Sometimes you drive to the trailhead; other times you just run there. This is your shoe. Built to have the same smooth heel-to-toe transition as ASICS's road shoes, the lightweight Attack is sufficiently cushioned for gravel roads and packed dirt, yet it still feels responsive on pavement. The model's latest incarnation has a slightly wider forefoot for added stability, a water-resistant upper, and a new, honeycomb-textured outsole that provides better traction than last year's, though it's still not luggy enough for sloppy, big-mountain, or technical trails. 11.1 oz; asics.comBonus: Almost every tester raved about the snug, socklike fit.
A TRAIL SHOE FOR ROADIES