Your Trail Shoe Recommendations

We asked our readers to send us their favorite trail shoes. These are the results.

by American Trails Staff

The Altra Lone Peak

Features a newly revamped mesh with the 4-point GaiterTrap to keep dirt, dust, and debris out. Revamped outsole with multi-directional lugs and decoupled TrailClaws, and enhanced breathability.

Find the men's version here, and the women's version here.

Vasque Breeze Waterproof Breathable Hiking Boot

A lightweight waterproof shoe featuring Vibram Mega grip for sure footing across varying surfaces. Also features cutting-edge technology, saving 25% in outsole weight. All-day breathability.

Find the men's version here, and the women's version here.

La Sportiva Spire GTX Hiking Shoe

Versatile and waterproof trail shoe that breathes well and supports lighter loads, with a durable abrasion-resistant mesh upper. Nano Cell 2.0 Technology provides structure to the shoe and works with Gore-Tex® Surround™ aeration channels within the footbed and midsole. STB control system integrates Gore-Tex® Surround™ ventilation outlets to create an incredibly stable and breathable environment. 5mm Ortholite insole offers superior cushioning, support, and comfort.

Find the men's version here, and the women's version here.

ASICS GT-2000 7

Improved fit, breathability and durability. Provides maximum support for those who roll inward on their feet when hitting the ground. Minimize overall impact on your body.

Find the men's version here, and the women's version here.

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V5 Trail Running

Vibram Mega grip outsole helps to ensure traction and durability for trail runners with a need for detail, style and long-distance performance. The perfect mix of durability and function.

Find the men's version here, and the women's version here.

Shoes for Water Trails

Best Value - Mishansha Water Shoes

  • Quick Dry
  • Fashionable Design
  • Anti-Slip Rubber Sole
  • Breathable & Lightweight

Find them here.

Aleader Women's Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes

Explore Ready! Go to see the places that aren’t in the guide books, get beautifully lost, and never let anyone’s previous experience dampen yours before it's begun. Walk your own walk. Vegan, cozy, stylish premium water shoes for outdoor-minded people. We believe life is enriched through adventure, travel, and community. Hydrophobic Engineered Mesh Upper offers quick drying breathability. Rubber pods strategically placed in high wear areas for additional traction.

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Crocs Men's Swiftwater Mesh Wave

The swiftwater Wave, one of crocs’ most active, water-friendly styles to date, is now available with stretchy mesh uppers. Siped outsoles channel water away and improve traction, and large ports offer maximum breathability and drainage. Ride the Wave. The river. The water park. Anywhere you like to make a splash.

Find them here.

Published August 19, 2020