These Top-Rated Brooks Trail Runners That Are 'Incredibly Grippy and Never Slip' Are Nearly $70 Off Right Now

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Think of trail running shoes as something of a hybrid between a hiking shoe and a running shoe. One of the leading brands in the space is Brooks, which offers a range of performance-minded trail running shoes with features to help runners go the distance and conquer uneven terrain at the same time.

Of its various trail running offerings, Brooks' Catamount style is especially lightweight and designed for shorter, speedy runs. Right now, REI has the Catamount 2 for $102, a $68 savings on this top-rated shoe. Some sizes are sold out, so it’s a good idea to act fast if you see yours.

Brooks Catamount 2 Trail Running Shoes, $102 (was $170) at REI


These shoes are packed with trail-specific features, including a grippy rubber tread on the outsole that helps runners navigate uneven terrain. The sneakers are designed for moderate terrain, and they have plates to help absorb shock from rocks and branches. The plate also adds a propulsive feeling for climbing hills. The mesh uppers are breathable, but feature a hydrophobic layer that keeps feet dry.

Shoppers were impressed with how the shoes handled uneven terrain, with one calling them "perfect for rocky trails," adding that they offered "great stability for the rugged rocky Texas trails." Another called them "truly an all-terrain shoe," adding that they’re "just as great for pavement, sidewalk, grass, etc."

Shoppers also appreciated the shoe for both trail running and hiking, with one writing, "The sole is incredibly grippy and never slips," adding that it "feels very natural and light" for trail running and "works great for all-day hiking." Another wrote, "I found this shoe to be comfortable enough to take on long runs or all-day hikes but still offer race performance for when you want to go fast."

Whether you’re looking for a lightweight shoe for trail running or a comfortable sneaker for all-day hikes, consider picking up the Brooks Catamount 2 for nearly $70 off.