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10 Best Fell Running Shoes Reviewed & Fully Compared

last updated Dec 30, 2018
Unlike trail running, which already comes with its own fair number of hurdles, fell running ups the ante by taking away the one thing you can rely on in the wild: the trail. Every time you venture out, you go with nothing to guide your next move except your intuition. Your wits are all that’s out there to make certain your footing is sure, but that doesn’t mean a reliable pair of shoes can’t give you a hand. If you think you could be up for it, take a look at our selection of fell running shoes below and find a pair that will help you overcome whatever the great outdoors have to throw at you!

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Salomon Fellraiser
94.8/100 our score
Comfort
96
Durability
90
Outsole
97
Protection
96
Weight
95
Salomon Fellraiser
Why is it better?

One thing for sure, you’re going to love the combo of EVA-shaped footbed with EVA heel cup

Equally excellent traction for every terrain

Lacing contributes to an effective stability system

Toe-cap is very protective

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This update adds 4 new shoes that are great for fell running to our buying guide: the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 Trail, the Saucony Peregrine, the Adidas Skychaser, and the Altra Lone Peak. All of these products got good reviews and replaced others that were no longer meeting expectations.

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94.8
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93
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89%
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95%
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95%
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#3
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91.6
Comfort
94%
Durability
88%
Outsole
95%
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94%
Weight
87%
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89.4
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92%
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86%
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90%
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88%
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91%
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87.2
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87%
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84%
Protection
85%
Weight
85%
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86
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90%
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90%
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90%
Protection
85%
Weight
75%
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85.2
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89%
Durability
86%
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85%
Protection
81%
Weight
85%
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83.8
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83%
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81%
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85%
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80%
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90%
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82.4
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85%
Durability
86%
Outsole
81%
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85%
Weight
75%
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$200.00
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80.8
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81%
Durability
80%
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75%
Protection
80%
Weight
88%
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In Depth Review Top 10
  • Salomon Fellraiser
  • Altra Lone Peak
  • Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 Trail
  • Inov-8 X-Talon 212
  • Salomon Speedtrak
  • Saucony Peregrine
  • Mizuno Wave Hayate 2
  • Inov-8 Mudclaw 300
  • Adidas Terrex Skychaser
  • Saucony Xodus 4.0
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10 Best Fell Running Shoes

1. Salomon Fellraiser

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.8
Salomon Fellraiser
Comfort
96
Durability
90
Outsole
97
Protection
96
Weight
95
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Pros:

One thing for sure, you’re going to love the combo of EVA-shaped footbed with EVA heel cup

Equally excellent traction for every terrain

Lacing contributes to an effective stability system

Toe-cap is very protective

Cons:

The soles got separated after a few days of uses for very few of the users

France: the proud father of Salomon since 1947. In the mammoth sized selection of sportswear and sports equipment the Fellraiser Trail Running Shoe is the newest addition and to the avail of an overwhelming amount of users’ responses and feedback.

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Grip

A strong factor for efficient Fell running, this thoughtful French shoe design incorporates running technological innovation allowing the chevron lugs structured at 8mm's deep to smoothly work in conjunction with the balanced low heel. The lugs are housed by a Contagrip outsole which provides a strong base allowing the lugs to do their work and bite down firmly into Fell style surfaces regardless of surface weather conditions such as rain, snow or dry heat. Running uphill or down, the reliable shoe grip is consistent.

Quality

The shoe is extremely well built and very cautiously knitted to provide you with an assured adventurous racing. The ‘OrthoLite sock liner’ is added to restrain your feet from for any external shock and for providing unmatched cushioning.

Cost and Value

Well done to French innovative design. A good price for a very high performing, durable, attractive looking Fell shoe. Purchasing these represents a good investment. When compared to a Speedcross Outsole, the Chevron will most certainly last longer. Comprising a hard compound made from a specialist combination of rubbers, this Contagrip creation provides more than enough grip factor and is surfaced with a chevron pattern of lugs, the traction factor for soft surfaces is extremely impressive.

2. Altra Lone Peak

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Altra Lone Peak
Comfort
96
Durability
89
Outsole
95
Protection
95
Weight
90
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Pros:

Good traction

Gaiter attachment points

Wide toe box allows for better grip and control

Cons:

Durability issues

This offering works well for its intended purpose with its aggressive traction, lightweight, and breathable upper. It has a zero drop design and wide toe box which people absolutely loved, saying it helps them grip the trail so much better than in other shoes.

