Run. Ruck. Train.

Rough Runners™

Run fast, run strong, run with weight.

Ultra-supportive running shoes built for the strenuous life and named in honor of the original Rough Runner, Teddy Roosevelt. Be a Rough Runner. Choose the harder path and embrace the suck.

      Rough Runners - Black + Stone + White
      Rough Runners - Speed Grey + White + Raven
      Rough Runners - Light Grey + Red + White
      Rough Runners - Baton Rouge
      Rough Runners - Tidal Blue + Speed Tan
      Rough Runners - White + Seaspray

      Run with 3X Support™

      3X Support™ for all 3 Arches in your foot

      You have 3 arches in your foot...not just one. Rough Runners™ are built to support all 3 of your arches.


      Run. Ruck. Train.

      Introducing the first running shoe designed to withstand the exponential loads at impact of ruck running.

      • You need maximum support for moving with weight.
      • You need responsive cushioning and rebound for moving with momentum.
      • You need lateral stability for doing PT without injury.

      Rough Runners™ thrive when running, rucking or training.

      Product Development

      Tested + Proven at the GORUCK Games

      Elite athletes had the option of testing out prototype Rough Runners™ at the 2023 GORUCK Games.

      This massive wear test gave us valuable insights into how the shoes performed and allowed us to make significant improvements to the final product.

      Long-Term Durability

      No Marshmallow Midsole

      Other running shoes are designed to feel good when you first try them on, but those marshmallow clouds flatten over time and distance — especially when moving with weight (ruck weight or body weight).

      Our custom Gradient Density™ EVA midsole is uniquely formulated to maintain a balance of cushioning, rebound and 3X Support™ over the long haul.

      Teddy Roosevelt

      The Original Rough Runner

      Before he was a Rough Rider in the first volunteer cavalry of the Spanish-American War, Teddy Roosevelt was a Rough Runner. Turns out the 26th president of the United States pretty much invented jogging. He exercised regularly and put in the work to become a healthy, active outdoorsman. That’s why we named our premiere running shoe in honor of him and the strenuous life he championed.

      “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.”

      – Theodore Roosevelt

      You Need More Support


      So We Built a More Supportive Platform

      According to twenty-one studies reporting musculoskeletal injury data in Special Operations Forces, physical training accounts for 80% of injuries. Running and lifting were the most common injury mechanisms with the ankle, knee and lumbar spine as the most common body parts affected.

      Special Forces soldiers will always need to move quickly with weight on their backs and running as a form of training isn't going anywhere. That's why we built the Rough Runners™ with an ultra-supportive platform uniquely designed to handle the exponential loads at impact of ruck running and intense physical training.

      Run fast, run strong, run with weight. Run with 3X Support™ for all 3 arches in your foot.

      Be a Rough Runner

      Choose the harder path and embrace the suck.

      Running. Ruck Running. PT. Pavement. Trail. Sprints. 12-Milers. Marathons.