10 Best Running Shoes With Traction

Updated on: October 2021

Best Running Shoes With Traction in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Kahana 8 Trail Runner, Shark/Black/True Red, 11 M US

ASICS Men's Gel-Kahana 8 Trail Runner, Shark/Black/True Red, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 10.5 D(M) US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 10.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Nord Trail Mt. Washington HI Women's Hiking Shoes, Waterproof Trail Running Shoes, Breathable, Lightweight, High-Traction Grip (Taupe/Plum, 7)

Nord Trail Mt. Washington HI Women's Hiking Shoes, Waterproof Trail Running Shoes, Breathable, Lightweight, High-Traction Grip (Taupe/Plum, 7)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • ✅Strong and Durable: High-abrasion leather uppers with mesh panels are supportive, breathable and strong.
  • ✅SILVADUR Technology: Turbo air SILVADUR insoles offer a carefully engineered upgrade in performance and comfort. Nord Trail insole features our exclusive turbo air foam, designed to absorb shock and return energy to your feet with every step.
  • ✅Waterproof & Breathable: The synthetic uppers with Softshell waterproof membranes features flexible, quick-drying and highly breathable.
  • ✅High-Traction Grip: Confidence-inspiring traction offers unique lugs pattern with more contact surface area underfoot, providing improved lateral stability and enhanced traction.
  • ✅Shock absorption: Compression-molded EVA midsole provides comfort, absorbs shock and adds stability.

Nike Men's Revolution 4 Running Shoe, Black/White-Anthracite, 11 Regular US

Nike Men's Revolution 4 Running Shoe, Black/White-Anthracite, 11 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • MEN'S RUNNING SHOES: Molded pods offer multi-surface traction. Pods flatten on impact then spring back at toe-off creating a piston effect that delivers responsive cushioning.
  • ATHLETIC SHOES: Soft foam midsole delivers lightweight, responsive cushioning. Underlays in the vamp and toe tip offer support and structure for a comfortable ride.
  • CORE PERFORMANCE: Minimal in design running shoes. Full-length rubber outsole provides durable traction and cushioning to run longer.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT SHOE: No-sew overlays along the midfoot and eyestays provide durability while keeping the shoe lightweight. Single-layer mesh upper for optimal breathability.
  • NIKE MEN'S SHOE: Imported, synthetic and rubber sole

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Agressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground
  • Precise Foothold : Close to foot and comfortable feel
  • Contragrip rubber sole; MIDSOLE HEIGHT : 30mm/20mm (10mm drop);WEIGHT: 310g
  • Aggressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground , minimalistic and strong lace for one pull tightening. Easy on, easy off
  • EVA midsole provides lighweight cushioning and stability

ALTRA Men's AFM1855F Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Red - 12 D(M) US

ALTRA Men's AFM1855F Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Red - 12 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Durable mesh upper with integrated tongue
  • Improved, grippier MaxTrac rubber
  • StoneGuard resembles the skeletal structure of a foot
  • Stack Height: 25mm
  • Cushioning: Moderate
  • Weight: 10.6 oz. / 301 g

Nike Men's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Black/White-Anthracite, 11 Regular US

Nike Men's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Black/White-Anthracite, 11 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT: The Nike Revolution 5 men's running shoes cushion your stride with soft foam to keep you running in comfort. Minimalist design fits in just about anywhere your day takes you.
  • BREATHABLE SUPPORT: These Nike men's shoes have lightweight knit textile that wraps your foot in breathable comfort. Reinforced heel and overlays lend support and durability.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING: Soft foam midsole delivers a smooth, stable ride, making these the running shoes men need. Textured outer wall reduces the weight of the shoe.
  • DURABLE & FLEXIBLE TRACTION: These Nike shoes are made with rubber outsoles, offering durable traction on a variety of surfaces. Spacing in the tread lets your foot flex naturally.
  • MEN'S RUNNING SHOES: Lightweight knit wraps foot, foam midsole, rubber outsole, plush lining, soft sockliner.

New Balance Men's Hierro V5 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Varsity Gold/NEO Classic Blue, 11.5 D US

New Balance Men's Hierro V5 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Varsity Gold/NEO Classic Blue, 11.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 183 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
  • Synthetic upper
  • Vibram outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Castlerock/Silver/Honeydew,8.5 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Castlerock/Silver/Honeydew,8.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

New Balance Women's WT410v5 Cushioning Trail Running Shoe, Black, 7 D US

New Balance Women's WT410v5 Cushioning Trail Running Shoe, Black, 7 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ACTEVA midsole
  • AT Tread outsole
  • NB response 2.0 performance insert

Winter Running in F-Ithaca, NY

Ithaca is known for its gorges, colleges and healthy lifestyle. An athlete's haven, there are numerous trails and forests in which to enjoy a great run.

To keep fit and train during the off season for triathlons, running is a mainstay. As I live in "F-Ithaca,' there are plenty of trails from which to select. Here are my top five.

I do my speed work on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail at Cass Park. It's a flat, fast 3 mile loop that is usually plowed. It's marked in quarter mile increments, which makes speed work easier. There's plenty of parking and easy access as it's located right off Route 89.

Shindagin Hollow is lovely - and it's an IMBA1 standard trail so is well-maintained. During biking weather, you'll cross paths with mountain bikers, but as temperatures drop, their numbers do, too. It's about 10 miles east of Ithaca.

Less than a mile from downtown Ithaca is the South Hill Recreation (Rec) Way. Built on an old railroad bed, there's 3 miles of solid footing along a path where you'll run past pretty back yards and through a lovely forest.. Its easy access from town makes it a favorite.

A challenging 5 mile route starting from the Cornell campus or downtown Ithaca, the 'Bridges, Hills, Parks amp; Gorges' run winds you across the college's stunning suspension bridge, through the tony neighborhood of Cayuga Heights, gives you great views of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake, and has a stair climb challenge (over 400 steps!) up Cascadilla Creek gorge. If the gorge is closed due to ice, you'll be running up narrow, twisting Cascadilla Park Road instead. When I feel the need to get my heart rate up, this is my route of choice.

I have to include the Rim Trail around Taughannock Falls State Park. The park is a mile from home, so I often run here. It's challenging - up one side, down the other with many stairs along the way. Every time I see the plume of water cascading over the Falls2, I'm thankful that I live in such a beautiful place. When parts of the trail are closed, I run on the roads that parallel the gorge. It's road running, but those hills! Wow!

There are plenty of other trails in the Ithaca area - Connecticut Hill, the Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, Butter Milk Falls and Robert Treman State Parks, the Finger Lakes trail system are but a few Any and all will fill you trail running hunger. Bon appetite!

1International Mountain Biking Association

2With a drop of 215 feet (66 meters), Taughannock Falls is one of the highest east of the Rocky Mountains.

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