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Women's Trail-Running Shoes

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    HOKAChallenger 7 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $145.00
    608 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular, Wide
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    AltraLone Peak 8 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $140.00
    78 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    0 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular, Wide
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    HOKASpeedgoat 5 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $155.00
    907 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular, Wide
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    SalomonSense Ride 5 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $69.83 - $140.00
    87 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8.3 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors
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    OnCloudsurfer Trail Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $160.00
    14 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    7 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors

    SalomonSpeedcross 6 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $140.00 - $145.00
    224 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    10 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular, Wide
    Colors
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    SalomonThundercross Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $140.00
    37 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors

    AltraTimp 5 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $155.00
    125 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    0 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors
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    La SportivaBushido II Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $99.93
    Save 35%
    compared to  $155.00
    353 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Minimal
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors
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    MerrellAgility Peak 5 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $140.00
    43 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    MerrellAgility Peak 4 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $104.73
    Save 25%
    compared to  $140.00
    84 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    BrooksCascadia 17 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $170.00
    33 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Features:
    Waterproof

    OnCloudventure Peak 3 Undyed Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $111.93
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    compared to  $160.00
    3 reviews with an average rating of 2.7 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Minimal
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    SalomonGlide Max TR Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $118.73
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    compared to  $160.00
    4 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    La SportivaJackal II GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $135.93
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    compared to  $195.00
    14 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    7 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Features:
    Waterproof
    Colors

    HOKAChallenger 7 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $160.00
    690 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Features:
    Waterproof
    Colors

    The North FaceAltamesa 500 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $155.00
    4 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors

    OnCloudsurfer Trail Waterproof Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $180.00
    4 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Features:
    Waterproof

    MerrellAntora 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $89.73
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    compared to  $120.00
    407 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8.5 mm
    Cushioning:
    Minimal
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    AltraLone Peak 7 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $104.73
    Save 30%
    compared to  $150.00
    196 reviews with an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    0 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    SalomonGenesis Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $150.00
    10 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors

    MerrellTrail Glove 7 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $120.00
    111 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    0 mm
    Cushioning:
    Barefoot
    Footwear Width:
    Regular

    La SportivaJackal Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $84.73
    Save 45%
    compared to  $155.00
    48 reviews with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    7 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    REI Co-opSwiftland MT Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $38.83
    Save 70%
    compared to  $130.00
    111 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    8 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    HOKATorrent 3 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $130.00
    99 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    5 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    HOKAStinson 7 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $170.00
    189 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    5 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    AltraOutroad 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $104.93
    Save 25%
    compared to  $140.00
    39 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    0 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular

    AtreyuBase Trail Trail-Running Shoes

    $56.83
    Save 50%
    compared to  $115.00
    18 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Moderate
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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    New BalanceFresh Foam X More Trail v3 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $160.00
    102 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    4 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
    Colors

    BrooksCaldera 7 Trail-Running Shoes - Women's

    $150.00
    39 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars
    Heel to Toe Drop:
    6 mm
    Cushioning:
    Maximum
    Footwear Width:
    Regular
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Related Expert Advice articles

How Women's Trail Runners Differ from Women's Road Runners

Though the activities are similar, trail-running shoes offer three attributes road-running shoes don't need to have:

  • Grip on rugged terrain: Soles that provide traction on dirt, mud and gravel.
  • Foot protection: Features that shield feet from rock and root impacts.
  • Stability: Construction that minimizes foot rotation.

Types of Women's Trail-Running Shoes

Running on a manicured dirt path differs from thrashing along a root- and boulder-studded tract. The following shoe categories reflect increasing levels of traction, durability, foot protection and stability:

  • Light trail
  • Rugged trail
  • Off trail

Cushioning in Women's Trail-Running Shoes

Terms (barefoot, minimal, moderate and maximum) are the same for trail and road shoes, so consider matching cushioning level in any road runners you might already own. Unsure where to begin? Look first at trail runners with moderate cushioning.

Heel-to-Toe Drop in Women's Trail-Running Shoes

The difference between sole thickness at the heel and at the forefoot ranges from 0mm to 12mm or more. Switching to a shoe with a significantly different drop than you are used to can upset the mechanics of your stride. If you own road runners or other athletic shoes and know their drop, then look for a similar drop in trail runners. Alternatively, you can start by looking at trail runners with a drop spec nearer to the middle (5-8mm) of this range.

Fit in Women's Trail-Running Shoes

Getting an in-person fit at a specialty store like REI is your best bet. (You can also get advice on heel-to-toe drop and shoe cushioning.) When shopping online, use the size of your road runners, especially if it's the same shoe brand. Another option is to select trail runners a half size up from your casual shoes. Well-fitting shoes will have the following characteristics:

  • A heel cup that's snug enough so your heel won't slide up and down or side to side
  • A midsection that's snug, but not constricting
  • A toe box that gives the front of the foot and toes room to wiggle
  • A length that leaves a thumbnail width between the front of your toes and the front of the shoe

For more fit guidance and buying advice, read our full article: How to Choose Trail-Running Shoes.

REI carries top brands for women's trail running shoes, including Salomon, HOKA, Brooks, Altra and more!