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10 Trail Running Shoes to Help You Break Away from the Pavement

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3

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Go bold with this blue and yellow trail running shoe. The thick outsole will protect your feet no matter what terrain you decide to take on. ($110; nike.com)

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Brooks Cascadia 11

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Support and comfort—two important elements of all good trail running shoes. This Brooks pick has both key features with the added bonus of color and style. We'd say that's a win-win. ($120; brooksrunning.com)

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New Balance 690v1

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Hit the trail in these cool New Balance kicks. This lightweight pair is ready to give you a smooth ride on your next off-road adventure—without the chunkiness of other trail running sneakers. ($75; newbalance.com)

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Adidas Outdoor Duramo ATR Trail Running Shoe

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Sending much praise your way, Adidas. These trail running shoes take the cake for style, comfort, and functionality. The reflective stripes help you stay safe and visible on your night runs while the rest of the shoe gives you the minimalist feel you've been searching for. ($45; backcountry.com)

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Mizuno Wave Hayate 2

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Rugged dirt path, meet your match. This trail running shoe can go the distance and will look darn good doing it. Don't worry about going off the beaten trail; this shoe can take it. ($110; mizunousa.com)

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Saucony Excursion TR9

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This one's for all the serious trail runners out there who want extra protection, traction, and support during those long, hilly treks. ($70; saucony.com)

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Adidas Outdoor Adistar Raven Boost Trail Running Shoe

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You know a trail running shoe has to be good when it was inspired by mountain bike tires. We love the simplicity and, well, everything else about this Adidas creation. ($77; backcountry.com)

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Asics GT-2000 4 Trail Running Shoes

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Need a trail shoe that will last? The Asics GT-2000 is as durable as it is colorful. Maybe this pick will make running more fun—if that's possible. ($120; asics.com)

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Merrell Mix Master Move Glide Trail Running Shoe

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If you're running off road there's a good chance your shoes won't come back clean. Opt for a darker pair—like this Merrell pick—with a small pop of color for peace of mind. ($70-$100; rei.com)

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Saucony Nomad TR

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The Nomad TR was made with adaptation in mind. Take this shoe from pavement to dirt with ease and go for that extra mile. ($110; saucony.com)

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