The Best Trail Running Shoes for Ultra-Distance Races

The Best Trail Running Shoes for Ultra-Distance Races

The Best Trail Running Shoes for Ultra-Distance Races

Written By: SportsShoes

Running an ultra-distance trail race for the first time and unsure which shoes to wear?

We take a look at the best shoe models, all specifically designed to tackle technical off-road terrain and ultra-distances.

*PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE NOT LISTED IN RANK ORDER*

-

  1. Nike ZoomX Zegama Trail
  2. HOKA Tecton X
  3. Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3
  4. ASICS TRABUCO MAX
  5. adidas Terrex Agravic Pro
  6. Saucony Xodus Ultra
  7. inov-8 TRAILFLY Ultra G 300 Max (Limited Edition)
  8. The North Face Flight VECTIV® Elvira (Limited Edition)
  9. Altra Mont Blanc

-

1. Nike ZoomX Zegama Trail

Navigate the up and downs of uncompromising terrain with the Nike ZoomX Zegama Trail. Developed with greater grip and stability, it helps reduce fatigue and shields you from jarring, abrupt impact, so that you can keep climbing and reach greater personal heights when the going gets grimy and gritty.

Check out our detailed shoe review here

nike-zoomx-zegama-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL NIKE ZOOM X ZEGAMA TRAIL RUNNING SHOES NOW

-

2. HOKA Tecton X

Built for speed, with a Profly X midsole bolstered by a Vibram Megagrip Litebase outsole, the Tecton X is HOKA's first trail shoe to incorporate dynamically propulsive, dual parallel carbon fibre plates.

Check out our detailed shoe review here

hoka-tecton-x-carbon-trail

SHOP HOKA TECTON X CARBON TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE 

-

3. Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3

Popular with and tested by some of the best ultra-runners, the Salomon S/LAB ULTRA 3 is designed for long-distance performance and comfort. The lighter construction combines a more resistant, breathable mesh upper with cushioning for maximum bounce.

salomon-slab-ultra-3-trail-running-shoes

SHOP SALOMON S/LAB ULTRA 3 TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

4. ASICS TRABUCO MAX

The ASICS TRABUCO MAX Trail Running Shoes provide advanced comfort and cushioning for runners that are out on the trail for hours at a time.

asics-trabuco-max-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL ASICS TRABUCO MAX TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

5. adidas Terrex Agravic Pro

The more rocky and rugged the terrain, the more you need these adidas Terrex Agravic Pro trail running shoes on your feet. They offer 360-degrees of protection, from the full-length rock plate and debris collar to the abrasion-resistant overlays that hold up to scrapes and scuffs. Feel the freedom to push faster and test your limits thanks to plush LIGHTSTRIKE cushioning that absorbs impact over long runs. The Continental Rubber outsole offers extraordinary grip.

adidas-terrex-agravic-pro-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC PRO TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

6. Saucony Xodus Ultra

The Saucony Xodus Ultra was built for the most demanding of trail endeavours, designed to go the distance from top to bottom. It's roomier and comfier with a brand new 6mm last and built with mountain-ready grip and protection from heel to toe. Big on support and light on weight, nothing can hold you back from taking on all the miles that lie ahead.

saucony-xodus-ultra-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL SAUCONY XODUS ULTRA TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

7. inov-8 TRAILFLY Ultra G 300 Max (Limited Edition)

Introducing the Mont Blanc limited edition of the inov-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX, the world’s only running shoe to utilise both Graphene-enhanced foam and rubber.
Inspired by Europe’s most famous mountain and its trails, the ultra running shoe features the height of Mont Blanc (4810m) on its midsole and footbed.
It also has contour lines - influenced by mapping from The Alps region - across its upper.

Check out our detailed shoe review here

inov8-trailfly-ultra-g-300-max-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX TRAIL RUNNING SHOES

-

8. The North Face Flight VECTIV® Elvira (Limited Edition)

Combining a revolutionary 3D carbon fibre footplate, midsole rocker geometry, and SurfaceCTRL grip, The North Face Flight VECTIV® is designed to maximise energy return to give you explosive results on the trails.

Spanish artist and all-round nature lover, Fernando Elvira, has created a unique print for the latest The North Face VECTIV® trail running collection. Each symbol represents a thought, a moment in time along the trail, inside the mind of an ultra runner: the peaks and valleys, highs and lows, dead-ends and new beginnings.

Check out our detailed shoe review here

the-north-face-flight-vectiv-elvira-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALL THE NORTH FACE FLIGHT VECTIV TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

9. Altra Mont Blanc

The Altra Mont Blanc are an ultimate long-distance trail running shoe inspired by the highest mountain in the Alps. This trail cruise has been designed with an Altra EGO MAX midsole foam, a Vibram LiteBase outsole and strategically placed materials for the best performance.

altra-mont-blanc-trail-running-shoes

SHOP ALTRA MONT BLANC TRAIL RUNNING SHOES HERE

-

Find out more about off-road running by visiting our trail running hub and make sure you've got all the running kit you need for your next adventure.

Related post: The Best Trail Running Shoes 2022 | The Trail Hub | SportsShoes.com







PayPal Direct

Please wait while we authorise your payment.

Loading

PayPal Direct

Please wait...

Loading

PayPal Direct

Sorry, there was an error with PayPal, please try again later or alternatively use another payment method.

Loading...