Ruy Ueda and Sandrine Christin run near Mt. Fuji in Columbia Montrail gear. Video link.
NOTHING BEATS A TRAIL.
As the original trail running brand, Montrail
has been making award-winning footwear since
1982, and partnering with Columbia since 2006.
Last spring, Columbia merged its pioneering
spirit with Montrail’s iconic fit, construction,
and technologies to bring you a new era of
world class running gear.

The Spring 2018 collection elevates our reputation
on the trail with new footwear innovation, original
velocity equipment, and race-day layering options
for all-weather trail running. This full head-to-toe
performance line is designed for the elite athlete
and any runner with a passion for the trail.
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ADVANCED CUSHIONING
Runners' hip-down image, wearing cushioned running shoes.
A smooth ride from road to trail.
Pure foam technology is built into every shoe we make. Designed to cushion your foot throughout the gait cycle, its highly flexible and responsive qualities allow you to take on a variety of surfaces and easily transition from road to trail.
fluid foam.
Advanced cushioning. Versatile midsole with smooth-riding compression-molded cushion support for road or trail. Deep flex grooves for flexibility. Multi-surface terrain.
An illustration of pearl foam and fluid foam midsole.
A skier (Troy Murphy) in Columbia gear prepares to ride a snowmobile from camp.
Our latest multi-terrain innovation: visibly different cushioning. The characteristics of PearlFoam™ utilize the eTPU’s ability to compress upon contact for soft cushioned landings, but quickly push back to their original shape for optimal toe-offs.
Outsole with Pearl Foam midsole showing through.
Image of a man's leg an foot wearing running shoes in the woods.
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL SUPPORT
Adapting to uneven surfaces.
Midfoot torsional rigidity is essential when running on uneven and changing surfaces. A stability platform helps reduce over pronation (inward rolling of the foot while running) and keeps the gait straight during transition, while not over-controlling the motion of the foot.
A skier (Troy Murphy) in Columbia gear prepares to ride a snowmobile from camp.
Cushioning midsole. Provides multi-directional support and impact absorbing extensive cushioning to smooth out the trails ahead.
Build Guide illustration.
A skier (Troy Murphy) in Columbia gear prepares to ride a snowmobile from camp.
Forefoot support. Increases midfoot torsional rigidity and strength and provides tough, puncture-resistant forefoot protection.
Close-up of Trail shield forefoot protection.
Image of a foot wearing running shoes in the forest.
MULTI-SURFACE TRACTION
A woman and a man trail running in a forest.
The grip that won't quit.
You never know what's around the next bend when you're running. Uneven terrain, mud, rocks, loose dirt or gravel. Heel and forefoot rubber traction zones with 3-point lugs keep you sure-footed and upright no matter what.
A skier (Troy Murphy) in Columbia gear prepares to ride a snowmobile from camp.
More grip, less slip. Sticky carbon rubber and multi-directional tetrahedral lug design delivers aggressive wet/dry traction across all surfaces.
Illustrated map of Alaska with the area around Valdez marked with an X.
A hip-down image of a man running in a canyon.
RACE-DAY LAYERING
Ruy Ueda trail running in Japan.
Sandrine Christin trail running in Japan.
COOL, DRY, AND PROTECTED
Lightweight and comfortable, our trail running apparel and original velocity equipment is designed to keep you cool, dry, and protected from dawn to dusk, in every possible condition.
Whether jackets, shirts, shorts, tights, or hydration pack vest, this collection is designed to help you take on the elements with technologies like OutDry™ Extreme breathable waterproofing, Omni-Freeze™ ZERO sweat activated cooling, Omni-Wick™ moisture management, and Omni-Shade™ Sun Deflector. Now you can forget what you're wearing and concentrate on logging the next mile.
FIND THE RIGHT TRAIL RUNNING SHOE
Depending on where you're running, your shoe needs to adapt to varying surfaces and conditions.
UTMB runners in Mont-Blanc.
ICONIC TRAIL RUNNING IN THE HEART OF THE ALPS
The UTMB® is one of the most challenging and most recognized trail running events in the world. It features five main races—including the flagship 166-kilometer Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc—and thousands of participants running through the stunning landscape of three countries in the Mont Blanc region before finishing in Chamonix. In 2017, Columbia Montrail’s trail running gear was tested tough by UTMB athletes.
Ruy Ueda and Sandrine Christin running in Tokyo.
TESTED TOUGH FROM SIDEWALK TO SUMMIT IN TOKYO
Epic adventures are closer than you might think. Sometimes all it takes is an intrepid spirit, some all-weather apparel, and a pair of road-to-trail running shoes. That's the challenge that lay ahead for Ruy Ueda and Sandrine Christin when they agreed to test our latest Columbia Montrail road-to-trail running gear from the neon cacophony of the world's largest city to the serene wilderness atop Mt. Nabewari.
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