Helly Hansen Manifesto Beater - Trail Running Shoes: Reviews

FASTER THAN IT LOOKS

"Much livelier than I was expecting" is how one tester described the Manifesto Beater. Sure, this beast features a firm, no-roll heel and rocks-be-damned protection, but it also boasts relatively soft forefoot flexibility, a generously padded tongue, and a responsive fit. "It feels very light given its burly construction," another tester echoed. The Beater's pliable, tapered, variable-size outsole lugs earned this shoe high marks for competence in wet and unpredictable terrain. Take the long way home: A dual-density heel buffers the sting of paved roads, while reflective strips encourage return trips in the dark. 13.5 oz; hellyhansen.com

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