• HOKA ONE ONE Evo Mafate

    HOKA ONE ONE Evo Mafate Price: $170 Today I got a Strava Crown wearing the HOKA ONE ONE Evo Mafate. Okay, fine. Last week, Jim Walmsley broke the course record at the Western States 100 … Continue reading "Trail Tested: HOKA ONE ONE Evo Mafate"
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    La Sportiva VK Shoe

    La Sportiva VK Shoe 6.9 ounces Price: $135 Without a doubt the coolest looking shoes I’ve worn, the La Sportiva VK is a svelte performance model stripped of excess in pursuit of speed, efficiency and, … Continue reading "First Look: La Sportiva VK Shoe"
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    Altra Superior 3.5

    Altra Superior 3.5 Price $110 Weight 9.6 oz Drop: 0 mm Stack height: 21 mm  Designed and marketed as a lightweight trail shoe, the Altra Superior 3.5 is minimal in that it offers a zero drop, but … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Altra Superior 3.5"
  • The ALTRA Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

    ALTRA Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Price: $150 Weight: 12.6 oz (men’s size 8.5) Drop: 0 mm Stack Height: 25 mm Around the Trail Runner offices, fellow editors were puzzled on seeing the Lone Peak … Continue reading "First Look: The ALTRA Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid"
  • La Sportiva Lycan

    La Sportiva Lycan Weight: 9.3 oz, size 8.5 / 41 Drop: 6mm Stack height: 18mm heel, 12mm toe Price: $115 The new Lycan by La Sportiva raised immediate interest around the Trail Runner office, with its … Continue reading "First Look: La Sportiva Lycan"
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    Salewa Ultra Train 2

    Salewa Ultra Train 2 Weight: 11.04 oz Heel-to-toe drop: 8mm MSRP: $139 The Salewa Ultra Train 2 is a very supportive, comfortable, all-terrain shoe, and a significant improvement over its predecessor, the Ultra Train. At first … Continue reading "First Look: Salewa Ultra Train 2"
  • Terraflex running shoe by Xero

    Xero Shoes TerraFlex

    Xero Terraflex Minimalist Running Shoe Weight: 8.2 oz (men’s size 7) MSRP: $100 First Impressions What stands out with the Terraflex is its pure simplicity—there are no excessive contraptions built into these shoes. They are … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Xero Shoes TerraFlex"
  • fall trail running shoes 2017

    9 Fall Trail-Running Shoes, Reviewed

    Finding the right pair of trail-running shoes is like finding love: when you know, you know. But the search can be disheartening. You’ve tried out a few pairs yourself. You’ve asked friends for recommendations. After … Continue reading "9 Fall Trail-Running Shoes, Reviewed"
  • 12 Spring 2017 Trail-Running Shoes, Reviewed

    A shoe can make or break the trail-running experience and, rightly so, we trail runners demand a lot out of our running shoes. We want protection, but also ground-feel; cushion, but also agility; support, but … Continue reading "12 Spring 2017 Trail-Running Shoes, Reviewed"
  • When Choosing Trail Shoes, Comfort Matters

    “I need to return these shoes. They give me bowel movements.” Seconds earlier the older woman wearing a necklace of real animal bones had walked confidently into the running store where I worked, with a … Continue reading "When Choosing Trail Shoes, Comfort Matters"