Vazee Summit Trail

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Don’t just run off-road, run where few dare to go in the all-new Vazee Summit men’s trail running shoe. It has the three essentials needed for exploring mountain terrain comfortably: lightweight cushioning, flexibility and protection.

Vazee Summit Trail

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A RockStop plate and Toe Protect help keep out trail debris, while the lugged outsole is a must as you move through challenging terrain. Combined with REVlite cushioning for comfort and a sleek, streamlined fit, the men’s Vazee Summit has all you need to forget about your feet and focus on the view.
  • 10 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 10 mm drop are approximate
  • 3/4 Rockstop plate
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Hydrohesion rubber outsole
  • Toe protect
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    Average Rating


    18 Reviews

    83% of reviewers recommend this product

    Size 3 of 5

    Runs Small
    Runs Large

    Fit 3 of 5

    Runs Narrow
    Runs Wide

    Comfort 4 of 5


    Feb 1, 2017

    Excellent shoe

    - Stayton, OR

    "I love this shoe, it sticks to all the terrain no matter how wet or muddy it gets."

    Jan 21, 2017

    Solid Shoes

    - Bay Area, Ca

    "Been using these for the last 400-500miles (I have two pairs, but my original ones are holding up well after 300+mi). I run on fairly technical terrain and took these through the SF North Face Endurance Challenge 50K. I'm planning on taking them to a Sky Ultra as well. Grippy, light and durable. Can't complain. The only downside is that the drop is a little high. NOTE: I went with 2E. I find 2E works better on most shoes for long runs as it pretty much eliminates toe blisters for me, and has little effect on the feel."

    Jan 20, 2017

    NB lasts getting narrower

    - Kansas City MO

    "New Balance 7 EE fit OK ten years ago. Have watched them gradually narrow across many models. Will have to progress to EEE or EEEE."

    Jan 19, 2017

    You almost have it

    - Houston, Tx

    "Pros: Love the construction of the upper. Feels a bit like a racing flat. Really like the tongue being thin neoprene type of material. Sheds water well. Lugs are grippy enough for the mud around here. Cons: 11mm is way too much! Unnecessary. Drop that thing down a bit. The sole is a bit hard on the feet as well. You should make it softer ride but include a removable rockplate. Overall, I really like the shoe, just not for extended outings. Was hoping to use this a 100 miler coming up but that wont happen with these. I've been running in Altras for a year now as I don't like anything New Balance has put out since the demise of the MT110s."

    Dec 28, 2016

    Fantastic trail shoes

    - Boston

    "I love the summit trail. Great for short, medium and long run. Great comfort, solid grip, nice material. A must have in your collection."

    Dec 28, 2016

    shockingly narrow for a men's shoe

    "very disappointing. this shoe is super narrow for a men's shoe."

    Dec 20, 2016

    My Goto Trail Shoe

    - Lehigh Valley, PA

    "This is my second pair of Vazee Summits, and my first has over 300 miles on them. I used them for training as well as a number of trail races including 3 50K or longer efforts earlier in the Fall. The Summits are grippy, responsive and well built and give me a good deal of confidence regardless of what I'm running on. They are my favorite trail shoes and I can't wait to log more miles with them."

    Dec 17, 2016

    Good design, but uncomfortable

    - Seattle

    "The shoe looks great, but the design makes the vamp a bit too rigid. When you take too big of a step, the vamp folds in a way where it cuts into the top of your foot making it really uncomfortable until the shoe is really worn in."

    Dec 2, 2016

    Great Shoes

    - Chattanooga,TN

    "Pros: Very comfortable and great tread! Great airy shoe for Summer! They dry quickly after becoming wet! Cons: The color that looks gray on the site almost appears more blue in person. Not a good shoe for winter or rain, as they are very breathable and meshy."

    Oct 19, 2016

    upon further review

    - Phoenix

    "After another 50-60 miles and having run over more variety of terrain I'm even more impressed with these shoes. The traction on wet soil/debris while on a steep descent is amazing. I'm looking to buy my third pair(other 2 are nowhere near worn out). The only downside I've found is the laces. You will need to replace them or double knot them otherwise they come untied by just walking for about 10 minutes."

