5 Best New Balance Trail Running Shoes, 20+ Shoes Tested in 2023
New Balance trail shoes are plenty durable, and scream trail-ready, to say the least. They’re protective and grippy, you don’t have to worry about the rugged terrain.
There are more than 30 New Balance trail models, and choosing can be a drag. And in this list, you’ll find the elites from across categories.
How we test trail running shoes
Here in RunRepeat, we don’t believe that there’s such a thing as “too trivial” in running shoes. We love to get into all the details - the minute ones included - to make sure you only get the best.
And to do so, we do the following without fail:
- Buy each shoe with our own money to test them in our independent shoe testing lab to avoid bias
- Run for at least 30-50 miles in each of them
- Chop the shoe into pieces to see what’s inside of it, and measure everything up through 30 different parameters
To see how each New Balance trail running shoe matches against other running shoes, our system collates hundreds and thousands of user and expert reviews to produce a Corescore, ranging from 0-100.