Tough, ankle-protecting boots that can carry a load.
Low profile shoes that can take a beating.
Go light and fast with these trail running models.
Find the perfect kicks for going fast and far.
High-performance trail shoes that look good on the street.
Climb, hike, or run with snow-ready shoes.
Low-cut hiking boots with plenty of support.
Winter trail runners that stick
Ultralight, cold-weather speed hikers
A perfect balance between traditional and barefoot running shoes.
A barefoot runner made for trails.
Trail runners that are ultracushioned...and unique to look at.
A trail runner that's light but stable
A perfect lightweight hiker for people with a wide forefoot
Hit the trail running with these lightweight, all-terrain shoes.
Go fast or go far–it all starts with your footwear.
The shoe has less width in the heel and ball and more curve in the arch compared to men’s hikers.
Fast and light and luxe: Get running-shoe comfort and hiking-boot stability.
From snowshoeing boots to winter trail runners and electric boots - we found the best cold-weather footwear for every activity.
Trail runners with spikes embedded in the sole.
Get light yet supportive shoes that stand up to the worst boot-chewing terrain–and satisfied our crew of Grand Canyon rangers and guides.
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A low-cut hiker for all your daily adventures.
If light and fast is your hiking/trail running motto, these are your kicks.
From fit to grip, this year's shoes do everything better.
This shoe excels when 'trail' is a generous description.
This barely there trail runner has the perfect blend of breathability, support, and durability.
Incredible traction, light weight, and zero break-in
Comfortable low-cut trail runners that offer support and performance.
These trail runners have exceptional shock absorption and a Gore-Tex liner to keep feet dry
BACKPACKER testers have endured numerous blisters over the years finding the best boots on the shelves.
Warm up with 7 picks for every winter pursuit.
These runners have such good traction, you'll love running in the snow.
Have the best protection in any weather with these all-season runners.
This all-purpose boot provides great support and warmth.
Ski socks that protect shins from boot bang.
Multi-season socks with tons of cush.
Bargain socks that are warm and resilient.
Perfect fit and great performance
Get in your best hiking shape with trail running. It strengthens the right muscles, builds cardio fitness, and can be done all year–better yet, it hardly costs a dime.
Good trail feel, and protection, in these trail runners.
Whether you need a trail runner or a burly mountaineering boot, here's the best of the year.
Squash stinky feet.
Revitalize the soles of your hiking boots and climbing shoes.
Minimalist gaiters to keep out dirt and debris
A stable lightweight trail shoe for trail running or light backpacking trips
A sweet trail runner with maximum traction and cushion
Crampons that won't weigh you down
A souped-up trail runner.
Whether you're mountaineering, snowshoeing, hiking, or trail running we've tested the winter boot/shoe models you'll want.
Built for nasty winter conditions, this midweight winter running shoe keeps your feet warm and well supported.
Genuinely breathable winter running shoe, great for long slushy runs.
This light, breathable and water resistant trail runner is great for technical terrain and many miles.
Traveling trail runners will be all over this The North Face shoe.
This midcut hiker is great for wet conditions.
This fast and light boot weighs in at 1 lb. 11 oz.
If you're hiking rugged terrain, this $100 boot is for you.
This boot earned our best all-around mark, and fits a wide range of foot shapes as well.
Tent leak like a sieve? Boots stink like a compost pile? Don't worry. Class is now in session. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this in your one-stop, do-it-all user's guide.
The Outdry treatment and ultralight weight mean this hiking shoe will go wherever you do.
For lightweight versatility, lace up this low-cut and supportive shoe.
Run and hike through any terrain thanks to the sticky outsole of this shoe.
These trail runners are the perfect mix of waterproof and breathable.
If you want the perfect pair of trail runners, look no further than the Gel-Trabuco's.
Save weight, your feet, and money with these three pieces of ultralight gear
Vibram continues to expand on its successful mission of reaching a younger, broader audience with work for innovators in the trail running field.
Become a better hiker. Build speed, endurance, and strength all through heart-rate training.
This low-cut's shallow tread grips well through it all
Enough support and comfort to carry a big load for 56 miles in four days--that is, if you're up to it
Be cool in fastpacking's finest footwear
Just ask our Northwest editor how these boots hold up and he'll tell you a little bit about the 13-mile, 6,000-foot-elevation trail he covered. Easy as instant-pudding pie.
This shoe fits the fastpacker interested in traveling long distances on hot days.
Pillows underfoot might be softer, but they won't last like these cushy shoes.
Not a speed demon? These traditionalists are great for light hiking.
Ventilation and traction are a nice combo, but stability doesn't match the best.
Even big guys with wide feet will feel agile with these supportive shoes.
One of the lightest shoes in the test scores big with trail runners.
Let others wilt in the heat; your feet are air-cooled by these ventilated runners.
Ready, set, go. You'll literally run down the trail with these featherweight kicks.
These shoes can handle any terrain.
Hike on the trail then run on the road with these versatile shoes.
Snow-covered trails are no match for this shoe
If a short trip is your plan, grab these boots and go.
Not the best for long days and heavy loads, but great for fastpacking.
Become geckolike the minute you slide into these shoes.
Boots ideal for summer fast-packing