Pavement pounding's a good way to stay in shape when the dirt is buried in snow, but trail running is really where it's at. Even when it's wet, cold, muddy, and snowy, The North Face's Ultra MT GTX Women's Trail Running Shoe will keep your feet happy, thanks to a waterproof and breathable Gore Tex membrane. It'll keep all types of sogginess from sneaking into your socks, and the ripstop and mesh upper will prevent rock snags, branches, and angry gophers from ripping, tearing, and chewing holes into your new kicks as you cruise through. Even with all this protection, the trails can take a toll, so The North Face made sure the tongue and collar were padded for extra comfort, and integrated a cushy dual compound midsole and removable EVA footbed for increased protection from sharp rocks rough ground. The collar is also hooked up with FlashDry, a quick drying fabric that helps reduce slippage and blisters. Underneath, a Vibram MegaGrip outsole provides killer traction in conditions wet and dry, and the Ultra's 8mm drop helps you keep your momentum moving smoothly and efficiently forward.