Get into nature and off the beaten track with these trail shoes designed to withstand mud, rocks, roots and all.

best trail shoes Men's Fitness UK

MF BEST BUY:
Salomon Supercross GTX
£120, salomon.com

These are light enough to move at speed, but with aggressive grip and a foot-hugging SensiFit design for tackling any trail with comfort and confidence.
Comfort: 5/5
Durability: 4.5/5
Traction: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

best trail shoes Men's Fitness UK

MF RECOMMENDED:
Merrel Nova
£100, merrel.com/uk

The Nova combines road shoe specifics (comfort and cushioning) with a tough trail exterior, making it the perfect entry-level off-road runner.
Comfort: 5/5
Durability: 4/5
Traction: 3/5
Overall: 4/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

INOV-8 TRAILROC G 280
£140, inov-8.com

Featuring a graphene-enhanced rubber outsole, the TRAILROC G 280 delivers outstanding grip over hard and rocky terrain. With increased protection both underfoot and around the toes, as well as added comfort and cushioning, this shoe offers the ultimate package for those running all distances over technical, hard-packed trails.
Comfort: 4/5
Durability: 4/5
Traction: 5/5
Overall: 4/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 7
£115, asics.com

Light enough to be worn for laps of the park, but equipped with a rock protection plate for tougher trails, despite its ‘serious runner’ aesthetics this is a versatile all-rounder of a shoe that’s as comfy as it is dependable.
Comfort: 4/5
Durability: 4/5
Traction: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

On Cloudventure Waterproof
£150, on-running.com

Swiss brand On is better known for its uniquely cushioned road shoes, but with the Cloudventure it has taken its revolutionary ‘cloud’ outsole and applied it to a lightweight trail shoe perfect for moving quickly over tricky terrain.
Comfort: 4/5
Durability: 4/5
Traction: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5

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best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

Saucony Peregrine ISO
£110, saucony.com

Saucony’s plush ISOFIT construction allows your foot to roll with whatever punches the trail throws at you, while the PWRFOAM midsole and PWRTRAC outsole ensure both impact-softening cushioning and a decent amount of grip.
Comfort: 4/5
Durability: 3/5
Traction: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

Columbia Montrail F.K.T.™ II UTMB
£140, columbia.com

A convoluted name belies the simplicity of a shoe that does the basics well: nicely cushioned, fairly flexible and – as you would expect from a shoe named after a 106-mile mountain race – grippy as anything.
Comfort: 3/5
Durability: 4/5
Traction: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin Trail v2
£70, newbalance.co.uk

Blessed with typical New Balance good looks, this is the shoe for you if you’re tackling trail and road on the same run. Underfoot, Fresh Foam provides a cushioned ride, and the outsole combines lug designs for off and on the road.
Comfort: 4/5
Durability: 3/5
Traction: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5

best men's trail running shoes Men's Fitness UK

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail
£114.95, runnersneed.com

An iconic trainer trades tarmac for trail, but maintains all the lightness and cushioning of the traditional Pegasus model. One for more moderate off-road routes where comfort and style can take precedent over more serious specifics.
Comfort: 5/5
Durability: 3/5
Traction: 3/5
Overall: 4/5