Your workout usually takes you to a paved path at the park, but you're ready to take a less traveled route. While road running shoes offer comfort and support for traditional runners, trail running shoes for women deliver protection on challenging surfaces. Unlike road shoes, which utilize lightweight materials to minimize fatigue over long distances, women's trail running shoes feature a thicker, sturdier outsole for increased foot and ankle support on rougher terrain. Trail running shoes for women also have a more aggressive tread pattern to boost traction on loose soil. Because stones, branches and other hazards can block your path, choose a shoe with a toe bumper to guard against impacts and cushiony padding or gel midsoles that reduce bruising caused by hard landings.
Despite their rugged design, trail running shoes also add sporty style to your workout gear. Bright, high-visibility colors provide an eye-catching look that helps running partners spot you as you dash by. More subdued hues create a classic appearance that blends with most of your fitness apparel. Look for distinctive patterns and details that offer an extra pop of flair to your gear. If you prefer to run with a partner, check out our full assortment of trail running shoes, and find a wide array of women's footwear for after your run.