10 Best Brooks Trail Running Shoes

Updated on: April 2021

Best Brooks Trail Running Shoes in 2021


Brooks Men's Cascadia 14, Grey/Navy, 10.5 D

Brooks Men's Cascadia 14, Grey/Navy, 10.5 D
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brooks Cascadia 14 Black/Rumba Red/Coral 9.5

Brooks Cascadia 14 Black/Rumba Red/Coral 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Surface: Trail. Differential: 8 mm. Tightly knit, birdseye mesh upper with a 3D Rubber Print Mud Guard overlay. Advanced 3D Rubber Print Mud Guard provides on-the-go protection from trail debris. Structurally-supportive mid-foot saddle. Lace-up closure with guard that keeps lace ends secure and tucked away. Heel pull loop. Padded tongue and collar. Soft Element fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Removable profile sockliner. Trail-specific Pivot Post System technology supplies stabili
  • The Brooks® Cascadia 14 trail running shoe let's you set the pace on any path you choose with its lightweight durability, underfoot support, and reliable outsole grip keeping you stable every step of the way.
  • Predecessor: Cascadia 13.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Silver - D - 8.5

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Silver - D - 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width, "B" = Narrow width, "EEEE" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

Brooks PureGrit 7 Black/Purple/Grey 7.5

Brooks PureGrit 7 Black/Purple/Grey 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Purple/Coral - D - 8.0

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Purple/Coral - D - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width, "2E" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

Brooks PureGrit 7 Black/Orange/Grey 9

Brooks PureGrit 7 Black/Orange/Grey 9
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Brooks Men's Cascadia 12 Green/Orange/Black 9 D US

Brooks Men's Cascadia 12 Green/Orange/Black 9 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Surface: Trail. Differential: 10 mm. Tight-knit mesh upper with synthetic and microfiber overlays. Structurally-supportive mid-foot saddle. Lace-up closure. Heel pull loop. Padded tongue and collar. Soft Element fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Removable profile sockliner. Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased plush and flexibility. Trail-specific Four-Point Pivot Posting System technology supplies stabilizing suspension on both sides o
  • Kick up your heels and churn up the dust as you take to the wild outdoors in the Brooks® Cascadia 12 trail-running shoe!
  • Predecessor: Cascadia 11.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response.

Brooks Mazama Women's Trail Running Shoes - 10 - Pink

Brooks Mazama Women's Trail Running Shoes - 10 - Pink
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Breathable Mesh Upper - Encourages cool air to circulate.
  • Moisture Management - Wicks away excess sweat and moisture.
  • Stretch Fabric - Offers a full range of motion and improves comfort.
  • Protective Details - Tackle abrasion, debris and sharp objects associated with trail running.
  • Padded Tongue - Sits comfortably against the skin and guards against chafing.

Brooks Mens Divide Running Shoe - Black/Grey - D - 9.5

Brooks Mens Divide Running Shoe - Black/Grey - D - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: The Divide is perfect for runners who are venturing off road for the first time as well as runners who want a shoe with trail-ready features but a familiar road-shoe fit.
  • RELIABLE TRACTION: Feel confident venturing off road thanks to the extra traction of our TrailTack sticky rubber outsole.
  • APPROACHABLE FIT: A midfoot wrap and generous forefoot offer a secure fit without crowding the forefoot.
  • COMFORTABLE PROTECTION: A lightweight rock plate protects feet from rocks and roots.
  • ADAPTABLE DESIGN: The horseshoe-shaped heel groove allows shoe to adapt to uneven terrain.

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

"Xena: Warrior Princess' the Next Generation?

The Huffington Post reports that Lucy Lawless, who starred as “Xena Warrior Princess” in the long running fantasy adventure series that ran from 1995 through 2001, has an idea to bring back the show and to create a new “warrior princess.”

The Huffington Post reports that Lucy Lawless, who starred as "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the long running fantasy adventure series that ran from 1995 through 2001, has an idea to bring back the show and to create a new "warrior princess."

There are a couple of problems concerning a revival of the series.

The first is that there seems to be some question as to who actually owns the rights. There is nothing like having lawyers fight things out to delay things.

The other problem is that Xena got her head cut off in the final episode, which usually means that a character is quite permanently dead. However, this being a fantasy series, that's just the sort of thing that one of the Olympian gods can fix with a way of his or her hand.

Lawless articulated how the revived series or perhaps movie would run.

"In my dreams it would be that Renee [O'Connor, who played Gabrielle] and I, and Ted [Raimi], who played Joxer, would come back and basically stick Xena's head back on her and go on a quest. At the end you introduce this new Warrior Princess, hand it over and let them run with it. So we could put the family back together, give the fans what they want, reinvigorate the brand and hand it on to a new generation."

All well and good. While one can still do a lot of running, jumping, and butt kicking in one's 40s, given diet and exercise, the day to day grind of doing battle with monsters, demigods, and other evil doers is a young woman's game. "Warrior Princess: The Next Generation" could be just the thing to bring back the series. It has been done before.

One aspect of the original series that might do with a little fixing is how fast and loose it played with Ancient Greek history and myth. It was not just the creative, non period costuming and set design that often distracted the viewer, but the way the series compressed 2,000 years of history. Xena and her friends were supposed to have lived in the heroic era of Greece, when the gods still walked the Earth and mythic heroes like Theseus and Odysseus fought and adventured. So what was Xena doing having at Julius Caesar, not to mention vampires and samurai?

Just a suggestion. Pick a period of classical history and stick to it.

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