REI is having its biggest sale of the year and you can save on trail running shoes from top brands like Salomon, Hoka, and Brooks.
Additionally, REI Co-op members save 20% on one full-price item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item from May 19 through 29. Use coupon code ANNIV23 at checkout. For exclusions, visit REI.com/coupon for details.
We’ve highlighted several new trail running shoes below, as well as some previous-year models that are on sale.
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Save on Trail Running Shoes
You can use your member coupon to save on this season’s models from top brands, such as:
- 25% Off Salomon Sense Ride 5, Speedcross 6, and XA Pro 3D V8
- 30% Off Saucony Peregrine 13
- 30% Off Saucony Xodus Ultra 2
You’ll also find discounts on lots of other trail running shoe models on the REI website.
From short runs to ultras, the Salomon Sense Ride 5 provides even cushioning while still letting you feel the terrain underfoot. Salomon uses its signature SensiFit upper and its one-pull Quicklace system. The outsoles are All-Terrain Contagrip whi can take hold on a variety of surfaces.
The Salomon Sense Ride 5 shoes offer moderate cushioning for use on rugged trails with an 8-millimeter drop.
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Made to tackle rugged trails, the Saucony Peregrine 13 includes a rock plate, gaiter-compatible D-rings, and a protective film on the uppers that protect against abrasion. Underneath, the brand’s PWRRUN foam cushion protects and propels you while the PWRTRAC lugs offer grip on the terrain.
The Saucony Peregrine 13 trail shoes have a moderate cushion for use on rugged trails with a 4-millimeter drop.
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A Rugged Runner, Salomon Speedcross 6 is lighter than its predecessor with a new upper and a sole that sheds mud faster for better grip on wet surfaces. Built for maximum grip on loose, rugged, and uneven surfaces, the Mud Contagrip rubber outsoles have deep, sharp lugs made from a compound that focuses on adhesions.
A high-rebound compound in the midsole is designed to return energy while providing cushion over long hauls. The Salomon Speedcross 6 also comes with the brand’s SensiFit upper and Quicklace system.
The Salomon Speedcross 6 has a 10-millimeter drop and is at home on rugged, technical terrain.
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The Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 is a crossover shoe made for hiking on trails with a little running mixed in. The midsoles have a balance of cushion and stability with a molded OrthoLite liner to shed weight and a stability-minded 3D chassis.
A men’s GTX version is also on sale. Built to thrive in wet or variable weather conditions, the outsoles use Contagrip’s wet compound and the uppers offer Gore-Tex waterproof protection. They come equipped with the brand’s familiar SensiFit uppers and Quicklace system, too.
Salomon gave the midsoles a balance of cushion and stability with a molded OrthoLite liner to shed weight and a stability-minded 3D chassis.
The Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 shoes are made with moderate cushion. They have an 11-millimeter drop.
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The Saucony Xodus Ultra 2 is Saucony’s max-cushion trail shoes. You’ll find a high stack of 32.5 millimeters in the heel and protective features like a rock guard and debris shield.
The sequel’s design allows for more space inside the shoe, with a mesh construction that emphasizes breathability. Underfoot, the brand’s PWRRUN PB foam offers protection under the foot while “re-energizing” too.
The Saucony Xodus Ultra 2 is a max-cushion, off-trail shoe with a 6-millimeter drop.
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The latest Hoka Challenger 7 is a bit of an overhaul. They used updated materials from the ground up to create a shoe that’s lighter and more durable than the previous iteration. Hoka also upped the stack height to 31 millimeters in the heel for a more cushioned ride and introduced a new CMEVA foam midsole.
For grip, the sole incorporates small 4-millimeter lugs spaced close together in the center of the outsole, with larger lugs around the edge, similar to the tread of a gravel tire.
Hoka dropped the ATR designation from the Challenger 7, but the new outsole rubber and tread are still made to run on roads and hard-packed trails. They have a 4-millimeter drop.
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The Brooks Cascadia 16 Sasquatch is cushioned with a revised ride thanks to a new, adaptable midsole and outsole construction designed to improve feel and stability. Additionally, Brooks says a new foam makes this Cascadia 10% softer, yet 20% lighter than previous versions.
The outsoles use a rubber that provides traction on wet or dry ground. Other trail-minded features include gussets, rock shields, lace keepers, gaiter tabs, and drainage ports.
The Brooks Cascadia 16 Sasquatch shoes have a moderate cushion for use on rugged trails and have an 8-millimeter drop.
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The Altra Lone Peak 7 carries over popular design elements like the Trailclaw lugs under the forefoot, the signature Altra footbox shape, and a zero-drop stack.
Upgrades to the grippy outsoles and upper materials may make it more trail-ready than the previous version, and there’s a stability heel clip plate that’s new, too.
The Altra Lone Peak 7 trail running shoes offer moderate cushion and zero drop. Plenty of thru-hikers swear by the Lone Peak models and will take note of the durability-minded updates.
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The Hoka Speedgoat 5 dropped weight and added more traction, something this trail shoe has always been known for.
A new, lighter CMEVA midsole helped the shoes lose weight while keeping the same stack height and rocker profile as the prior version. Similarly, an updated outsole comes in the form of Vibram Megagrip with 5-millimeter Traction Lugs for enhanced grip on loose soil.
The Hoka Speedgoat 5 is a moderately cushioned trail shoe for rugged terrain and long distance. It has a 4-millimeter drop.
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The Salomon Speedcross Kids’ offers the same design and prowess as the full-sized version, but in a pint-sized package.
The shoes come equipped with SensiFit to ensure a snug fit, Mud Contagrip outsoles for maximum traction on variable terrain, and the patented Quicklace system for easily putting the shoes on and taking them off.
The Salomon Speedcross Kids’ offer moderate cushion with an 8-millimeter drop.
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There are a number of ways to save during REI’s biggest sale of the year. Several popular models are discounted as much as 30%, while REI Co-op members can save 20% on brand new, full-price trail running shoes by using the coupon code ANNIV23 at checkout. The code also works for one REI Outlet item from May 19 to May 29.
The REI Anniversary Sale covers plenty of off-road running shoes as well as crossover hikers and road running shoes. Explore the entire sale for savings on all kinds of gear.
[Editor’s Note: This article is sponsored by REI. Thank you to REI for its sponsorship of iRunFar, which helps to make iRunFar happen and free for all to enjoy. Learn more about our sponsored articles. This article first appeared on sister website GearJunkie.]
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