6 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes, 60+ Shoes Tested in 2023
It’s known to many - the trails aren’t the friendliest. Apart from jagged rocks and roots, there are also some stream crossings and other wet conditions you have to endure.
And when faced with these, your trusty go-tos are waterproof trail running shoes. They keep your feet dry and protected. So much so, they can even be your pair of winter running shoes.
How we test trail running shoes
It’s easy to get lost, given the number of waterproof trail running shoes from athlete-trusted brands like Adidas and Saucony. But fret not, we have tested and selected the best of the best through our own RunRepeat shoe testing lab.
Before we come up with our list, we make sure to buy each pair with our own money. We then examine each shoe from top to bottom using the following steps:
- Run in each waterproof running shoe model for at least 30 to 50 miles
- Cut them open to see what’s inside
- Measure each aspect of the shoe via parameters like weight, cushion, flexibility, etc.
To give you a clear, data-driven background on these running shoes, we also generate their CoreScore. It’s a rating from 0-100 that’s based on thousands of expert and user comments.