The Trail is a strict teacher: its extra-firm mid-sole pretty much demands a midfoot strike. Ecco bills it as a “natural motion” shoe, but that’s probably stretching it, given how much rubber is underfoot and how high and firm the heel is. It excels in mud and sloppy snow thanks to oversize lugs and a Gore-Tex membrane. 10.1 oz; 12-mm heel-to-toe drop.
Brand: Ecco $200