Trot out the Lizards for trail-running where the term "trail" is generous. Seams in the uppers won't blow out from abrasionbecause there aren't any. Even the synthetic-leather trim is heat-welded rather than stitched. A fat rubber toe cap provides further armoring. Serious shoe abusers, such as adventure racers and Amazing Race competitors, will appreciate the stout construction.Bonus:
Gore-Tex XCR uppers contribute to all-around environment-proofness.Bummer:
A more aggressive outsole design would improve traction in loose dirt.