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Kicks for getting faster, from race day to recovery jog

On skinny skis, access to socially distant outdoors time is easy. But picking out the right gear isn't.

Faster splits and higher summits are just around the corner

Grip and support on any dirt, at any distance

Kicks to sustain your toughest blacktop efforts

Spry and responsive foul-weather trainers for road and trail

We sat through the 20-minute molding process, then took them out on dirt to see how they performed

Whether you're on burly mountain ridges or buffed singletrack, these kicks have you covered

Seven supremely capable shoes for the pavement

Heavy has gone the way of the dinosaur

Our top picks for all conditions, from dry or slushy roads to technical or muddy singletrack

Whatever you want—more support, a quicker turnover, or built-in data tracking—these runners have it

Planning to pound out winter miles? Turn to these.

Depending on the vote Tuesday, some products from big names like Banana Boat and Coppertone could soon be missing from shelves in the Aloha State

The death of the cutting-edge shoe is the story of a fiercely competitive running landscape and it raises the question: Can new brands enter—and survive—in today’s market?

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Roxy 10'6" SUP.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Pearl Izumi Streak II running shoe.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Brooks Sunshield visor.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Adidas Response Cushion Twenty M running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral trail running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Asics Gel-Kinsei 4 running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Montrail Rogue Racer trail running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Brooks Cascadia 6 trail running shoe.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including Saucony's Vortex sleeveless top.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Oakley Fast Jacket sunglasses.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the North Face Better Than Naked jacket.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Wrightsock SLC socks.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Garmin Forerunner 610 watch.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including New Balance's NBx five-inch shorts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Trance 10 running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Adidas Adistar Raven running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Asics GT 2160 running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nike Lunar Elite + 2 running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including The North Face Double Track running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Hi-Tec V-Lite Infiniti HPI running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the La Sportiva Quantum running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Montrail Fairhaven running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Saucony Progrid Peregrine running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Trailblade running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the New Balance Minimus Trail running shoe.

Good for Trails Even when the weather was truly heinous, the Razor helped us get in our runs. Wrapped in a waterproof, highly breathable eVent bootie that extends above the ankle, this unique shoe kept our feet warm and completely dry. The Vibram outsole proved adequate on…

Cushioning The light, flexible Fast puts a twist on minimalist speed shoes. Designers placed a block of stiff foam in the front of the heel, with softer foam fore and aft, that encourages runners to land lightly on their midfoot, as opposed to riding their heel. It…

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