Patagonia Fore Runner Running Shoes

From minimalist speedsters to winter-ready mountain scramblers, we’ve got you covered.

This shoe’s beauty runs more than skin deep. On flat, mellow trails, the Fore Runner kept up with the best shoes in our test, with a low-riding, thin-midsole, midfoot-strike-friendly gait. The wind-resistant soft-shell upper placed this at the top of the comfy scale, but the lack of overlays made for disappointingly insecure fit on hills and corners. 7.8 oz; 4-mm heel-to-toe drop.

Brand: Patagonia $125
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