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Comfort and Durability

Users were happy with the comfort of this shoe, especially in the toe box, which is extra wide to allow your feet to better grip the ground as you run. There do seem to be some durability issues and that's a shame because otherwise, this is a near-perfect running shoe for fell running and other off-road activities.

Protection and Weight

This option gives you good protection from just about whatever you encounter while running, and actually has gaiter attachment points if you want to maximize your protection with running gaiters. A pair of these weighs 9.7 ounces, which is about middle of the pack when it comes to the shoes on our list.

Outsole

Altra uses a really cool design for the outsoles of their trail running shoes. They call it MaxTrack and it features specially shaped knobs that extend the effective traction of the shoe for when you're on variable, hilly terrain.

3. Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 Trail

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91.6
Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 Trail
Comfort
94
Durability
88
Outsole
95
Protection
94
Weight
87
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Pros:

Great cushioning

Very comfortable

Excellent for runners with knee or back pain, or plantar fasciitis

Cons:

Runs small

Customer service is lacking

Because of its high level of cushioning this shoe is great for heavier runners and/or those suffering from lower back or knee issues. The upper also gives a lot of support to hold your feet in place as you run on variable terrain, and most users felt they were very durable as well.

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Comfort and Durability

This brand is known for the high level of cushioning and comfort in their products and the Challenger holds up to that reputation. They have a high level of quality and fit and finish, and users felt they were durable although we did find a few mentions of issues with the uppers.

Protection and Weight

The extra thick cushioning in these keep your feet safe from rocky landings and impacts. At just 9 oz. this shoe is pretty light despite its high level of cushioning.

4. Inov-8 X-Talon 212

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89.4
Inov-8 X-Talon 212
Comfort
92
Durability
86
Outsole
90
Protection
88
Weight
91
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Pros:

A sleek designed shoe with extraordinary traction, no matter how advanced the terrain

The best pick for ‘obstacle course racing’

The soft rubber lugs’ grip the foot really well

Well designed heel area

Cons:

The fit is little narrow which may pause a threat for people with wider feet

A non-negligible portion of cleats was damaged for some users.

Inov-8 X-Talon 212. Inov-8 people are really smart. They know what crazily adventurous people need exactly to scale a hill or compete for an adventurous riding and this ‘Talon 212 Trail Running Shoe’ is their brainchild.

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Quality

In the midsole area, there is injected EVA while the forefoot is of a Meta-flex groove. One more genius addition in this range is, ‘Off-trail aggressive studs’ which keeps the traction in extremely moist, muddy or slippery terrain.
In terms of durability, this shoe is in the ultimate league, no matter what the conditions, the shoe works
Upper is mega durable, lightweight and engineered to be durable with good protective qualities. A shoe tongue which easily serves the purpose and pulls those laces tight to feel the tight shoe fit which gives the midfoot ample security.

Upper and midsole

These shoes have an exceptionally good water drainage system for those times when a runner strides through very wet surfaces, any water entering can quickly drain so your feet do not feel waterlogged. The upper is very durable and boasts a strong mesh construction on the front upper. It also provides good cushioning for long mileage and being a low profile shoe providing a responsive feel for the foot. Low and very responsive, offering the right depth of cushioning.

Cost and Value

The price is not set with the intention of being super affordable, but if your passion for quality makes you place itself on the top priority list, go ahead and try them for yourself.

5. Salomon Speedtrak

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.2
Salomon Speedtrak
Comfort
95
Durability
87
Outsole
84
Protection
85
Weight
85
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Pros:

Comfortable

Excellent traction with a lugged sole

Storage compartment in the tongue

Quality build

Good ventilation

Lightweight

Cons:

Toe box may be too narrow

Salomon brings the high quality that runners have come to expect in their Speedtrak, a fell running shoe that is as stable as it is reliable. These shoes will help you get up, grip, and go on to conquer any trail you set your sights on.

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Comfort

The Salomon Speedtrak is a shoe designed for running with comfort and certainty. These shoes contain injection molded padding for superior comfort. The shoe fits snugly to maintain comfortable and stable wear, with perhaps a slightly smaller than optimal toe box. Where the Speedtrak really excels is instability. From toe to heel this shoe is meant to keep your feet in top form and correctly aligned. Speedtrak also is built with its treads low to the ground to maintain a stable heel drop without sacrificing anything essential to a good fell running shoe.

Grip

Any good fell running shoe should have noteworthy grip, since it is a staple need of anyone pursuing this particularly challenging style of trail running. Once again this is a category where Salomon Speedtrak delivers-- hands down. Its tough tread is studded with thick lugs which grip all sorts of surfaces, both wet and dry so that each step you take is just as sure as the last.

