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Trail sneakers have been big amongst industry insiders for quite some time now but, because of the dominance of chunky, high-end sneakers and the usual hyped collaborations that Nike, adidas, and co. churn out, they haven’t gotten much love from the average sneakerhead.

We’re hoping to change that and get you on the trail sneaker hype before any of your friends with this short and specially curated shopping guide.

What was once deemed the quintessential form-before-function dad shoe has metamorphosed into a streetwear staple. Yes, trail kicks, with their vice-like grip and waterproof fabrics, are practical as hell but nowadays they often look dope, too.

Brands like Salomon have done high-end collaborations, while the likes of Balenciaga have also jumped on to the trail sneaker bandwagon (as evidenced by their FW18 show below).

Included in our list of trail sneakers are offerings from adidas, HOKA, and trail sneaker king Salomon among others.

Scroll through our selection and let us know what you picked up in the comments.

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