10 Best Vegan Trail Running Shoes

Updated on: February 2021

Best Vegan Trail Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 (4E) Shoes, 13XW, Black/Sheet Rock

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 (4E) Shoes, 13XW, Black/Sheet Rock
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.

Saucony Women's Excursion TR12 Sneaker, Grey/Peach, 9.5 M US

Saucony Women's Excursion TR12 Sneaker, Grey/Peach, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • GRID Cushioning
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Trail Specific Mesh

Merrell Women's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe,Black/Aventurine,10.5 M US

Merrell Women's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe,Black/Aventurine,10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Bellows tongue helps keep debris out. Molded TPU heel counter adds stability by locking the foot into place. Contoured tongue and lightly padded collar for next-to-skin comfort. Breathable mesh lining features M Select™ FRESH technology to help prevent odors. Foam insole. UniFly™ midsole connects your foot with the trail, and provides cushioning for underfoot protection from the terrain. TC5+ Vibram® outsole. 5 mm lug depth. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 9 oz Pr
  • Escape the city and take to the trails in the vegan-friendly Merrell® All Out Blaze Aero Sport hiking shoe!
  • Breathable mesh and durable synthetic upper materials.
  • 100% vegan-friendly construction.
  • Merrell Omni-Fit™ lacing system allows for a snug, glove-like fit.

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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

Merrell Women's Glove 4 Trail Runner,Black,8 M US

Merrell Women's Glove 4 Trail Runner,Black,8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Mesh Upper, Breathable mesh lining
  • Zero Drop/4MM Cushion
  • Trail Protect pad offers underfoot protection
  • Vibram Outsole
  • Durable

ASICS Women's Gel-Kahana 8 Running Shoe, Black/Island Blue/Pink Glow, 8.5 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Kahana 8 Running Shoe, Black/Island Blue/Pink Glow, 8.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Rear foot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • SpEVA Midsole Material: Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
  • DuoMax Support System: A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.
  • Trusstic System Technology: Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8.5 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Merrell Men's Agility Synthesis Flex Hiking Shoe, Black, 10.5 M US

Merrell Men's Agility Synthesis Flex Hiking Shoe, Black, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Mesh and TPU upper traditional lace closure protective synthetic toe cap Hyperlock TPU film heel counter for security M Select FRESH antimicrobial agents reduces shoe odor removable EVA footbed FLEXconnect dual-directional flex-groove EVA midsole for agility and stability TrailProtect pad offers additional support off road M Select GRIP outsole tunes each outsole with durable traction that grips when and where you need it
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up

ASICS Gel-Excite 4 Women's Running Shoe, Indigo Blue/Indigo Blue/Orchid, 8 M US

ASICS Gel-Excite 4 Women's Running Shoe, Indigo Blue/Indigo Blue/Orchid, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: Not provided. Breathable mesh upper with synthetic leather overlays for structural support. Traditional lace-up closure. Plush tongue and collar for a more comfortable fit. Mesh lining for a breathable wear. Removable foam insole supplies light underfoot cushioning. EVA midsole for lasting plush. Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance. Rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 9 oz
  • Run forward and further with the ASICS® Gel-Excite 4!
  • Predecessor: Gel-Excite 3.
  • Support Type: Neutral to underpronation (supination).
  • Cushioning: Maximum cushioning.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13M, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13M, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FluidRide Midsole - ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.

Special Needs Child and the Use of Leg Braces in the School Setting

For many disabled children, the use of a leg brace is necessary to protect physical function while at school but may have psychological impact.

If your child is physically disabled and requires the use of a knee brace or a leg brace, it is important to understand how the use of a brace may potentially impact emotional or psychological health. For many children, the use of a brace poses some unique characteristics about their physical appearance that may be queried or scrutinized by other children.

While the very young children are generally not subjected to peer scrutiny as much as older children, there is still a very profound risk. In fact, many disabled children report the mere fact they wear a leg brace or knee brace seems to impose some fear or disengagement with other children. Because of this, your child may often feel it necessary to defend the use of a leg brace or knee brace by affiliating the use of the medical equipment to an injury of some kind. While it is unfortunate, many children are more accepting of a child in a social circle when the use of a brace is for injury healing purposes rather than a physical and permanent disability.

If your child is disabled and is required to use a knee brace or leg brace due to a permanent disability, it may be important to step into the school setting and work to alert the teachers of this. In many cases, by meeting with school officials and teachers, you can express your concerns over childhood teasing which, ultimately, will encourage teachers to monitor for this type of complication. While your child's teacher can not protect your child from every tease or abnormal social contact, the teacher can monitor for potential risks and advise you of the same.

You will want to manage any situations in which your child begins to make excuses for their disability. While you child may feel inclined to do so, getting into the habit of making excuses for a permanent, physical disability can only lead to adverse psychological outcomes in the long term. If you find your child is engaging in this type of behavior, consult with an occupational therapist regarding options in managing daily living with a disability and speak with the school counselors regarding options for academic settings.

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