New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi Trail V1 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Last updated: April 23, 2021

Whether you're running on the road or on an off-beaten path, this set of women's trail running shoes has you covered. Not only can they handle multiple terrains, but they also come with an EVA foam insert for extra support and comfort. There are five different styles to choose from in both narrow and wide sizes.

We looked at the top Women's Trail Running Shoes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Women's Trail Running Shoe you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Keep your feet from becoming sore when you run with this women's trail running shoe that's got an EVA foam insert for added comfort.

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the New Balance Fresh Foam Women's Trail Running Shoes placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We gave our well-loved Fresh Foam Arishi silhouette tough technology to prepare it for the trails. The women’s Fresh Foam Arishi Trail features the same soft comfort and versatile performance with features like an AT Tread dual lug outsole and a Toe Protect reinforced toe tip to help protect toes against rocks and debris. Plus, no-sew material application on the upper helps keep the fit feeling lightweight. The versatile AT Tread dual-use outsole combines both trail and lug designs for use on- and off-road, so you can head down the road less traveled and back again.

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

With a reinforced toe tip and AT tread dual-use outsoles, you’ll get protection from rocks, sticks, and other debris.
The shoe delivered sufficient grip on flat surfaces like the road, based on a number of comments from users.
The upper has protective elements that shield against sharp objects and irregular surfaces.

What reviewers didn't like

Most runners said it did not have sufficient arch support and footbed.
A few consumers have mentioned that the forefoot section has a tendency to uncomfortably bunch the toes together.
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