The Nike Trail running collection added another running shoe to its range, the Pegasus 36 Trail. With this new addition, there are now 3 different Nike trail running shoes to choose from, this comparison list is designed to help you find the right one for you based on the quick link questions below. All these Nike Trail running shoes offer Neutral support and weight is based on a size US (M) 10 shoe. Use the quick links below to jump to a Nike Trail running shoe. This list is updated when new Nike Trail shoes are released.
Which Nike Trail running shoes:
- are the LIGHTEST?
- have the LOWEST DROP?
- are the LEAST EXPENSIVE?
- are the MOST BREATHABLE?
- have the BEST GRIP IN THE WET?
- are the BEST ROAD/TRAIL HYBRIDS?
- are BEST FOR TRANSITIONING FROM ROAD TO TRAILS?
- are BEST FOR TECHNICAL TRAILS?
- are BEST FOR ULTRARUNNING?
- are BEST FOR BEGINNERS?
- are BEST FOR RACING?
- are BEST OVERALL?
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5
|Weight: 282g / 9.9oz||Drop: 4mm||Price: $130|
The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 is a lightweight trail running shoe for fast trail runs and racing. Nike has updated the outsole in this latest edition, for improved performance on wet terrain and variable trail conditions. The previous Terra Kigers were known for their grip on dry trail surfaces, but the Terra Kiger 5 now features a sticky midfoot rubber compound for improved traction on slick roots and rocks. It also happens to be Nike’s lightest trail running shoe and offers great protection. I would use the Terra Kiger’s on wet terrain also, due to their sticky mid-sole grip.
It has also been updated with a full React foam midsole, which delivers a smooth and responsive ride on hard trail surfaces, as well as a forefoot rock plate for protection from sharp rocks. This new midsole with a 4mm drop makes the Terra Kiger 5 a responsive shoe for technical trails too.
The mesh upper is flexible, breathable, and supportive with a snug lacing system that gives you a much needed comfortable and supportive fit for rocky and technical trail sections.
FULL REVIEW: Nike Terra Kiger 5 Review
RELATED READING: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running
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4 new from $139.95
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail
|Weight: 292.8g / 10.3oz||Drop: 10mm||Price: $130|
The Pegasus 36 Trail is also my top choice for ultramarathons. Pablo Villa Gonzalez won the extremely technical UTMB TDS 2019 (145km with 9100m positive gain) wearing the Pegasus 36 Trail. I ran the UTMB OCC in them in 2019 which saw me running for 10.5 hours, after which my feet still felt great.
I love the stretchy flywire cables in the lacing system. Having this extra layer of ‘stretch’ means that your feet will stay comfortable when they expand or contract due to body/environmental temperature fluctuations. This is something the other two shoes don’t have. The others don’t have the curved achilles heel support either. I particularly enjoy this feature as It allows for some over-striding when running fast downhills, without agitating my achilles. This in conjunction with its high-performance that has allowed me to gain PR’s all over the place so far this summer makes the Pegasus 36 Trail my favorite/best Nike Trail running shoes right now. It has also taken the crown on my Best Trail Running Shoes Ultimate Buyers Guide.
FULL REVIEW: Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review
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2 new from $233.85
Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 5
The Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 5 is an excellent trail running shoe that will keep you galloping over rough terrain. It has a breathable, multi-layer fabric upper to regulate the temperature within the shoe and also to allow water to drain through them. Like the other Nike Trail running shoes, the Wildhorse 5 also has a rock plate to help protect your feet from sharp rocks.
At $110, the Nike Wildhorse 5 are the cheapest Nike Trail running shoes which makes them a great entry level shoe for beginners who may want to step away from the roads to explore more trails.
|Weight: 300g / 10.6oz||Drop: 8mm||Price: $110|
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3 new from $109.95