10 Best Mountain Running Shoes

Updated on: February 2021

Best Mountain Running Shoes in 2021


Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Everglade./Sulphur Spring, 10.5 M US

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Everglade./Sulphur Spring, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running, Black/Black/Phantom, 10

Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running, Black/Black/Phantom, 10
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SHOES: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & protection, the Salomon Speedcross 5 is the ideal shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails.
  • GET ROUGH: Redesigned with deep, sharp lugs for an improved grip & a more dynamic upper for better fit & stability, the Speedcross 5 is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet & dirty terrain.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any & all terrain.
  • TIME TO PLAY: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes & gear for kids, men & women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event!
  • SINCE 1947 Salomon has used our passion for outdoor sports & innovation to create progressive gear. Our road & trail running shoes, hiking sneakers, boots, & water shoes help make any path your own.

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 11 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rubber sole
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with multi-surface traction

WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Lightweight Minimus Tennis Flat Comfort Black Size 9.5

WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Lightweight Minimus Tennis Flat Comfort Black Size 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a “more barefoot” feeling.
  • True rubber sole provides great protection while still getting the ground feedback.
  • Note, if between sizes, order next size down.

Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Black, Squash, 9 D US

Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Black, Squash, 9 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • DURABLE HIKING SHOE: The Columbia Men’s Redmond Waterproof Low Hiking Shoe is an exceptional waterproof version of the durable hiking boots that Columbia is known for. It’s sure-footed and incredibly comfortable.
  • EXCEPTIONAL HIKING SHOE FOR MEN: This imported low-top hiking shoe is made for the outdoor enthusiast or the casual hiker. It’s perfect for trips to the mountains or daily use in off-terrain environments.
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: The upper layer is a combination of suede 100% leather, mesh, and webbing. The midsole is lightweight Techlite material, while the non-marking traction rubber outsole provides superior traction.
  • CUSHIONED FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION: Columbia Techlite material is added to this waterproof hiking shoe to provide superior cushioning for impact absorption and maximum comfort while navigating aggressive terrain.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow, providing grip for every environment.

La Sportiva Men's Akyra Mountain Running Shoe, Black, 45 M EU

La Sportiva Men's Akyra Mountain Running Shoe, Black, 45 M EU
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • GO THE DISTANCE - A secure, structured shoe ideal for long-distance trail runners; Trail Rocker2 sole promotes natural "outer heel to inner toe" support so you can go farther without fatigue
  • BREATHABLE - AirMesh pairs up with an innovative TPU skeleton to allow greater airflow, reducing moisture and heat buildup
  • TOTAL CONTROL - Aggressive lugs combined with FriXion rubber and Trail Bite heel provide all-terrain traction and grip, even on wet surfaces; Impact Brake System for quick stops and downhill control
  • COMPLETE PROTECTION - FlexGuard inserts in the upper and shock absorbing MEMlex EVA and 2.4 mm LaSpEVA protect the foot and ankle; Midsole cushioning supplies added comfort
  • SPECIFICATIONS - The Akyra Mountain Running shoe has a stack height of 25 mm at the heel and 16 mm at the toe (9 mm drop); Weighs 11.35 oz (330 g)

adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R2 GTX Mens Hiking Boots, (Black on Black), Size 11

adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R2 GTX Mens Hiking Boots, (Black on Black), Size 11
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Fear no forecast
  • Go all out in all weather

Topo Athletic Women's MTN Racer Trail Running Shoe, Berry/Gold, Size 9

Topo Athletic Women's MTN Racer Trail Running Shoe, Berry/Gold, Size 9
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • PURPOSE: Best for trail running – durable and rugged features are paired with Topo's signature lightweight construction and roomy toe box for the ultimate natural running experience; Designed for ladies
  • ROOMY TOE BOX: Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably
  • LIGHTWEIGHT BREATHABLE MATERIALS: For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel
  • 5MM DROP: Topo's highest available drop allows you to access natural running with more under-heel cushioning
  • HIGH TRACTION OUTSOLE: Combines multidirectional traction, heel braking lugs, and mud/snow release design features

Merrell Men's Agility Synthesis Flex Sneaker, Orca, 12 M US

Merrell Men's Agility Synthesis Flex Sneaker, Orca, 12 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Hyperlock TPU film heel counter for security
  • EVA Footbed
  • FLEXConnect dual directional flex groove EVA midsole
  • Trail Protect pad for additional stability
  • Vegan

Nike Men's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Gridiron/Mountain Blue-Black-vast Grey, 11.5 Regular US

Nike Men's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Gridiron/Mountain Blue-Black-vast Grey, 11.5 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT: The Nike Revolution 5 men's running shoes cushion your stride with soft foam to keep you running in comfort. Minimalist design fits in just about anywhere your day takes you.
  • BREATHABLE SUPPORT: These Nike men's shoes have lightweight knit textile that wraps your foot in breathable comfort. Reinforced heel and overlays lend support and durability.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING: Soft foam midsole delivers a smooth, stable ride, making these the running shoes men need. Textured outer wall reduces the weight of the shoe.
  • DURABLE & FLEXIBLE TRACTION: These Nike shoes are made with rubber outsoles, offering durable traction on a variety of surfaces. Spacing in the tread lets your foot flex naturally.
  • MEN'S RUNNING SHOES: Lightweight knit wraps foot, foam midsole, rubber outsole, plush lining, soft sockliner.

Preventing and Treating Foot Injury During a Residential Relocation

Moving and relocating can be physically exhausting, even leading to injuries. If you sustain an injury to your foot while moving, here are some tips to overcoming foot pain.

Foot injuries are quite common when moving and often account for a significant number of foot-related healthcare treatments. From ankle sprains to bruised feet, fractured foot bones, and even breaks in the toes, families who are preparing for a move should take necessary preventative measures to protect the feet while also knowing what is best in terms of foot care after a move.

Prior to your move or relocation, be sure that you are equipped with the right foot protective gear. Wearing steel-toed boots is usually the best option and if this is not an option, simply try to be sure you are wearing shoes that will keep your feet protected. Heavy furniture pieces and pieces of furniture that are difficult to carry should be moved using equipment designed to mobilize the equipment. Plan ahead and this will protect your feet from injury as much as possible during your move to a new home.

Even with preventative measures in clothing and equipment, you may still be at risk for sustaining a foot injury while moving. Understanding this, be prepared for such injury and have the appropriate acute first aid equipment available. In fact, a first aid kit that includes ibuprofen, band aids, ice packs and even ankle braces may be ideal. When a foot injury occurs, you should seek medical attention immediately but having these first aid items close by during your move will ensure that you have the equipment to treat a foot injury more effectively.

When foot injury is sustained during a move to a new home, you will want to have a plan in place to continue the move should you be unable to do so. In particular, be sure that you are in contact with family and can obtain the right support network to finish the job should you be unable to do so. In addition, be sure your health insurance information is up to date so you can efficiently manage a foot injury in your old home location and in your new home location. Moving to a new town may result in little knowledge about where the local emergency rooms and doctors are located so know before you make the move. Sources: Journal of Podiatry Medicine, 2020: 54: p. 7.

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