Lisa Jhung

Brooks Cascadia 5 - trail-running shoes: Reviews

Long-Distance VoyagerUltramarathoners are a picky lot, but ours loved the Cascadia 5. The shoe has enough forefoot flexibility and torsional (twisting) rigidity to keep foot fatigue at a minimum on...

Saucony Progrid Kinvara: Road Running Shoes Review

A running shoe that weighs less than eight ounces is usually a flimsy racing flat. So imagine our shock during the first test runs in the Kinvara: It's a legit training shoe but with 30 percent less...

New Balance 840 - Trail Runners: Reviews

TRACTION ACTION Good for Technical Trails Those who like to stay in tune with the trail will love the low-riding 840. Cleat-like, dual-density lugs dig in on loose, loamy terrain, making it a good...

Avia Avi-Stoltz - trail-running shoes: Reviews

Speed DemonFor shorter trail races, no shoe made us feel faster than the Avi-Stoltz. It's a highly reactive shoe whose comfortable, simple upper felt "like a house slipper," according to one tester...

New Balance 790 - Trail Running Shoes: Reviews

LIGHT AND FASTThese shoes are as close as you'll come to sprouting a layer of tread on your feet. The minimalist 790's are extremely light and low to the ground, providing a nimble feel that's almost...

Oboz Ignition - Trail Runners: Reviews

HARD-CHARGERGood for Technical TrailsFor a debut shoe from a brand-new company, the Ignition gets enthusiastic Rookie of the Year props. It handled technical, rocky trails with aplomb, but unlike...

Nike LunarGlide+ - Trail-Running Shoes: Reviews

Good for the Road It started with 45 new shoes and 20 testers. Three months and 5,000 miles later, it ended with the seven best road and trail shoes of the season. One shoe broke so far away from...

La Sportiva Raptor - trail-running shoes: Reviews

Mountain ManiacCan a shoe give you superpowers? With the amount of confidence the Raptor inspired in our testers, it came pretty close. The most protective and stable—but still fairly...

Mizuno Ascend 2 - Trail Running Shoes: Reviews

SMOOTH AND STABLEProne to twisted ankles? The sole below the Ascend's fore-foot fans out slightly, which made testers feel secure on trail and road alike. Additional support comes from a visible,...

Brooks Cascadia 4 – Trail-Running Shoes: Reviews

em>Packed Trail In a word: smooth. The Cascadia 4 can handle both big miles and varied terrain, making it an ideal training shoe for trail marathons or ultras. The environmentally sensitive BioMoGo...

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