Trail running — New for 2022

June 23, 2022

Course en sentier — Nouveautés 2022

Text and tips by August Myers


Choosing a trail running shoe that suits our needs can sometimes be complexThere are indeed several components to take into account in order to make the optimal choice for our situation and our personal objectives.

In this blog post, August brings you what's new in trailrunning shoes to help guide your research and help you discover the newest products in store!

Hoka Speedgoat 5

Weight: 242g women / 291g men
Heel thickness: 31mm women / 33m men
Forefoot thickness: 27mm women / 29mm men
Rise: 4mm women and men

The Hoka beast of technical trails returns in a 5th 14g lighter and greatly improved version! New upper is more forgiving for wide feet or long distance runs with an elastic section at the end of the tongueThe heel cup has been softened to create less pressure on the Achilles tendonsThe depth of the lugs has been increased to 5mm to improve grip on muddy trails

Comparables: Altra Olympus, Brooks Cascadia 16, Norda 001 (in stores end of June)

Saucony Peregrine 12

Weight: 235 g women / 275 g men
Heel thickness: 265mm female / 265mm Men
Forefoot Thickness: 225mm female / 225 mm men
Elevation: 4 mm women and men

The Saucony company has succeeded, in our opinion, in one of the best versions of the Peregrine! The new firmer foam, combined with the protection plate under the foot, offers better stability in technical terrainThe PWRTRAC traction sole is more grippy on wet surfaces in addition to having more space between each lug to easily empty accumulated soil

Finally, the fit is more snug than previous versions, providing better foot support and a more capable shoe feel

Comparables: Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 8, ASICS Fuj Lite 2, Hoka Torrent 2

Nike Terra Kiger 8

Weight: 258g women / 298g men
Heel thickness: 30mm women and men
Elevation: 4 mm

On this new version, the company Nike has gone with some slight modificationsThe sole remains the same as version 7 with a protection plate and the Air Zoom capsule in the forefoot

The upper has been completely redesigned to improve the breathability of the shoe while avoiding filling up with dirt thanks to the anti-debris double layerThis shoe is a good option for runners looking for a low profile sole, but with a good level of absorption.The width of the sole helps stability on obstacles in addition to offering a fit wider than the average shoe

Comparables: Saucony Peregrine 12, Asics Fuji Lite 2, Hoka Torrent 2

ASICS Gel-Trabuco 10

Weight: 270 g women / 305 g men
Elevation: 8 mm women and men

The Asics Gel-Trabuco 10 shoe is a great option for trail newbie runners looking for stability and comfortIt is one of the few models with a denser section in the foam at the arch of the foot to offer supportAs soon as you put on this shoe, the first feeling is to be very stable on the ground.This makes it a good option for regular runners with a shoe in the stability category.The lug is not as aggressive as some models, this shoe is perfect for trails with varied surface

Comparables: Brooks Catamount, Salomon Sense Ride 4

Brooks Catamount

Weight: 250g women / 264g men
Heel thickness: 32mm women and men
Forefoot thickness: 28mm women and men
Rise: 6mm women and men

This shoe from Brooks is only in its first edition, but is already well appreciated by our team! August and Joel have made it their favorite shoe since last fallThe foam used is the DNA Flash used in the Hyperion performance shoe seriesThis nitrogen infused foam is lighter than standard eva in addition to being more responsive and more durableThe multidirectional lugs are not very deep, but grip very well on wet surfaces like rocks or rootsAlthough this shoe is among the lightest in trail, it offers a firm and stable feeling on the ground

Comparables: Asics Gel-Trabuco 10, Salomon Sense Ride 4



Altra Lone Peak 6

Weight: 248g women / 300g men
Heel thickness: 25mm women and men
Forefoot thickness: 25mm women and men
Rise: 0mm women and men

Altra's legendary shoe returns for a much-loved 6e edition since its releaseThe flexible sole has remained unchanged from the 5e version, with uphill-oriented lugs at the front and downhill-oriented lugs at the rearThis shoe resembles Salomon's Speedcross series, but with shallower lugs

New seamless upper offers less restriction and more durability than previous versionsThose accustomed to this shoe will once again find the Velcro on the heel to secure the gaiter against the ground or snowThis is a good option for runners who have difficulty finding a shoe that is wide enough at the toe box.If that's not enough, it's even available in a large version (available in store for men only and on order for women)

Comparables: Hoka Torrent 2*
* it is difficult to find comparables, however, since the drop of 0 mm makes them different shoes other brands