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The Montrail Bajada is a versatile trail running shoe with additional traction for rougher terrain, designed for a neutral foot motion.



The Montrail Bajada offers neutral runners a well-cushioned, flexible ride with fantastic traction for tough terrain. Cushioned lugs run the full length of this shoe, offering excellent grip on trails and providing a smooth ride that can even handle a bit of road, to take you from the street to single track and back.

Model Number:

Weight: 10.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium-low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • CMEVA is a full-length compression molded EVA midsole for cushioning and increased energy return.


  • Gryptonite Trail is a sticky outsole rubber designed for optimal traction and durability on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • 3 Pointed Lugs provide multi-directional grip on trails.
  • Flex Grooves run horizontally and vertically through the outsole for increased flexibility.
  • Deflecting Lugs in the center of the forefoot offer cushioning on hard surfaces.
  • Trail Shield is a flexible composite material layered between the midsole and the outsole for protection against rock bruising.


  • Open Mesh throughout the upper offers lightweight breathability.
  • Lightweight overlays offer a flexible, supportive fit and high breathability.
  • Toe Counter is a thermoplastic overlay that protects toes from obstacles on the trail.
  • Traditional Sockliner adds underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great shoes. I own two pair, one is a half size larger for longer runs. Used for short 5k trail run to r2r2r in the grand canyon. Highly recommend these shoes.
From: Kelly, San Diego, CA, USA. October 26th 2014

Comments: I brought a pair of these, they were sweet as out of the box and gripped the trail like no ones business. Within a few weeks though the upper mesh began to fall apart and what were initially small holes began to form in the mesh. Nice shoe but I can't afford to replace them every 4-6 weeks.
From: Jim, New Zealand. June 10th 2014

Comments: I tried these as an alternative to the Cascadias. The Bajada fits well, is light and comfortable, and grips like crazy especially on sketchy descents. However, possibly due to extensive running on rocky terrain, the instep portion of the upper on one shoe blew out, i.e., has a big hole in it. Not sure exactly why that happened, but I'm not sure I'd pull the trigger on another pair of Bajadas.
From: Pete, Salt Lake City, UT

Comments: Thick, comfortable shoe that fits well on my narrow feet. Great shoe for trail running where I need a bit more cushion and protection. Great grip over loose surfaces and moderate weight. Overall, very happy with the purchase.
From: Dusty, San Luis Obispo, CA

Comments: I'm an ultra trail runner, race on southeastern mountain trails with lots of mud, stream crossings, sharp rocks, gravel roads, and steep ups and downs.  I've worn Montrail Rockridges (size 14) for a while, and just got my new Bajada's in size 14 since the Rockridges have been discontinued.

Despite the Montrail rep's telling me the fit would be comparable, and despite RW's shoe fitter showing me the the Bajada and the Rockridge would be the same fit they definitely are not.  The Bajada is more snug around the metatarsals, and across the top of the shoebox.  I have Morton's neuroma issues, and need a wide toe box.  Not sure the Bajada's are going to work.

Also, the normal length shoe laces are too short to tie with more than a uselessly small knot.  It looks like the gap between the lacing points on the Bajada are wider than on the Rockridges, and thus need longer laces to bridge the longer gap. The Bajada's are noticeably lighter and more flexible than the Rockridges. If your foot is swimming around in Rockridges or even in the old Hardrocks then you'll probably be fine in the Bajada's.
From: Daren, Cary, NC, USA