Posts Tagged ‘trail running shoes’

Newton BoCo AT

Newton BoCo AT

I’m a long-time fan of Newton running. They do a great job at educating, teaching and informing people around the globe about proper running form. The shoes? They’re just the means to put all that knowledge and technology onto your feet. I tell people to get over the price tag – I spent an extra […]

Inov-8 ROCLITE™ 295

Inov-8 ROCLITE™ 295

“Suitable for long trail races and training or as an introductory shoe to minimalist trail running. It is tough, reliable and combines underfoot protection with comfort. Designed for mixed terrain, deep cleated sole ensures grip in muddy conditions.” – Inov-8 product page for Roclite™ 295 Shortly after being introduced to running trails, I realized that […]

Brooks PureGrit 2

Brooks PureGrit 2

From toe and heel splits in the outsole/midsole materials to the burrito-wrap tongue the Brooks PureGrit 2 is one of the most unique trail shoes on the market today. But does unique mean the best or at least better? The only way to find out is to put them on and start logging miles…long, hard […]

SCARPA Spark

SCARPA Spark

Over the past few years I’ve lamented the lack of a good mid-weight trail shoe, I classify mid-weight as 9-10 ounces. It’s always been shoes 8.0 oz. or less don’t have enough protection and comfort or go big with tank like 12+ oz. shoes and plod your way down the trail. But now that I’ve […]

Vasque Mindbender

Vasque Mindbender

From the company long respected for their high quality hiking and backpacking footwear, the Vasque Mindbender will help you cover those same tough trails faster on the run. The Mindbender is Vasque’s best selling and lightest weight trail running shoe, marketing for the Mindbender uses verbiage like “a rock solid shoe that will take you […]

Make Your Favorite Trail Shoe Even Better

Make Your Favorite Trail Shoe Even Better

We’re all looking for that “perfect trail shoe”, but it just doesn’t seem to be out there. I’ve taken matters into my own hands, no I haven’t started a trail running shoe company (but I’d like to), but I have started modifying my own shoes to better fit my individual needs. In this video I […]

Saucony Xodus 3.0

Saucony Xodus 3.0

In my arsenal of trail running shoes I have a pair that’s 8.0 oz. with no rock protection, a pair that’s 10.2 oz. that can’t last 120 miles on my local trails without falling apart, a pair that’s 12.9 oz, built like a tank and just as slow, and several other trail shoes I’ve thrown […]

Salomon XR Crossmax

Salomon XR Crossmax

Salomon XR Crossmax, part of our continued series of Salomon XR series hybrid trail shoes. While a mountain wilderness is an ideal playground for a trail runner to indulge in, most of us do not have the luxury of living near one. We end up running most of our miles on the smooth trails of […]

Montrail Bajada

Montrail Bajada

My favorite shoe over the past 3 years has been the La Sportiva Wildcat. Why? It’s the only shoe I’ve found that can handle the rocky trails of Arizona and not leave my feet feeling like they were put through a meat tenderizer. But Sherman tank protection comes at a cost, in trail running shoes […]

Salomon XR Mission

Salomon XR Mission

While a mountain wilderness is an ideal playground for a trail runner to indulge in, most of us do not have the luxury of living near one. We end up running most of our miles on the smooth trails of regional parks, and for many, some miles on the road to and from the trailhead. […]