Lisa Jhung

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Montrail Wildwood TR - Trail-Running Shoes: Reviews

DIRTMONGERThe Wildwoods are designed to work equally well on dirt as on pavement. And while we found the Wildwood isn't fluid enough for the road, it shined in hilly, rugged terrain. The outsole...

Adidas Supernova Riot - Trail Runners: Reviews

TAKES IT EASY Good for Packed Trails If cushion is king for high-mileage training or heavier runners, then the Supernova reigns supreme. Its pillowy crash pad is perfect for cruising on mellow trails...

Inov-8 X-Talon 212 – Trail-Running Shoes: Reviews

Technical Terrain Cross a race flat with a pair of crampons and the resulting mash-up might resemble the X-Talon. Tipping the scale at less than eight ounces, it's like a slipper with cleats, with a...

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