Vegan Trail Runners
Last updated 5/18/17
Trail runners are great for hiking as well as … trail running, obviously! There are tons of options out there. Take a look here and I’m sure you’ll see a few that fit your needs. And then get out into the woods!
I want you to feel confident, instead of frustrated, when purchasing outdoor gear. Like my other gear pages, I’ve checked in with each company to find out which trail running shoes are 100% vegan. These shoes are all made of completely synthetic materials, including the glues used, so you don’t need to worry about hidden animal products. (Please read this disclaimer before purchasing.)
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Inov-8 describes their Mudclaw line: “Propels fell and mountain runners over the muddiest of terrains by delivering unrivalled grip in mud through an aggressive outsole, with a unique stud design that releases mud as quickly and efficiently as it grips to it.”
Inov-8 describes their X-Talon line as ” A flexible, lightweight racing shoe that delivers unrivaled grip over soft or off trail terrain and is super-fast on dry trails too. The number one choice for elite athletes wanting to run fast off-trail.”
Inov-8 X-Talon 212 (men’s sizes only)
Merrell Barefoot Run Pace Glove 3 (women’s sizes only)
According to Merrell: “… The Vibram sole on our minimalist running shoes connects you securely to the earth beneath your feet so you can fly down trails with confidence. Plus, the ventilated, vegan-friendly construction creates a breathable running shoe with a conscience.”
Merrell Barefoot Run Trail Glove 3 (men’s sizes only)
According to Merrell: “These men’s barefoot running shoes are an enhancement of our previous model. They’re super lightweight and flexible with a low profile, anti-microbial lining, and thin mid- and outsole. ”
According to Patagonia: “The neutral-cushioned Tsali 3.0 running shoe is up for the challenge, with an air-mesh upper that’s super breathable and minimizes seam discomfort. Perforated nylon reinforcement for additional breathability; dynamic lacing system provides a precise fit. ”
Also in men’s
TrekSta Alter Ego
According to TrekSta: “Thin HyperGrip® sole provides superior traction and durability.
Ultralight EVA midsole provides cushion and support without bulk.
Highly breathable mesh upper keeps your feet cool and dries quickly.
Flat sole profile allows for more ground contact and better ground feel.”
Also in men’s
** Women’s model has been discontinued. Edict II in men’s only. **
According to TrekSta this shoe is an “ultra light barefoot feel trail running shoe with superior cushioning and support. ”
*I have these shoes and have used them on quite a few day hikes as well as an overnight backpacking trip. I love them for warmer weather because they’re light and keep my feet cool. I ended up with cold feet on one of my last trips, because my feet got wet. Luckily they now have a Gore-Tex version available!
Also in men’s
Salomon & Montrail
Upon contacting Salomon and Montrail, I was told that both offer no 100% vegan shoes. Bummer.
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