortable, stable, and bomber, the ultimate recipe for long distance success.
72
$125
The best choice you can make if traction durability is a critical concern.
72
$130
Top Pick Award
The first choice if off-trail running is your happy place.
71
$130
Top Pick Award
The best crossover shoe is as comfortable on mellow trails as it is on pavement.
70
$130
One of the best low drop shoes for tackling all sorts of terrain.
70
$135
A great racing and short distance trail shoe that likely doesn’t protect well enough for longer ultras…
70
$130
The anti-Hoka: minimal cushioning and a very sensitive ride.
69
$110
A vast improvement over previous versions of this shoe.
67
$110
One of the best values due to its long lasting design and lower price tag.
66
$130
Top Pick Award
The best maximally cushioned shoe trail or crossover shoe available on the market today.
66
$120
Offers a comfortable fit and sensitive ride.
66
$110
A low-riding shoe that will keep you in touch with what you are running on.
65
$100
Best Buy Award
A barefoot-minded shoe with added cushioning and a low price tag.
65
$110
A very aggressively lugged shoe for traction on mud and snow that is comfortable and affordable.
65
$140
A rugged long distance shoe that is designed to diminish wear on the body.
65
$170
Hoka’s top of the line trail running shoe that comes at a top if the line price, with few advantages over other models.
64
$130
A shoe lacking the innovative design or high end performance we expect from a top dollar offering.
61
$100
A far more affordable alternative for maximal underfoot cushioning that feels a lot different than Hokas.
56
$110
A promising zero drop shoe that needs refinement to be more comfortable.
55
$100
A fast and fun shoe that is light on underfoot protection.
55
$160
The poorly designed upper fits terribly and makes this a shoe that we don’t enjoy running in or even wearing.