As the summer days drag on, a call to abandon the hot pavement for a more rugged terrain should have you scoping out a new set of trail runners to conquer any obstacle nature throws in front of you.

Think lightweight. Reinvented to be resilient on uneven paths and through slippery situations, a decent trail runner is supplied with an dynamic outsole that offers sufficient grip and traction without sacrificing a comfortable ride. Accordingly, brands have developed advanced lightweight technology, offering the same amount of support and durability as its predecessors, without carrying the extra pounds.

Like any running shoe category, there's a wide range of trail running options to choose from depending on your needed level of support, personal preference, and type of terrain you aim to tackle. Whether you are looking to take on Half Dome or simply be the king of your own hill, Sneaker Report offers the best suggestions to help take you the distance.

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