The Nike Wildhorse 5 is a decent trail shoe that is neither exceedingly fast nor exceedingly durable. It is pretty much middle of the road, which is not a bad ... thing.
The Nike Terra Kiger 5 was created with speed on the trails in mind. From toe to heel, the shoes are designed to let the runner blaze down dirt trails, paved trails ... and roads. The more technical the terrain, the less effective the Kigers can be
The New Balance Hierros are built for the trail runner who seeks protection and has patience in getting his or her feet into the shoes.
The shoes are ... rugged, offer superior protection and the color schemes mask the natural colors of most trails. For me, the shoes represented more of a slimmed-down hiking boot that
The new Saucony Peregrine ISO is the continuation of a trail shoe that performs well for most trail runners. It has been updated to provide more cushioning but ... retains the same reliable comfort and performance
The Inov8 Mudclaw 275 name says it all. Its superior lugs provide unbeatable gripping on the trail no matter what Mother Nature in in store for your run. However, if ... it’s speed you want, these are not the shoes for you
I was excited to try out my first pair of Salomon trail shoes. That excitement continued as I slipped them on. They are comfortable and just feel like a lightweight, ... fast shoe, built for cruising through single-tracks. But my joy waned the more I wore them and discovered that they lack the durability I need in a trail shoe
The Brooks PureGrit 7 is a trail shoe sticking to its niche in the industry — and with good reason. There are shoes that offer more support. There are shoes that ... offer more comfort. But for trail runners who want to go fast on trails — even while transitioning to and from paved surfaces — the PureGrit 7 delivers
This watch is designed for a niche market: multiple-sport athletes who are competitive and/or data geeks. When working properly, the watch can produce great data to ... help the athlete understand his or her performance whether they are running, biking or swimming. For athletes focusing on one sport and are less tech savvy or
The Brooks Cascadia 13 gets a modern upper in the latest iteration while maintaining its midsole, outsole and other details from the previous version. The shoe is ... relatively heavy, which drags down the responsiveness and overall feel of the ride
The Saucony Koa TR bills itself as a hybrid solution for those seeking a running shoe that will handle both trails and paved surfaces. While the shoe is comfortable ... and supportive, it falls short of expectations for both road use and trail running
The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 is a shoe that epitomizes the best of both worlds in a couple of key areas. The Challenger ATR 4 is a trail shoe that can handle ... pavement, while also boasting a lot of cushioning but overall is lighter than most other trail shoes
The Brooks Caldera 2 offers runners a strong balance of speed and durability on natural trails, roads, paved trails, fire roads and most other surfaces ...
A 50-miler serves as a true test of getting the right fuel ...
In my buildup to my first 100K, one of my largest issues is determining which vest would be best. My preference would be to have a vest where I could use bottles ... (I am not into bladders) and have a decent amount of storage for nutrition and other necessities between aid stations.
Training for my first 100K means understanding the courses and picking out the best trail shoes for the conditions. ...
The Brooks Mazama 2 makes minor modifications to improve an already excellent shoe for trail running. It is light and fast, making it a go-to option for trail racing ... on courses up to 50K without significant mud or similarly challenging obstacles
As an ultra runner prepares for his first 100K, he tests out a variety of sock brands for their comfort, durability and more. ...
An ultra runner prepares for new quest and reviews vests, shoes, socks and more along the way. ...