Best Selling Trail Running Shoes by Color – Winter 2017

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2018 is here, and with loads of new and innovative shoes coming to market, people are quick to forget about all the great shoes of 2017. We recently released our 2017 best-selling road lists, which took an in-depth look at our best selling colors and models of road running shoes at Running Warehouse, but road shoes are only one piece of the puzzle. So, we also took a look at our trail category. After compiling the data and excluding any clearance sales, we created a list of the trail running shoes (by color) that sold best during Winter 2017 (Q4).

On the men’s side, HOKA was the clear favorite and nearly swept the list with eight shoes in the top ten and eleven in the top twenty. The Challenger ATR 3 — the Clifton’s trail counterpart — took the top two spots and proved to be a versatile and reliable training option on a variety of trail surfaces. Other noteworthy shoes in the top ten include the Speedgoat 2, Stinson ATR 4, and Speed Instinct 2.

While the highly cushioned HOKAs stole the show, there was a wide variety of shoes styles that made an impact on overall shoe sales. The more minimal New Balance MT10 v1 ranked third, and the more protective Altra Timp came in at sixth. While Salomon didn’t have any shoe in the top ten, the brand showed strong overall numbers with the Sense Ultra and Sense Ride ranking eleventh and twelfth, respectively. The Speedcross 4 also just snuck onto the list at nineteenth, giving Salomon a total count of three shoes on the list.

On the women’s side, HOKA dominated once again with eight shoes making the top ten. HOKA swept the top five shoes with four individual colors of the Challenger going one through four, and the Speed Instinct 2 rounding out the fifth position. The only non-HOKA shoes to crack the top ten were the Altra Timp and the Saucony Peregrine 7.

Outside of the top ten, we saw other top sellers similar to the men’s list, like the New Balance WT10 v1 and the Salomon Sense Ride. The only big differences on the women’s list were the addition of several niche trail shoes, such as the Inov-8 X-Talon 200 and the La Sportiva Bushido.

Below are the full lists for the top twenty best selling* trail shoes in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Men’s Best Selling Trail Running Shoes – Q4 2017

Rank Shoe Model and Color MSRP
1. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Men’s Shoes Black/Orange 130.00
2. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Men’s Shoes True Red 130.00
3. New Balance MT10 v1 Men’s Shoes Black/Silver 115.00
4. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Men’s Shoes Black/True Red 140.00
5. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Men’s Shoes Black/Green 130.00
6. Altra Timp Trail Men’s Shoes Gray 130.00
7. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Men’s Shoes Citrus/Blue 140.00
8. HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR 4 Men’s Shoes Blue Coral/Red 130.00
9. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Men’s Shoes Grenadine/Green 140.00
10. HOKA ONE ONE Speed Instinct 2 Men’s Shoes True Red 130.00
11. Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Unisex Shoes Black/Racing Red 180.00
12. Salomon Sense Ride Men’s Shoes Navy Blazer/Marigold 120.00
13. Saucony Peregrine 7 Men’s Shoes Grey/Black/Lime 120.00
14. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Men’s Shoes Citrus/Blue 130.00
15. New Balance MT10 v1 Men’s Shoes Tornado/Orange 115.00
16. Altra Timp Trail Men’s Shoes Chive 130.00
17. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Men’s Shoes Blue/Orange 130.00
18. HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR 4 Men’s Shoes Griffin/Asphalt 160.00
19. Salomon Speedcross 4 Men’s Shoes Black/Black/Black 130.00
20. Altra Olympus 2.5 Men’s Shoes Black/Red 150.00

Women’s Best Selling Trail Running Shoes – Q4 2017

Rank Shoe Model and Color MSRP
1. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Women’s Shoes Navy/Spring 130.00
2. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Women’s Shoes Fuchsia/Pnk 130.00
3. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Women’s Shoes Deep Blue 150.00
4. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Women’s Shoes Peacoat 120.00
5. HOKA ONE ONE Speed Instinct 2 Women’s Shoes Peacoat 130.00
6. HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR 4 Women’s Shoes Asphalt 130.00
7. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Women’s Shoes Peacoat/Ceramic 120.00
8. Altra Timp Trail Women’s Shoes Orchid 120.00
9. Saucony Peregrine 7 Women’s Shoes Blue/Citron 130.00
10. HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR 4 Women’s Shoes Deep Blue/Blue 160.00
11. inov-8 X-Talon 200 Unisex Shoes Black/Grey 150.00
12. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Women’s Shoes Plum/Peacoat 115.00
13. Altra Timp Trail Women’s Shoes Blue 160.00
14. HOKA ONE ONE Speed Instinct 2 Women’s Shoes Blue Aster 120.00
15. Altra Timp Trail Women’s Shoes Lime 150.00
16. Saucony Peregrine 7 Women’s Shoes Grey/Berry 150.00
17. New Balance WT10 v1 Women’s Shoes Black/Blue 130.00
18. Salomon Sense Ride Women’s Shoes Blue/Grape 130.00
19. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Women’s Shoes Dubarry/Chili 150.00
20. La Sportiva Bushido Women’s Shoes Grey/Mint 160.00

*Rankings are based on each color being treated as a stand-alone shoe. Units sold on clearance have been excluded.


Connor, aka The Face of Running Warehouse, is our resident footwear guru and helps us keep a finger on the pulse of running trends and current events. A member of the local HOKA Aggies running team, Connor walks the walk, or should we say, runs the run.

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