    Oct 2, 2016

    nice n' snug

    - Phoenix

    "I chose to order the Summit over the 910 and 1210 mainly due to price and was very pleasantly surprised. The Vazee line is pretty new and I haven't heard much about it. The Summit's are more form fitting than the 910 or 1210, which is an advantage with technical terrain. No medial posting but the midsole is dense enough for mild pronators. I used these at the Flagstaff 55k last weekend and they performed great, no hot spots, no tears, not even any debris in the shoe. I really like how light and quick they feel. The toe box has noticeably less head room than the 910 and 1210 which gives better awareness of how high I need to lift my foot to clear a rock or root. I have also determine that I like the feel of rockstop(in the Summit and 910) rather than N2(in the 1210) for extra protection from the trail."

    Jun 26, 2016

    Good enough for Dipsea!

    - Lafayette CA

    "I have been wearing a Vazee since last summer, and loved it for road races, so when I saw a trail version I was excited. I wore them a couple times training, and then wore them while running the Dipsea, for which they were perfect. Light enough for speed, great traction on various trails, and just enough support for difficult terrain. These wil be my go-to trail shoes!"

    Jun 19, 2016

    Use for OCR...Great tranaction and comfort...very lite for a trail shoe

    - wilkes, nc

    "great shoe...only recommendation is to put outlets at the base so water can run out easy."

    May 5, 2016

    Great Shoe!

    - Bonney Lake, WA, USA

    "It's taken me a long time to find a great technical trail shoe. This shoe has great traction and gives me good feedback. It's a little surprising how much cushion it has considering how much I can feel the trail. The only downside is that I seem to roll my ankle side to side more in these than my other trail shoes. I may just need to get used to them more. But the are really light and secure and give me all around confidence while running."

    May 2, 2016

    Great for Spartan/OCR races.

    - Collegeville, PA 19426, USA

    "I purchased these to use for my Spartan Races. I just finished the Vernon, NJ Spartan Beast and these shoes rocked! I did not slip once, rocks stayed out, water evacuated quickly, and mud literally fell off the shoes! The bright orange also helped my teammates find me when I went ahead. Overall, I am very satisfied with them, however they could use a bit more cushioning for a longer race."

    May 1, 2016

    Great trail shoe!

    - Castle Rock, CO, USA

    "I've taken the Vazee Summit on some serious miles the past couple of weeks in some adverse conditions and they performed flawlessly. I found them very comfortable and easy to click off the miles. They kind of disappear under you, and that to me, is a perfect trail shoe."

    Apr 29, 2016

    Lightweight, Neutral Trail Runner

    - Boston

    "FIT: This shoe actually fits true-to-size unlike many other New Balance shoes, which is a good thing. I'm a 10.5 in almost every other running shoe and a 10.5 in this trail runner. The fit is snug though as it uses an attached tongue/liner that wraps around your foot but is comfortable with no irritation after a few runs. CUSHIONING: I would say this is a medium cushioned shoe with good protection and a low amount of support. Perfect for shorter distance, faster paced runs and races over trails and rocky terrain. The rock plate and toe cap make it easy to run over sharp rocks and roots while the 10mm drop keeps it comfortable for traditional heel strikers. The shoe is flexible with no rigid arch support so it is better for runners with strong arches and calfs or should be used for short distances by runners with flat arches or overpronators. DURABILITY: I only have a few runs on these so the durability is to be determined. The outsole is lugged which provides good traction but this style tends to wear down quickly in my experience. But so far they still look and feel good with no manufacturing defects."

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Trail Racer is Here

    - USA

    "The Vazee Summit uses the RC1400 last, which is already well known by trail runners for it's precise fit qualities: low and wide toebox, snug midfoot, and cupped heel. The Summit goes beyond that and gives exceptional grip, a rockplate, and keeps it well under 10 oz. It's hard to find a better shoe to race trails in."

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