We round up 7 of the top new trail shoes available in 2021, showcasing a wide variety of rides to match your favorite trail terrain and running style.

The new Nike Pegasus 38 lives up to the shoe’s legacy as a comfortable daily trainer for any pace, with a new fit like a well-used baseball mitt.

Saucony refreshes the Freedom with its top-end foam, making it a springboard to responsive running.

This spring’s hot shoe trend is simplicity: designs that deliver smooth rides and clean lines by avoiding complexity and letting their advanced materials show off.

Take to the woods with functional features and style.

Under Armour removes the outsole on their innovative Flow Velociti Wind that wows testers with its light, quick, and comfortable ride.

Brooks' new Glycerin delivers dreamy plushness for luxurious comfort, with or without stability.

Off-road running is hard. These five smartly designed gear items make it easier.

The all new Altra Rivera represents modern minimalism at its finest, providing a light, flexible, stable, cushioned and responsive ride.

Puma returns to speed with a new line, topped by the super-foam-cushioned and carbon-fiber-plated Deviate Nitro

This flashy new Noosa also delivers a fun, fast ride. It's not just for triathletes anymore.

An all-new lightweight shoe from New Balance (despite the v2 name), the Rebel v2 delivers balanced cushioning and a smooth, responsive ride that holds up over the miles.

The 12th version of Saucony's popular Kinvara is an athletically connected, natural-feeling trainer with a snappy ride and an outstanding (and flashy) upper.

Scandinavian cross-country ski heritage brings technical know-how to running apparel.

The first super shoe for the trail, The North Face's VECTIV promises to channel energy toward propulsion, particularly on downhills.

New Balance didn’t compromise in giving the 1080v11 plush trimmings, ample cushioning and luxurious foot hold in a shoe sure to become an easy-day favorite.

As scientists continue to debate what elements create super shoe magic, what do we know, and what does that mean for how you select your next racing shoes?

A scientist who argued for stack height limitations explains his reasoning and current thoughts one year after the World Athletics ruling.

The updated Nimbus Lite 2 brings even more sustained springiness for your legs, eyes and the earth.

This ideal 100k shoe, HOKA's Carbon X 2 shines at all speeds for any stride, making it a super shoe for more than super runners.

La Sportiva's waterproofed Jackal is winter ready, mountain rugged and wide foot friendly.

The rebirth of the original rocker is an attractive, smooth-rolling — but heavy — easy-day shoe.

Marathoners ran 1-2% faster in super shoes and women benefited more than men in analysis of four World Marathon Majors.

We've selected the best road and trail shoes for the year from major brands.

Blast off with the Rocket X, HOKA’s high-end carbon racer for speedy runners.

5 Reasons trail shoes can improve your stride, strength and longevity this winter.

This update to Altra's burly-soled trail shoe smooths some rough edges, making it livelier, lighter and more flexible.

Scientists have developed a wearable sweat patch that could allow runners to adjust their hydration plan during a race by measuring the rate of fluid and electrolyte loss in real time.

Topo's new Ultraventure Pro is a rugged, protective long-run or thru hiking shoe that takes on any terrain with panache and won’t soon succumb to wear or tear.

The traction, stability, and protection will arm you for adventure.

We reviewed six traction devices for snowy trails.

This spin-off of the popular Razor is more versatile and durable while providing a light, responsive ride that feels fantastic at all paces.

Brooks improves the fit of the Divide, their all-terrain crossover road/trail shoe — and leaves the versatile, no-nonsense ride alone.

Michael Krajicek is the visionary behind the outlier Atreyu shoe brand.

Running with a stroller can not only be some of the most rewarding miles you've ever done, but also a killer workout to make you a better runner.

We review eight high-tech cold weather endurance jackets to keep you warm and comfortable while running in any conditions.

Here’s the environmental impact of a pair of sneakers, and a look at a few companies making the running shoe industry more sustainable.

New Balance offers more underfoot for the trail, in a shoe that balances maximal cushioning with stability and ground feel.

