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Trail shoes: break free from routine
Challenge the norm in Nike trail running shoes. We used data from runners like you to build shoes that are lighter and tougher, made for everything you and the trail can throw at them. The result is precisely placed, engineered mesh—stronger and more flexible than regular materials—that delivers a sturdy feel and maximum breathability. Coupled with an enhanced, durable toe box, you'll be ready to run on the track or off.
Test your limits in trail running shoes
So, you want trail running trainers that can go the extra mile. Look out for Nike ZoomX technology for a boost when you need it most. Combined with increased stack heights, the midsole supports your longest runs. Our acclaimed React technology plays a vital role in Nike trail shoes, too. The light and durable foam ensures a smooth and responsive ride, no matter the terrain. Meanwhile, our supportive cushioning puts a spring in your step throughout.
Face down the elements with GORE-TEX technology
The weather might not always be on your side, but don't let that hold you back. We build our trail runners with durability in mind. Designed to work with rain, wind, mud and heat, they can handle whatever nature throws at them. A GORE-TEX layer in our trusted trail shoes keeps your feet dry without sacrificing comfort. Look for high gaiters on the collar to keep stones and debris out—not to mention puddle splashes.
Lightweight uppers for easy movement
Adding extra weight was not an option when we designed our trail running shoes. That's why we use light, flexible materials that set you free to fly over the most challenging terrain. Soft, responsive cushioning boosts your stride, whether you're hitting the road or the trail. Plus, our breathable sides keep you feeling cool and fresh as the going gets tough. For those hot summer runs, look out for shoes with engineered mesh uppers that allow maximum airflow.
Anything but ordinary
At Nike, we've always believed great trail running trainers should look the part too. From classic styles to offbeat designs, each pair puts a fresh spin on off-road adventures. Our colourways team nature-inspired shades with bold pops of colour on the soles and uppers. Plus, the iconic Nike Swoosh adds that unmistakable badge of quality.
Nike's Move to Zero: protect our future
It's never been more important to safeguard the health of our environment, so we created Nike's Move to Zero programme. Our goal is simple: to take our company to net-zero carbon emissions, and net-zero waste. As part of this commitment, each year we divert around one billion plastic bottles from the waste stream, and repurpose them into pro-quality yarns for our apparel. We haven't reached our target yet, but we're determined to get there. To join us, choose Nike trail running trainers with the Sustainable Materials tag.
What's the difference between trail running shoes and running shoes?
Trail trainers are specially designed for maximum grip and stability, so you can handle gritty up-hill sections, rocky moments and exhilarating downhills. Whatever the terrain, our specialised lug patterns give the control you need to strike down with confidence. Deep lugs with wide spacing deliver technical-level traction, so you can keep your head up and your mind on the goal, not the path. You'll also find designs that use multidirectional lugs in high-abrasion rubber, for reactive grip on the way up and down. Plus, Flywire technology in the mid-foot area keeps your foot in place for extra security.