New Balance 800 - Trail Runners: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
New Balance 800 - Trail Runners: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens


If you crossed a mountain goat with a ballet dancer, the offspring would wear these shoes. The lightweight and easy-flexing 800 is especially nimble for a trail runner, delivering a smooth heel-to-toe transition on flat terrain. It has plenty of cushion for long runs, and the aggressively lugged outsole and low-profile construction proved secure and stable through tricky terrain on Boulder's Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. 9.3 oz;

Bonus: The integrated lacing system provides a close, stable fit.

Bummer: The toe box was cramped for some testers, and it's not as protective as we'd like.

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