Women's Trail Running Shoes for Speed, Stability and Comfort
When you’re running off road, every stride matters. We’ve designed women’s shoes that provide maximum comfort with cushioning while maintaining stability and giving you the extra propulsion you need to get you through an ultra-distance trail run.
A reinforced midsole protects your feet from the rigours of the trail like a rock plate. Get added stabilization from the Surface Control™ rubber outsole that mimics the grip of our Vibram outsoles in our Women’s Hedgehog Fastpack II Mid WP and other trail-ready shoes. Meanwhile, the minimalist design makes for a breathable, lightweight shoe that won't have you struggling to pick up your feet.
First there’s the Flight VECTIV, built for maximum speed. If you’re expecting to be amongst the medals in your next race, this is what you want on your feet. Its light, breathable uppers and aerodynamic design help you focus on speed without bogging down your feet.
For the smoothest and most stable ride there’s the VECTIV Infinite. These shoes are performance-built with enhanced traction, cushioning and comfort for rough, technical terrain making them ideal for trail runs and uneven ground.
Or if you treasure comfort over everything else, the cushioned trail running shoe VECTIV Enduris is the one for you. This shoe features great arch support, a roomier toe cap and balancing stability, making it a great all-around trail shoe.
How Should Trail Running Shoes Fit?
Most runners and footwear experts will suggest you buy trail shoes a half size bigger than your usual fit. That will allow any expansion of your foot muscles when you’re running, and make sure you’re not kicking the toe box when you’re coming down a hill at top speed. Before you head to checkout, take a look at our sizing guide to help determine your fit, or come try them on in-store.
How Long Should Trail Running Shoes for Women Last?
Even the best trail shoes will need to be hung up for retirement one day. Durability depends on the type of terrain you’re tackling, but you should be able to get 300 to 500 miles out of them.
For some that’ll be a year, while others may tackle that in a few months. No matter how long you have them, we’re confident that by the time you’ve gone the distance in a pair of VECTIV trail shoes, you’ll be racing back for more. From water resistant fabrics to cushioning, and ultra durable soles, our trail shoes are built to last.
Check out our best sellers and new arrivals for the latest colours and styles, and don’t forget to pick up some running tights, hydration vests, or a backpack for those long runs. Need accessories? We also have socks, gaiters and gear to help you stay fully kitted out for your next trail race.
If you want to give the gift of trail running to a friend or family member, a gift card from The North Face will let them pick their size and favourite style.