Saucony Peregrine 11

10 Best Mud running shoes

Going off-road? Then you’ll need a specialist shoe – something that can cope with, and thrive in, the mud and bogs that are common on the trails when you trade the tracks for the roads. The best road running shoes for mud are a different breed to the shoes you run in on tarmac or roads.

One of the best parts about trail running, in my opinion, has to be how it challenges your mental and physical agility. Running off road means that you’re constantly reading and reacting to the terrain, either making subtle changes to your route or going road ballistic. Here are our top picks for 10 best mud running shoes.

Number 10

Salomon Speedcross 5

Salomon Speedcross 5

Inspired by the legendary SPEEDCROSS, designed for the everyday adventure, the new SPEEDCROSS 5 is leaner, lighter, and more comfortable. Do everything fast. With even more grip and a more dynamic upper, you will dominate every terrain. And with better stability and a refined look, you have never looked stronger.

The SPEEDCROSS 5 is a shoe for cross country and off-trail running. It has a lugged outsole, grippy Vibram Megagrip, low drop from the heel, and a quick lacing system. The primary material in these shoes is synthetic and mesh. The outsole helps the shoe to have durability and traction in different types of environments. The Salomon Speedcross 5 sport utility to hikers is the perfect companion for trail running and mountain adventures. The shoe features a more flexible construction with a wider platform that provides stability, breathability, and durability during mud running. The midsole foam allows for increased cushioning.

Experience the next level of Speed Cross performance with a more versatile, nimble, and powerful shoe. This redesigned midsole delivers more natural cushioning, while a lighter outsole delivers better traction for extraordinary durability. And no matter if you are a novice mud runner or a veteran speedster, negative/positive TPU framing on the upper has been redesigned to provide greater stability and power.

Salomon Speedcross 5
Salomon Speedcross 5

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Number 9

The WILD CROSS is a trail running shoe designed for runners who want maximum stability on uneven terrain. The shoe features Sensifit, Salomon’s lacing system that secures the midfoot as well as a lightweight yet durable EVA midsole to ensure comfort on long runs. The upper is made of water-resistant mesh and synthetic leather for durable support and traction, while the multi-directional lugs provide a superior grip on uneven ground.

The Wildcross lets you whip across the trail, coursing into new territory. This cross-country spike is built with a lightweight breathable mesh upper and Sensifit system to keep your foot securely in place. Soft, multi-directional lugs keep you clawing forward in muddy conditions, leveraging innovative technologies like outsole pods that reduce the drag on your foot for faster forward motion.

The shoe's mesh upper provides comfort and breathability, while the strike zone construction offers flexible support to limit overpronation. Other features include multi-directional lugs, a Quick lace fastening system, and a stabilizer shock absorber on the midsole. These trail shoes also include a lug pattern that gives you better contact with roots and rocks to help you stay upright.


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Number 8

Mudclaw G260

Mudclaw G260

Designed to make light work of all tough mud, the Inov8 MUD CLAW G 260 is a revolutionary shoe with graphene-enhanced technology. Carrying the world's toughest studs with 8mm spikes and Kevlar aramid fiber added to the tongue, this shoe will bring you endless satisfaction. These offer the ultimate grip over soft and wet ground, along with the agile feeling of a racing flat. This shoe is perfect for all-mountain obstacle races or ultra-challenge runs in muddy conditions.

Built for the toughest muddy mountain runs and obstacle course races, the world's toughest shoe is a leader in grip. A revolutionary blend of graphene-enhanced rubber gives the Mudclaw G 260 its incredible grip over soft and wet ground, while fearsome 8mm studs dig into anything and everything. The unique design allows mud to drain away from the toe so you can push ahead with total confidence on whatever terrain you find. Born to tackle the wildest of obstacle courses and wettest of mud runs, this new shoe is light, protective, and tough.

Graphene-enhanced rubber and 8mm studs make it the world's toughest grip over soft and wet ground. Made for the toughest muddy mountain runs and obstacle races, this shoe offers ultimate durability and stability with its Kevlar aramid fiber reinforced tongue. With huge lugs to dig into mud walls and 15mm lugs on the underside to grip slippery slopes, this shoe will give you maximum confidence.

