10 Best Trail Running Shoes Wet Rock

Updated on: July 2021

Best Trail Running Shoes Wet Rock in 2021


Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running, Black/Black/Phantom, 11

Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running, Black/Black/Phantom, 11
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 11 M US

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Lace-up hiking shoe with branding details featuring breathable mesh and durable synthetic upper
  • Omni-Fit lacing system
  • Mesh lining with odor-preventing M Select FRESH technologies
  • Cushioned and protective UniFly midsole
  • TC5+ Vibram outsole with 5 mm lug depth

La Sportiva Women's Bushido II Trail Running Shoes, Slate/Aqua, 39.5

La Sportiva Women's Bushido II Trail Running Shoes, Slate/Aqua, 39.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • MOUNTAIN RUNNING, REDEFINED - For those looking for the perfect combination of responsiveness, stability and comfort with bomber protection and superb traction, the Bushido II has all that and more. They offer enhanced cushioning while also providing the user with a neutral, stable, lightweight, sticky and aggressive outsole
  • AWARD-WINNING & UPGRADED - Designed for unbeatable performance on technical terrain, the Bushido II earned the Editor's Choice award from Trail Runner magazine; Updated tongue and heel for better comfort and fit
  • SMALL TWEAKS FOR BIG GAINS - Updated tongue and heel is ergonomic, padded, highly-breathable and will stay in place with gusseted construction; Outsole lugs wrap the midsole to provide added traction and enhanced stability on off-camber terrain
  • NO PRESSURE - Slip-on construction wraps your foot like a sock without compressing or exerting pressure points
  • GET A GRIP - FriXion XT V-Groove2 outsoles incorporate dual-compound rubber that delivers superb grip on any type of terrain, dry or wet; La Sportiva's famous Impact Brake System gives you 20% more traction with 20% less impact

ALEADER Minimalist Shoes for Women Barefoot Trail Running Shoes Five Fingers Dark Gray/Aqua 7.5 M US Women

ALEADER Minimalist Shoes for Women Barefoot Trail Running Shoes Five Fingers Dark Gray/Aqua 7.5 M US Women
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • SIZE GUIDE: For comfortable, please choose one size Bigger
  • Five-toe box design running shoes help you feel like you're barefoot for lightweight comfort.Mesh and TPU upper provides lasting flexibility and breathable
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit
  • Machine washable. Air dry away from sun or heat source
  • Specialized sole offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrains while maintaining a higher level of durability, suitable for trekking and multisport as well as all season hiking and travel.

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 7.5

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Aggressive Grip: The fourth generation of our legendary Speedcross lug pattern is an even hungrier monster for eating up soft, technical trails
  • Precise Foothold: Feel 1 with the trail with a precise combination of Sensifit with Quicklace, performance last shape and endoFit; For wet and dirty terrain trail
  • OUTSOLE: Wet Traction Contagrip; Sockliner ; Molded eva, eva shaped footbed and ortholite; Features mid feather upper construction
  • MISOLE: Molded EVA / Lightweight Muscle / injected EVA
  • >2 RUNS PER WEEK

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Aggressive Grip: The fourth generation of our legendary Speedcross lug pattern is an even hungrier monster for eating up soft, technical trails
  • Precise Foothold: Feel one with the trail with a precise combination of Sensifit with Quicklace, performance last shape and endoFit; For wet and dirty terrain trail
  • OUTSOLE: Wet Traction Contagrip. Sockliner ; Molded eva, eva shaped footbed and ortholite; Features mid feather upper construction
  • MISOLE: Molded EVA / Lightweight Muscle / injected EVA
  • >2 RUNS PER WEEK

adidas outdoor Women's Terrex Tracerocker GTX W Trail Running Shoe, Black/Carbon/ash Green, 9 M US

adidas outdoor Women's Terrex Tracerocker GTX W Trail Running Shoe, Black/Carbon/ash Green, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex liner
  • Lightweight EVA midsole
  • High traction outsole
  • Versitile
  • Combination of stability and comfort

Salomon Men's XA PRO 3D Trail Running Shoe, Stormy Weather/Black/Hawaiian Surf, 12.5 M US

Salomon Men's XA PRO 3D Trail Running Shoe, Stormy Weather/Black/Hawaiian Surf, 12.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE: Featuring a protective toe cap, wet traction grip, & 3D advanced chassis for stability in any terrain, the XA Pro 3D is a shoe that lets you play long & hard on any trail or terrain.
  • NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER: With an aggressive grip, stability, & protection the iconic Salomon XA Pro 3D line of shoes is perfect for hiking, backpacking, or trail running on every type of 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.