Cost and Value

On the lower tier of cost for shoes in this category and will meet all of a fell runners needs, the Salomon Speedtrak is a good buy for certain.

6. Saucony Peregrine

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86
Saucony Peregrine
Comfort
90
Durability
90
Outsole
90
Protection
85
Weight
75
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Pros:

Amazing traction

Comfortable

Sleek design

Works great as a hiking shoe

Cons:

Outsole is heavier than previous model

These shoes get excellent marks for their high level of traction, which is one of the best on the market. They really do work well for the purposes of this buying guide, and users loved them as an all-around great off-road running shoe.

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Comfort and Durability

Users didn't have a lot to say one way or the other about how comfortable this shoe is, but they were really blown away by the traction and couldn't talk about much else, although we did find some positive reviews about this factor and zero negative ones. Most users found these to last well into the 250+ mile range a good running shoe should last, although there were a few comments about durability issues with the outsole, specifically the tread knobs coming off.

Protection and Weight

These have a heavy-duty outsole to protect against sharp rocks and other debris you may encounter on or off the trail, and a lot of people use these as hiking shoes and love them. A pair weighs 10 oz. in women's and 11.3 oz in men's.

Outsole

The sole of this shoe was just redesigned for this model, which has increased the weight but also the comfort of the shoe on the trail as well as it's durability. Saucony puts its PWRTRAC traction system to good use here, and it's grip was the number one factor that users of this shoe

7. Mizuno Wave Hayate 2

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85.2
Mizuno Wave Hayate 2
Comfort
89
Durability
86
Outsole
85
Protection
81
Weight
85
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Pros:

Excellent cushioning that doesn’t let the feet feel any stress even in hill picks

They are praised for being extremely lightweight, ventilated and with fantastic traction

Lightweight to improve performance

Excellent grip to increase stability

Cons:

Few users find it too much flat

Mizuno has always been a good pick out of the footwear section because of its consistent world-class quality. The Mizuno Wave Hayate 2 has created a buzz among the passionate runners by its exceptional multi-terrain features. Let’s find out more about what they have added!

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Comfort

Let’s start with the high-quality synthetic fabric along with its vegan imported rubber sole which restrains the shoe from wearing away even after vigorous running through uneven surfaces. Next three features I’m going to discuss are the breathable and comfortable lace up vamp, lightweight synthetic upper sole, and Heel-cradling Concave Wave design. These features keep your feet breathable, dry, ventilated and comfortable too for which the audacious mountains or the moist morass, nothing at all will be able to put down your zest. Shoe material achieves a natural stretch and is enabled through the inclusion of Dyna-Motion Fit which also serves towards preventing heel buckling.

Protection

The shoes protective qualities are great breathability, nice cushion, high flexibility when needed and a strongly constructed shoe which can take on the various challenges thrown up by Fell running. If you want to feel protected, the tech engineered into this shoe is extensive and will serve your needs.

Cost and Value

This shoe is brought to market for buyers with any budget. There is a colossal number of its models for different price ranges. Go and find yours today if you wish to. You won't find it an issue to do so.

8. Inov-8 Mudclaw 300

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.8
Inov-8 Mudclaw 300
Comfort
83
Durability
81
Outsole
85
Protection
80
Weight
90
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Pros:

The traction is something that you are surely going to fall in love with

It’s too lightweight to feel like you are carrying some extra burden

Breathable mesh to keep your feet dry and ventilated

Perfect grip to maximize stability

Cons:

The availability concerns the users

When vibrant colors are only to stand for your flamboyant soul, when an athlete's running is not only limited to some rocks and hills but to impassion their throbbing disposition, then this chic fell shoe from Inov-8 is a must for your wardrobe.

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Comfort

The Precision Fit, for which this model is adored so much, is mandatory for any fell running shoe. Next, to speak about the overall material- there are two base materials: the synthetic textile and the imported rubber sole. In the upper sole, the presence of breathable mesh keeps the foot well ventilated and dry at all times; the importance of a hygienic dryness while running through extremely hot or humid terrain is in no need for explanation.

Grip

This shoe model retains its famous lugs at 8mm, sporting a drop of 6mm creating a double-crown. Excellent traction in muddy and/or wet grass slopes. You are surely going to love is the mud claw lugs in the outsole portion. Let the mud and morass stay on the road, not on your shoe.

Cost and Value

The lowest price of this range is very affordable where the higher ranging models are perfect for professional runners only. Moreover, the shoes are lightweight in comparison to its exceptional off-road running qualities.