Mudclaw G260
Mudclaw G260

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Number 7

Saucony Peregrine

Saucony Peregrine

When the trail gets rough, go with the Peregrine 11. This dedicated running shoe blends responsive cushioning with highly durable PWRRUN rubber for a lighter-weight, faster-molding design that supports each swift step. Built on a race-tested platform of PWRTRAC rubber lugs, it provides razor-sharp traction that bites into loose or wet surfaces for confident control. This shoe is built for the runner who does not need to sacrifice protection for speed.

Capable of tackling even the gnarliest terrain on or off the road, the Peregrine 11 is up to the challenge. The Peregrine 11 is designed to help you move fast and handle the roughest terrain. Its new upper material provides extra protection and durability for high-mileage runners searching for a fresh approach to distance training. It does not matter where you roam. From rugged trails to the concrete jungle, the Saucony Peregrine 11 is ready for your next adventure. Its lightweight mesh upper will protect your feet with every stride while providing breathability and a secure fit. A midsole made with rubber lugs will help you navigate any surface with ease, and a new split-toe design will give you a firmer grip to keep you balanced through every mile.

Put your confidence on the line with the responsive Peregrine 11. Built to engage the road, this shoe is designed to deliver a quick, agile ride with an, even more, protective upper. If you train on dirt, mud, or grass, Peregrines are ready for the job.

Saucony Peregrine 11
Saucony Peregrine 11

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Number 6

X-Talon 210

 X-Talon 210

The Inov-8 X-Talon 210 is an off-the-road specific shoe designed for running on soft and muddy terrain but also hard ground conditions. The X-Talon 210 has excellent traction due to its aggressive lugs which are also rounded at the edges to prevent you from being caught in any rock giving you better balance control. Made with GRIPTACK rubber these shoes ensure great grip when on wet or dry ground and are both lightweight and flexible with no compromising of durability or support.

For next-generation performance, the lower lugs are wider than the upper lugs for traction in slippery conditions. The upper lugs are designed for rocky or firm ground. An all-new integrated midsole provides improved stability and durability. The molded midsole reduces weight whilst the new scooped-out external heel design improves fit within your shoe and reduces mud build-up in an aggressive trail shoe fit. Made from Inov-8's own F-Lite 195 construction which uses strong sticky rubber and extremely lightweight layers, this shoe's TPU welded overlays provide strong protection on trails.

Built on an energy-efficient, lightweight construction with a sticky rubber outsole, it offers incredible traction on wet and muddy terrain. The number one choice of Fell Runners in Britain thanks to its sharp claws, great grip, and comfort underfoot.

 X-Talon 210
X-Talon 210

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Number 5

Salomon Sense Ride 3

Salomon Sense Ride 3

The Women's Sense Ride 3 from Salomon Running is ideal for all your trail adventures. This shoe combines elements from road-running to deliver comfort and soft cushioning. For extra grip and protection, it also comes packed with trail-specific features like a look with a raised mesh construction, a 3D TPU cage offering heel support, and a Contagrip outsole for increased traction on uneven surfaces.

Select your off-road adventure with the all-terrain SENSE RIDE 3, which channels Salomon road-running standards and trail adventure features into a comfortable running shoe. So, whether you are tackling the trails or city streets, persevere with the help of an EVA footbed, protective anti-debris mesh, and grippy Contagrip outsole.

The SENSE RIDE 3 is engineered with running in mind but designed with you in mind. From its natural ride to its streamlined comfort, you can know that it was made for your adventure. Salomon have taken the best features of most innovative running shoes and combined them with Salomon's expertise on rugged terrain. Designed for comfort and casual wear, its road-running inspired design makes it ideal for everyday wear with an easy slip-on and off the system. A perfect blend of road-running standards with trail-specific technologies that makes up the perfect trail shoe.

Salomon Sense Ride 3
Salomon Sense Ride 3

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Number 4

La Sportiva Lycan GTX

La Sportiva Lycan GTX

The Lycan GTX is made for running off-road in the wintry season. Developed to provide good traction, it features a hobnail pattern across the outsole as well as specific areas where extra grip is required thanks to an aggressive studying and skid-resistant rubber compound. The lightweight upper has been specially designed to offer high breathability, making it ideal for any temperature or weather condition.

