Best Waterproof Running Shoes 2022

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Wet, cold feet can ruin a run. A waterproof shoe can be the perfect solution to your freezing toes’ woes. Particularly if you are running in the snow, a waterproof shoe is great because it will keep the cold and moisture outside and your feet toasty warm.

These shoes also offer more protection for your feet with water-resistant materials such as GORE-TEX keeping the water and snow on the ground where it belongs.

Waterproof running shoes are made as both road and trail shoes. For the road shoes, not only are they waterproof, but they can sometimes have the added bonus of extra reflective elements or additional grip to help you log your miles regardless of weather conditions. There are waterproof options for running whether you prefer either a neutral or stability shoe as well. For trail running, waterproof shoes can help with muddy or slick runs as well as keep your feet warm when there is snow on your favorite trail.

There are a couple of tradeoffs when it comes to waterproof shoes. The first is that, although the outside is waterproof, if you are going through creeks that are knee high, they will not prevent the water from getting into your shoes. Then the same great material that keeps water out, will also slow drainage. The second is that they are not as breathable. This can be a benefit for cold winter running, but your feet can get hot if the weather is warmer. Finally, waterproof shoes tend to be heavier than their non-waterproof counterparts. The additional protection on the shoes comes with additional weight.

Whether you are traversing muddy trails or pounding slushy pavement, we’ll help you find the perfect waterproof shoe for you.

Best Neutral Road Waterproof Shoes

Best Stability Road Waterproof Shoes

Best All Terrain Waterproof Shoes

Best Trail Waterproof Shoes

{This article is part of the Fleet Feet Buyer's Guide for The Best Running Shoes 2022. Find all the best running shoes from the top brands for all situations.]

Best Neutral Road Waterproof Shoes

Brooks Ghost 14 GTX - best everyday trainer for running in the rain

All of the factors that make the Brooks Ghost 14 one of the best and most versatile running shoes can also be found in the Ghost 14 GTX —it is soft, cushioned and comfortable. Brooks added a lightweight GORE-TEX® Invisible Fit membrane bonded directly to the upper for a light, flexible fit. Great for running in the rain and through puddles, the Brooks Ghost 14 GTX will keep your feet warm and dry.

Saucony Ride 14 Runshield - best for running in the snow

This eye-catching shoe is as comfortable as it is stylish. Saucony used a water-resistant upper and added a thermal layer to make it the perfect shoe to run through the snow during the colder weather months. The extra reflective highlights also help visibility when daylight is low. Finally, the COLDTRAC outsole helps with traction when the ground is wet or slippery.

On Cloud 5 Waterproof - best for wearing around town

Whether you are running or walking around town, rain won’t stop you in the On Cloud Waterproof. On specially engineered the mesh in these shoes to keep the rain and wind out of your shoes. The unique cloud elements will cushion your midsole making this a great athleisure shoe. Plus, this shoe has reflective details to keep you visible even under the thickest cloud cover.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Runshield - best for speedwork and racing

Saucony made a lightweight, responsive shoe that is waterproof, reflective and looks really cool? Although it sounds too good to be true, it exists in the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Runshield. This shoe contains Saucony’s SPEEDROLL technology with a nylon plate to give you a propulsive, fast shoe that is light enough to race in but durable enough for those everyday miles. The PWRRUN PB cushioning provides great energy return, so you can dash through the rain with ease. Saucony added a thermal layer in the runshield version to keep your feet toasty warm. Finally, the upper in this shoe is sublimated and doesn’t contain the same 3D printed overlays as the regular Saucony Endorphin Speed 2, so it is just and lightweight and is the exception to the “waterproof is heavier” rule.

Best Stability Road Running Waterproof Shoes

On Cloudflyer Waterproof 2.0 - best cushioned stability shoe

The perfect combination of cushion and stability, the On Cloudflyer Waterproof 2.0 will keep you running through any weather condition. This Swiss engineered shoe has Helion foam and CloudTec pods to give your foot cushioning when it needs it. The lightweight, breathable and flexible waterproof membrane is 100% waterproof and windproof. They also added reflective details for running in low light conditions. With a wider outsole and added support in the midfoot, this is a great shoe for training in any condition.

Saucony Guide 14 Runshield

The Alpine-inspired Saucony Guide 14 Runshield is the perfect stability shoe for running in the snow. The bright and bold shoe has an added thermal layer and water-resistant upper to make sure that your feet stay toasty warm and dry. Plus, it has extra reflective details to make you visible to other road users in the dark.

Saucony used a COLDTRAC outsole to help with traction when the ground is wet or slippery, and a TPU guidance frame creates more durability on the medial side of the shoe, which makes it more stable for runners who overpronate. The PWRRUN cushioning system used in the Guide 14 Runshield provides a snappy, yet cushioned ride as you run through the powdery white snow.

Best All Terrain Running Shoes

HOKA Challenger ATR 6 GTX - Best All Terrain Running Shoe

The HOKA Challenger ATR 6 GTX is perfect for running in any weather, on any surface. Go ahead and run the roads to the trails with this all terrain shoe. The GORE-TEX bootie upper will make sure your feet stay warm and dry in the rain, mud and snow.

The early stage Meta-Rocker and EVA cushioning will have you running up and down hills with comfort and ease. The lugs are closer together to give you more grip on uneven or slick terrain so you can run on roads and easy to moderately technical trails in the HOKA Challenger ATR 6 GTX.

Best Trail Waterproof Shoes

On Cloudventure Waterproof 3.0 - best for mid-distance runs

Run through the mud, snow or rain in the On Cloudventure Waterproof 3.0. This shoe has everything you need to tackle the trails in all types of weather conditions. On’s 100% waterproof membrane that is flexible and breathable to help your foot move freely over uneven surfaces. The Mission grip outsole combines grip patterns to prevent slippage from occurring. The split-design Speedboard and narrower midfoot allows for extra torsion so your feet flow over roots and rocks. Go straight through the puddles in the Cloudventure Waterproof 3.0.

Brooks Cascadia 16 GTX - best everyday trail shoe

The Brooks Cascadia 16 GTX is a great waterproof option for the beginner or experienced trail runner alike. Brooks added more cushion to the Cascadia to make it even more comfortable and changed the rock plate to improve the range of motion. The lightweight GORE-TEX Invisible Fit membrane is bonded directly to the upper for a light, flexible fit that keeps your feet warm and dry. The rubber outsole is perfect for those muddy runs with deep, widely spaced lugs that grip on slick surfaces without having mud clog them up.

HOKA ONE ONE Anacapa GTX - best hiking shoe

New to the Hoka shoe collection, this hiking shoe has everything you need. HOKA has taken their classic cushioning and geometry and combined it with the rugged durability of GORE-TEX and waterproofed leather to create a great hiking boot. They even have both a mid-rise and low cut option to fit your hiking shoe preferences. With its vibram outsole and plush cushioning, get ready for some epic hiking adventures in the HOKA ONE ONE Anacapa GTX.

How We Picked the Best Waterproof Shoes

We chose the best waterproof running shoes by poring over the details of each model. Through wear testing, interviews with shoe designers and professional athletes, and our own fit id® data, we chose the shoes we think will work best for most runners in most situations.

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