Here are the best human- and dog-tested accessories that make running trails together easy, comfortable, and fun.

It’s time we broadened our concept of running shoe stability.

The lightweight Altra Torin 4.5 Plush delivers on the cushion its name promises, in a durable, comfortable — but extremely neutral — package.

Inov-8’s new ultra trail running shoe combines grippy traction, high-tech cushioning, and enduring comfort to assist you in hours of trail climbing on any terrain.

Skechers adds a flexible carbon-infused rocker plate to its popular Razor, creating an ultra-light speedster that feels spry and smooth at any pace.

This replay of the original Skechers Performance running shoe evokes memories, and a desire to take them out on smooth, speedy runs.

New Balance's long awaited entry into the marathon racer super shoe category, the FuelCell RC Elite, provides an accommodating fit with a bouncy, fast-rolling ride.

There's not a cut-and-dry answer, but there are warning signs that your shoes need replacing.

A new study shows how toe spring in shoes reduces the work your foot has to do — and why that isn't always a good thing.

Designed for faster running, this new bouncy, lightweight road running shoe excels. 

Kick off your trail shoes and step into something more comfortable.

This updated Topo Ultrafly provides an exceptional fit and a ride that blends comfort, stability and performance.

We wear-tested 12 of the best plate-enhanced racing "super shoes" available this summer and fall to help you find what's best for you when you want to go fast.

A brief history leading to the World Athletics' ruling setting limits on the Nike Vaporfly and similar shoes — and where we are now.

The truth about GPS accuracy — and what you can do when you really need to know how far and fast you’ve run.

While you won’t run like Mr. Bouncety-Bounce in these cartoon-esque platforms, you will have levity aplenty and an abundance of soft protection.

What to bring on adventurous mountain runs.

These high tech sock options will keep you cool, dry, blister-free, supported, and comfy, while staying completely out of the way.

A "best buy," the Reebok Forever Floatride Energy 2 delivers a soft-and-bouncy ride in a light package with an improved fit.

These picks will be your go-tos for those sunny summer trails.

Asics' entry into the carbon-fiber wars is a light, low-to-the-ground, energetic racing flat.

New understanding of the importance of fit, comfort and shoe movement puts the top of the running shoe center stage.

We tried the coolest running shirts on the market to let you know how they handle the heat.

Our top picks offer performance, style, and support with high tech fabrics to keep you looking and feeling good.

The six most influential patents that have changed running shoe design since the mid-1970s.

Explore where the running shoe industry is going next with this excerpt from “Kicksology.”

Pros and cons of different hydration methods for runners during a COVID-struck summer, from handhelds to belts to backpacks.

These super-functional belts will make sure essential trail-running items are within reach.

Dialed-in fit for ease in keeping the rubber side down on technical trails.

Puma's UltraRide delivers more than flashy, futuristic styling; this speedy shoe fits superbly and produces powerful strides.

Big wheels keep on turning with HOKA’s “hold my beer” trail plow, which now fits better and rolls smoother.

Our top picks offer comfort and support with advanced fabrics in a variety of lengths and designs.

The newest version of Nike's Pegasus lives up to the franchise's versatile daily trainer tradition, and delivers a softer, snappier ride.

8 new running headlamps reviewed, with options for every preference: from forehead to waist to handheld.

3 New trail running shoes that make you feel connected to the terrain and light on your feet.

3 Trail running shoes that will take you from door to mountain top, deftly navigating pavement, gravel, dirt and rocks.

The Wave Horizon 4, Mizuno's plushest trainer, is well appointed for a long run…and creature comfort.

The EnRoute 3 from Sweden’s premier running brand is a light, bouncy, no-nonsense trainer/racer that moves smoothly and comfortably with your foot.

A “super shoe” with advanced foam and a propulsion plate, the Speed Elite Hyper performs like a close-to-the-ground racing flat.

A departure for Asics, the new Gel Nimbus Lite is less filling, tastes great.

If a low-top hiking boot and a cushy, lightweight trail runner had a baby, the New Balance Hierro v5 trail shoe would be it.