The Lycan is a new, high-performing sneaker designed for road, trail, and running in winter conditions. For optimal traction, it has a series of hobnails in the midsole which ensure maximum grip on snow and ice. The shoe is equipped with a Gore-Tex Outdoor Comfort Footwear membrane to keep the feet dry and warm on wet or snowy days. Comfortable thanks to its blown rubber outsole, reinforcements located above the heel for increased stability during movement, and an ergonomic footbed designed to ensure exceptional comfort at all times, even when running long distances.

Built for tackling technical trails in difficult weather conditions and all-terrain adventure maxi-hiking, the Lycan GTX trail-running shoe delivers the winning comfort and support you need to step up your game

La Sportiva Lycan GTX
La Sportiva Lycan GTX

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Number 3

Mudclaw 300

Mudclaw 300

The Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 trail running shoe is designed to deliver the ultimate grip in mud through an aggressive outsole with a unique stud design that releases mud as quickly and efficiently as it grips to it. The 6mm drop also places the heel lower than the toe, replicating how we run, absorbing shock, and increasing stability.

Featuring an aggressive outsole with a unique stud design that releases mud as quickly and efficiently as it grips to it, the Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 allows you to run freely and comfortably. Featuring a sticky AquaGrip compound, studded outsole, and a contoured design, the Inov-8 Mudclaw is perfect for trail running. Made with an injection-molded EVA midsole which works to keep you cushioned and comfortable over any surface. With a weight of 247g and an 8mm drop, this shoe has a low-to-the-ground feel to help you achieve that perfect posture on even the toughest surfaces.

This shoe provides forefoot protection by creating a unique protective guard over the lugs. Additional protective features are provided by the Gore-Tex membrane and its waterproofness guaranteed for life. Run-on!

Mudclaw 300
Mudclaw 300

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Number 2

Salomon Speedcross 4

Salomon Speedcross 4

Salomon's Speedcross 4 hiking shoes for men provide a precise, comfortable, grippy, and stable footing in extreme conditions. These low-top hiking shoes include a breathable, waterproof leather and fabric upper that are designed with rubber lining on the heel to prevent slippage when walking up steep terrains. These durable hiking shoes feature Salomon's Aggressive Grip technology to maintain foot traction on slippery surfaces such as mud, snow, or wet rocks. The rubber sole of these mid-cut hiking shoes is designed specifically for comfort on uneven terrains.

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoe is built for speed and control on soft ground. An extended tread pattern made up of wide-spaced spikes provides extra grip while the stretch nylon upper with breathable mesh air vents keeps your feet cool and dry regardless of the conditions. It has a nubuck upper for support and a rubber sole with 10mm lugs for reliable traction over the mixed ground.

The Salomon Speedcross 4 trail running shoe is engineered for terrain and conditions you encounter on long fast runs. It features a sticky, non-marking Contragrip rubber outsole that bites into soft ground, while the midsole delivers comfort over long distances. The lacing system provides a precise fit, while the large TPU toe cap delivers protection from stubbing. The sole is lightweight and durable, yet the grip is aggressive on the soft ground thanks to flex grooves and lugs shaped according to the anatomy of the foot.

Salomon Speedcross 4
Salomon Speedcross 4

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Number 1

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6

Nike has improved the popularity of running shoes by using advanced cushioning, a stable midsole, and a simplified fit. The Wildhorse 6 is designed to take runners effortlessly from pavement to trails. It features a visible Gutter grip outsole for maximum on-trail traction, ultra-breathable mesh panels for targeted cooling, and a Nike Zoom XDR heel unit. The Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 utilizes technologies like Dynamic Flywire technology to wrap your foot in lightweight comfort. This shoe was created with stability in mind and a wide stride length so runners can easily cover ground.

The Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 running shoe is for aggressive distance running. It is lightweight, ultralight, and has an outsole made of modified Waffle technology for superior grip and traction. The Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 was built for all-terrain domination. Featuring a wilder look, this shoe takes on terrains from the trails to work to transitional periods—and back again. Designed to hug your foot, the full-length Nike Zoom Air unit provides responsive cushioning and springy impact protection around every turn.

Nike introduced its versatile, lightweight, and simple shoe in 2002 with the original Wildhorse. Now Nike brings you the Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 for any distance, any course.

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6
Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6

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