9. Adidas Terrex Skychaser

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.4
Adidas Terrex Skychaser
Comfort
85
Durability
86
Outsole
81
Protection
85
Weight
75
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Pros:

Waterproof

Breathable

Excellent grip

Very comfortable

Cons:

Outsole may not be as durable as previous model

This option has great traction and a Gore-Tex upper so it's both breathable and waterproof, making it perfect for fell running. Reviewers raved about the comfort of this shoe, and it comes from a company that's famous for their quality athletic apparel.

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Comfort and Durability

When it comes to comfort these are one of the best on our list. The speed lacing system works well and doesn't pinch like some similar systems do, and the lining is soft and comfortable. Durability is good for these, although some question how well the outsole will hold up as it seems softer than in the previous version.

Protection and Weight

These have a heavy-duty outsole to protect against rocky landings. Some people felt it was too stiff, but that's exactly what you want in this type of shoe. These weigh 325 g or 11.5 ounces in the men's version and 289 g or 10.2 ounces in the women's version which does make them one of the heavier options we chose.

Outsole

The bottoms of these shoes feature rubber from Continental, the famous tire manufacturer. They created this rubber especially for Adidas and customers have raved about how grippy it is.

10. Saucony Xodus 4.0

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80.8
Saucony Xodus 4.0
Comfort
81
Durability
80
Outsole
75
Protection
80
Weight
88
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Pros:

The fit and the comfort is very good

Effective toe protection

Excellent grip

Light in weight

Cons:

The ‘max cushion’, isn’t vividly present in this model

When a company that was established 118 years ago is placed at the top of sportswear and sports equipment even to this day, then it may just have something within it that the other enterprises may not be blessed with. Let’s see if by reviewing the features of the Saucony Xodus 4.0 we can catch on to what this defining quality may be.

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Quality

The Gaiter compatibility is an important thing to consider in regard to this shoe’s durability. The Xodus 4.0 Running Shoe has been provided with a number of other unique features like its ComfortLite moulded foam sock liner, External Bedrock Outsole rock protection plate, PowerGrid heel insert and Vibram XS-Trek outsole. Yes, the features are indeed noticeably more in number as you may see with a lot of other contemporaries.

Grip

Great exceptional grip from the lug system for trail mud surfaces and can additionally provide good traction grip via multiple directional lugs, even on a road surface.

Cost and Value

The price is not at all surprisingly low, but it isn't in any way overpriced either. We know a runner who appreciates quality really doesn’t think twice to spend for a shoe that very much deserves to be on your feet.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Comfort

For this comparative criteria, we particularly looked at the cushion effect in conjunction with state of the art incorporated shoe technology. How do the shoes perform on long Fell trail runs? we wanted to know which shoes provide impact protection and how the level of protection compared to our top shoe selection.
We compared the different type of foot support being offered for foot arches and heels and the size of the toe boxes, different lacing and shoe strap system for locking down the foot for stability.
We looked at and compared the levels of breathability being offered by different shoe brands. How well do the shoes perform for keeping out water and how well do the shoes drain water and dry out, do the shoes protect the foot and shoe from damage by sharp objects.

Durability

We looked at and compared the different shoe technology and materials incorporated into the shoe to provide durability while staying with quality. Cheap construction materials can have a nice visual effect but the truth is that cheap reflects a lack of durability. Forsaking quality in an attempt to keep down the market price of the shoe will, of course, result in a shoe with a short-term durability.
If the need for quality and durability are put aside when a brand constructs a shoe the runner will find that he/she can encounter many types of unwanted problems while taking a ride on a Fell trail, we compared the shoes to see how well the need for reliability in terms of durability had been factored into the construction of the shoe.

Protection

A shoes overall firmness contributes most to its protection, you don’t want it to bend in ways that your foot shouldn’t be. It is also important to consider if the shoe contains a rigid rock plate, which can save you from some more severe injuries. To a lesser extent, we also want to look at the shoe’s shocks and their ability to absorb not only the weight of your stride but the impact of any slips, trips, or falls. Just because you land on your feet doesn’t mean it won’t take it out of you.

Weight

Weight is a factor that rarely plays in a shoe’s favor. Rather we consider what does the shoe have to offer in exchange for its weight. Is its weight properly justified by the utility of the shoe? Did the designers do a proper job making sure that every extra ounce was necessary? These are the questions we need to ask.

Outsole

Easily the most important design aspect of any fell running shoe is its outsole. The outsole is the part of these shoes that undergo the greatest amount of stress, since they are required to withstand harsh running surfaces while also providing the wearer with stability and a solid underfoot grip. Higher rankings have been given to products that have well-made outsoles that implement materials such as Gore-Tex and Vibram, as well as their resistance to inclement weather conditions.