New Balance Men's Summit K.O.M. V1 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Magnet, 11 M US

New Balance Men's Summit K.O.M. V1 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Magnet, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • 8 Mm Drop**
  • Removable Insert
  • Rock Stop Plate
  • Vibram Outsole

ALTRA Women's Footwear King MT Trail Running Shoe,Black/Teal,US 6 B

ALTRA Women's Footwear King MT Trail Running Shoe,Black/Teal,US 6 B
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Supportive uppers have midfoot straps that lock your feet in place for control on ascents and descents
  • Ego midsoles are fast and responsive, but still cushion nicely
  • Flexible StoneGuard rock plates add extra underfoot protection
  • Vibram MegaGrip rubber outsoles cling tenaciously to wet and dry surfaces

Grivel G12 Crampons

The G12 Crampon from Grivel offers a good combination of technical features, comfort, ease-of-use and price.

Crampon Basics

Crampons are really just metal spikes you wear on the bottom of your shoes. They give you traction in icy conditions and let you climb up ice. A good crampon will fit to your boot tightly and comfortably, giving you plenty of support and allowing you to use your boot and your crampon to grip to the ice, snow or rock that you may be walking on.

The Grivel G12 Crampon features 12 metal points, 10 of which face downward from your boot and two of which, in the front of the crampon, point out horizontally. The downward spikes give you traction, while the horizontal spikes bite into the snow or ice to give you support while climbing. The spikes under your heels are serrated, which makes the crampon grab the ice more strongly and gives you better traction.

The crampons are made from steel and so besides having the paint removed, you shouldn't experience any breakage or cracking in the crampons, even with heavy use. The crampons weigh in at just over 2 pounds together so you'll be wearing an extra pound on top of your boot on your feet. This is lighter than my older crampon and really not all that much extra weight.

The most amazing thing to me is the adjustability and ease of putting these crampons on. The G12 fit men's boot sizes from 4 to 12 and to adjust it, you merely stretch out or slide in the crampon with a quick squeeze. There are no special tools needed and you won't be spending time trying to get the boot to fit. The crampon basically molds itself to the boot. Even tightening it up and securing it to the boot is easy. The boot slips into the binding and then there's a strap that secures the boot to the crampon. The New-Matic binding system also features a quick-lock feature where your heel is held in by the clamping the binding down. This gives you the ability to use a lighter-weight mountaineering boot with the crampons instead of heavier, heavy-duty one.

The G12 also features an anti-bot and an accordion sleeve to prevent snow build-up on the crampon. The anti-bot fits in the areas beneath your heel and the ball of your foot in areas that would otherwise be open on the crampon. The anti-bot is simply a flexible piece of plastic that prevents the snow from balling up and making the crampon difficult to wear. The accordion sleeve protects the connection between the front and rear portions of the crampon and it flexes as you either stretch out or shrink the crampon to fit your foot. The sleeve prevents snow from getting in there and making any modifications to the crampons fit more difficult.

Experiences

There's nothing worse than constantly having to bother with something while you are hiking or climbing and with my old crampons, I'd always have to stop and tighten them or somehow adjust them. Not so with the G12s. I put them on, tighten them down and more times than not, don't worry about them until I take them off.

The adjustment to fit various boots is quick and the New-Matic binding system is really simple to use and does a good job at holding your boot in. It also lets me use various boots instead of only being able to use my heavy-duty mountaineering boots. I've used the G12s with heavier leather hiking boots without any problem and I've even used my mid-weight day hiking boots without any problem. Mind you, I was wearing the crampons for simple hikes and climbs, not technical climbing. For the more technical climbs, I wear my heavy-duty boots, which provide extra support and rigidness for the technical climbing and allow the G12s to really do their job on ice climbs.

The crampons are comfortable to wear and taking the G12s off is just as easy as putting them on. Release the New-Matic binding and then loosen up the strap. Your boot will pop right out of the binding.

I've worn my G12s for several seasons without any problems. They are well constructed and beyond some of the paint wearing off the spikes, I haven't noticed any wear and tear issues. The straps are still fine and the New-Matic binding still works as it should.

In the end

I don't think you can really go wrong with the Grivel G12 Crampons. They are well made, will likely last for a long time, and will handle most mountaineering climbs along with more technical climbs. In my mind, if you are looking for crampons, you should try out a pair of the G12 Crampons from Grivel, I doubt you'd be disappointed.

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