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Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Trail Running Shoes

Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking - trail shoes have a lot of uses. Eight models go head to head here.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed for ultra distances runners, this light-but-cushioned trail shoe would be a good choice for anyone lookin...

On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear
On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2

The follow-up to the original Norvan, the Norvan LD is pitched as being both lighter and more durable. It is designed with long distance trails in mind, but does it live up to this claim? Rob Greenwood thinks it's actually better suited to short-to-middle distance...

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

They're ideal for this sort of off-road running, but less so on rough, steep or slippy hill terrain  © Dan Bailey
They're ideal for this sort of off-road running, but less so on rough, steep or slippy hill terrain  © Dan Bailey

Adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Running Shoes

Described as being 'for casual runs and long sections on pavement or trails', the Agravic Flow seeks to straddle the line...

Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Shoes

More than just a trail running shoe, the Kaptiva can cope with most of what the UK hills can throw at it, says Bridget Collier.

Boreal Saurus thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Boreal Saurus thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Boreal Saurus Running Shoe

While the Saurus is more than capable on the hills, this a trail shoe that you can also comfortably take onto more urban ground, says...

Sarah Stirling Trail Shoe Montage  © Sarah Stirling
Sarah Stirling Trail Shoe Montage  © Sarah Stirling

Comparison Review Trail Running Shoes

In this long term test three keen trail runners spent spring and summer 2013 putting five leading off-road shoes through their...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

Tech Ink / Legend Ink / Hi-Res Coral  © adidas Outdoor
Tech Ink / Legend Ink / Hi-Res Coral  © adidas Outdoor

adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes

Lace up and find your pace. Unwind from the day in the adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes. Pavement to trail and back, your feet stay cool and the transitions are seamless with a smooth roll-off and fresh energy in every stride. Foot-hugging support and...

Boreal Saurus Running Shoe

Saurus is an all new trail running shoe which excels on off-road footpaths and routes which feature a mix of hard paved surfaces and softer off-road terrain.

Ultra Raptor  © La Sportiva
Ultra Raptor  © La Sportiva

La Sportiva Mountain Running Shoe Roundup

La Sportiva's mission is to bring you the best technical footwear to explore the outdoors. For 80 years they have...

Injinji Midweight Performance Cushioned Toesocks
Injinji Midweight Performance Cushioned Toesocks

Injinji Midweight Performance Cushioned Toesocks

New Midweight Cushioned Toesocks available from Injinji now. Great for running, walking, biking, or any other sport where...

Mammut Women's Claw GTX  © Mammut
Mammut Women's Claw GTX  © Mammut

Mammut's new Claw GTX Shoe - Grips like a Gecko

Mammut, the top-end Swiss outdoor gear and footwear manufacturer, has developed the new Claw GTX, a shoe that sports a...

Mens Alpine X  © MBC
Mens Alpine X  © MBC

Scarpa Launch Alpine X Range of Approach/Trail Shoes

Scarpa have just launched their new Alpine X line. The range consists of 5 models of mens and womens cross...


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