Best Women’s Trail Running Shoes for Hiking

(Last Updated On: August 27, 2018)

Love hiking but don’t love chunky hiking boots? Me too. I prefer to find a good stable pair of women’s trail running shoes for hiking around local trails, especially if I only have a lightweight (or no) pack to carry.

Which women’s trail running shoes are best for hiking?

There are lots of great women’s trail running shoes which will work equally well for hiking. We prefer robust, stable trail running shoes, either with or without ankle support depending on the trails and personal preference.

Depending on the trails you are hiking and running, you may want to consider a waterproof trail running shoe to help keep your feet dry. These Arc’teryx trail running shoes look neat and have waterproof features.

90 %
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: Arc'teryx Women's Norvan LD GTX Shoe - $155.99
Price history
×
Price history for Arc'teryx Women's Norvan LD GTX Shoe
Latest updates:
  • $155.99 - March 1, 2019
  • $195.00 - February 17, 2019
Since: February 17, 2019
  • Highest Price: $195.00 - February 17, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $155.99 - March 1, 2019
Last Amazon price update was: July 18, 2019 5:48 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

The Under Armour Horizon 50 hiking shoes are designed for hiking but look like a trail running shoe. I am a big fan of the stretchy ankle ‘cuff’, which acts as a gaiter to stop stones and debris getting into your shoe.

80 %
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: Under Armour Women's Horizon 50 Ankle Boot, Anthracite (101)/Desert Sky, 6 - $55.67
Price history
×
Price history for Under Armour Women's Horizon 50 Ankle Boot, Anthracite (101)/Desert Sky, 6
Latest updates:
  • $55.67 - July 18, 2019
  • $58.43 - July 17, 2019
  • $61.51 - July 16, 2019
  • $64.75 - July 15, 2019
  • $70.07 - July 14, 2019
  • $73.76 - July 13, 2019
  • $77.64 - July 12, 2019
  • $79.82 - July 11, 2019
Since: January 23, 2019
  • Highest Price: $112.99 - April 2, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $49.96 - March 28, 2019
Last Amazon price update was: July 18, 2019 1:50 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Women’s trail running shoes with ankle support

If you have a history of ankle injuries or weaknesses, you may find it beneficial to wear trail running shoes with ankle support for hiking (and trail running). I appreciate wearing shoes with ankle support for hiking since spraining the same ankle multiple times on the trails, although prefer smaller shoes for running.

These Altra Women’s Mid Mesh trail running shoes are great for hiking with their spacious foot-shaped toe box, zero drop profile, and ankle support.

90 %
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: Altra Women's Lone Peak 3.5 Running Shoe, Black, 9 B US - $119.95
Price history
×
Price history for Altra Women's Lone Peak 3.5 Running Shoe, Black, 9 B US
Latest updates:
  • $119.95 - July 15, 2019
  • $89.95 - July 5, 2019
  • $71.99 - July 5, 2019
  • $89.95 - June 29, 2019
  • $71.99 - June 28, 2019
  • $89.95 - June 25, 2019
  • $71.99 - June 24, 2019
  • $89.95 - June 24, 2019
Since: January 21, 2019
  • Highest Price: $119.95 - July 15, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $66.00 - January 31, 2019
Last Amazon price update was: July 18, 2019 11:48 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Zero drop shoes for hiking

The Xero Terraflex is a ‘barefoot style’ trail running shoe that can benefit your running technique in a multitude of ways. It’s a lightweight, minimal and flexible shoe that should help your body develop a natural and efficient running technique. Because these shoes are low to the group and offer good grip, they’re good for technical hiking trails, especially when it’s softer underfoot.

90 %
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: Xero Shoes TerraFlex Trail Running Hiking Shoe - Minimalist Zero-Drop Lightweight Barefoot-Inspired - Women - $104.95
Price history
×
Price history for Xero Shoes TerraFlex Trail Running Hiking Shoe - Minimalist Zero-Drop Lightweight Barefoot-Inspired - Women
Latest updates:
  • $104.95 - April 24, 2019
  • $104.99 - April 11, 2019
  • $104.95 - April 3, 2019
  • $104.99 - March 28, 2019
  • $104.95 - March 27, 2019
  • $104.99 - February 9, 2019
  • $104.95 - February 4, 2019
Since: February 4, 2019
  • Highest Price: $104.99 - February 9, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $104.95 - February 4, 2019
Last Amazon price update was: July 19, 2019 2:47 am
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

My personal favorite trail running shoe for hiking

I’m living in my Inov-8 Trailroc 285s. These are great all-round trail shoes.

90 %
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: Inov8 Women's Trailroc 285 Trail Running Shoes Black/Purple/Blue W7.5 & Visor - $150.00
Last Amazon price update was: July 18, 2019 10:48 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
SEE ALSO
The Best Running Poles for Trails & Ultras

For more women’s trail running shoes…

Ultimately, any good trail running shoe will make a good hiking shoe for light hiking, backpacking and fastpacking, so if you are planning to do some running, too, then I recommend you get yourself the trail running shoe you like the best and will use the most, whether running or hiking.

If you’re still not sure which trail running shoe to buy for hiking, follow the link below to see our full listing of women’s trail running shoes, and use the filters and tags to shop shoes by waterproof features, ankle support and colors:

Women’s trail running shoes

While you’re looking for shoes, have a browse on our site to check out our curated range of dedicated women’s running clothing, shoes and accessories across hundreds of running brands – we’ve summarized reviews and compared the best prices across multiple retailers to help you shop for the best deal.

 

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      Lookfly.run
      Logo
      Login/Register access is temporary disabled