Running

New Balance 360 Degree Run Jacket

Think drivers really see that tiny reflective logo on your running jacket at night? Don't count on it. New Balance partnered with 3M Scotchlite to make the 360 Degree jacket highly reflective in...

New Balance 1226 Running Shoes

For most runners, New Balance's 1226 hits the sweet spot: plenty of cushioning for long runs on pavement and just enough stability for mild overpronators—and...

19. Win Your Age Group in a Race

Start small. A short mountain-bike race on your after-work loop, with only a few hardcore guys in your "division," is much more winnable than, say, the Leadville Trail 100. If you can't find...

Nike Free Run+

The Free Run gets about as close to barefoot running as most people will want to go, with an ultra-flexible, stripped-down design that strengthens your feet while inspiring an uninhibited,...

Adidas Solution

If you pronate, you don't want to be reminded with each step. The "light stability" Solution supports moderate ankle wobbling, but it feels more like a gentle guide than a stern correction. That's...

Asics Gel-Nimbus 12

Some runners are light on their feet; others need some cushioning. For the latter group, we recommend the new Gel-Nimbus. With its generous foam-and-gel landing pad, the Nimbus took the sting out...

New Balance 759

With the 759, New Balance went back to the drawing board. Using tougher, lighter, and more pliable materials than previous neutral trainers, they've served up the sleekest, most stripped-down model...

The North Face Sentinel Boa

Roads. Trails. Dirt paths. If you like to mix it up, the Sentinel is your shoe, striking a nice balance of cushioning—for repetitive pavement pounding—and stiffness, for stability on dirt. The...

Vasque Transistor FS

Close to the ground, firm, and fast--the Transistor FS is jonesing to push the pace on packed singletrack and fire roads. It has a thin, flexible sole--for smooth and fast striding--plus a built-in...

Merrell CTR Cruise

Time for a run—or a hike? The CTR Cruise is ready for either. It's just light, flexible, and cushioned enough for trail running—with a higher-than-average ankle cuff that gives it good side-to...

Road and Trail Running Shoes

Garmont 9.81 Bolt DLThe GripperThe tread on Garmont's first trail runner doesn't look particularly aggressive. Looks, we soon found out, can be deceiving. The Bolt DL...

How to Run in the Heat

The latest endurance booster might give you a headache. A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that runners who drank a ten-ounce...

Best Towns 2010: Mammoth Lakes, CA

With a world-class ski resort (Mammoth Mountain Ski Area) and the second-largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 (John Muir and others) off the back porch, Mammoth Lakes (pop. 7,392)...

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