Built for cross-country treks but versatile enough for speed training and technical trails, our pick for the best overall has neutral support, is super flexible yet equally supportive, has ample cushioning thanks to the Everun topsole, and will grip nearly any surface!
A tricked-out version of their fan-favorite Zante road shoe, the Gobi v2 will have you feeling light and free to explore the wild. Cushioning is on the lighter side, which makes them super flexible, responsive, and fun for running fast. Best of all, they're affordable!
Hoka's cushy shoes are the ideal ultra-distance pair, thanks to their superb impact absorption abilities. The updated ATR 4 is pretty darn lightweight (just 7.9 ounces), has uppers that are breathable yet supportive, and has a more streamlined look than some of the company's other models.
For technical trails with unfriendly, sharp surfaces, protect your feet with these all-around supportive kicks! The sole has crash pads that cushion your landing, rock shields that fend off surface hazards, and rugged outsoles that are always trail-ready.
Experienced runners love how the wide, foot-shaped toe box and zero-drop platform allow for natural mechanics, while the responsive midsole and breathable uppers keep your feet happy well past 20 miles!