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Start Slow

When trail running or fell running, you really shouldn't just jump right into it if you don't have any experience. These are incredibly dangerous activities that run the risk of causing severe injuries if you aren't careful. The best course of action is to practice on less technical trails and paths with the aid of a more experienced partner.

Keep Them Clean

Although your fell running shoes are likely to become very dirty, it's important to make the effort to keep them clean. It's not a big deal if your shoes have a bit of mud or dirt on them, but it can become a big deal if these materials are caked onto the sides and underside of your shoes since it can lead to decreased effectiveness. Make sure to keep your shoes in top running condition!

Other Factors to Consider

Value

We looked at and compared the cost factors, what exactly does the runner get in terms of value for money measured against the overall performance and lifespan of the shoe.

Effectiveness

A fell shoe needs enough give to make sure your foot can grip unstable surfaces but needs to be firm enough to not fold and prevent possible injury. Without having the proper balance of these features, you simply aren't going to have as effective of a run while wearing them, even if they use some of the best materials in their construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Is there one definitive shoe which is perfect for all fell running conditions?
a:

The short answer to this question is no. There is no perfect shoe, or more accurately there is no perfect fell shoe for one person. Perfection for this type of thing is subjective. It all depends on where you take the shoes out; where you like to run. Somewhere with especially uneven terrain may require something more flexible. Run in a humid or damp area? You’ll need a shoe that is more moisture resistant. We are confident you will find fell shoes that are perfect for you and your running needs specifically, but no shoe, fell or not, will universally fit all needs.

q: I run long distance fell competitively during the summer, what should I look for in a fell shoe sole?
a:

Generally, while running fell in the summer your biggest concern is going to be traction. Either you run in a low moisture area in which case you will have to deal with a lot of dust and surfaces that are hard cracked and hard to gain grip in. Or you have a high moisture area, and now your concern is mud and muck, traction still being the primary issue. You’ll want to consider shoes with a tough rigid sole and reliable hardy studs that can grip, pull, and yank you through anything you might come across.

q: What should I look for in a shoe for fell training and racing during the winter months?
a:

Running during any one particular season is not harder or easier than any others, they simply present different challenges. The biggest issue runners who face the cold weather is long-standing snow and ice. While reliable grip and durability are always helpful in a fell running shoe, what you’ll want most while fell running in winter is moisture resistance. Accumulating water in your shoe won’t only weigh you down but it will likely affect your temperature and force you to cut an otherwise productive run short.

q: I have arch problems, will I be ok for fell running?
a:

Arch support isn’t generally too limiting as it is a fairly common problem amongst runners. You should be able to find fell running shoes with appropriate arch support to allow you to run unconcerned. If you are having a particularly difficult time finding proper support consider supplementing the arch support of your shoe with therapeutic socks or supportive gel inserts.

q: Which terrains are most challenging for fell runners?
a:

All regions and types of terrain present their own set of challenges. Hills and woodlands with loose earth and rocks that make a difficult footing for sure, but its the weather that has the potential to be the most difficult factor of fell running. Weather can make the terrain you encounter slick and muddy, making it difficult to gain traction. If you are planning on running on a new trail then it probably is a smart idea to check for available information on the area.

q: What are the possible hidden dangers fell running presents?
a:

There are many possible risks when you are running in nature. Sudden inclement weather, dangerous animals, and unstable terrain just to name a few of things a fell runner should be prepared for. Making sure to wear appropriate clothing is a must for any athlete navigating areas of unpredictable weather. If you are looking for peace of mind when your concern is wild animals then there are foggers and deterrent sprays to keep you safe. When preparing for the loose and slippery terrain you will want to make sure to either run with people or a partner. Other options include making sure to let people know where you will be and when or using equipment that allows people to track your location.

q: Is there anything I can do about developing blisters while fell running?
a:

Blisters are a challenge most runners will have to face but can prove especially problematic for fell runners. Have to deal with hot spots or blisters while in the middle of the wilderness is not only difficult but can prove to be especially concerning if you end up stranded or stuck. Proper socks and moisture control as well as certain tapes, wraps, and bandages can be helpful preventative or treatment measures. Any injury or impairment should be something to seriously consider in terms of risk before you head out fell running since any help you might need will likely be miles away.

Sources

  1. The Guardian - The Running Blog, The Guardian, Running blog,
  2. Wild Running, Wild Running, Trail/fell running publication,
  3. I Run Far, I Run Far, Running publication,
  4. The 5k Runner, The 5k Runner, Running Publication,