Gear

Stephanie Hoppe
Julia Hawkins insists we should all try new things. She would know—she started running at 100 and became an age-group ace by 101.

Staying flexible is a critical part of overall fitness. Here are five stretches to help keep you limber pre-and-post workout.

Our editors tested five of the best carbon-plated trail shoes—and two alternative plated shoes—on the market. Here’s what we found.

More and more people are measuring their heart-rate variability using fitness trackers—and seeing those HRV numbers plummet after a few drinks the night before

Are high-end race racing shoes worth the investment? Not every runner will benefit from every shoe - so find the best one for your style.

How does a brand improve on the world’s fastest marathon shoe? It makes it more suitable for the masses, not just the best of the best.

The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait

We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval and sorted the top models for each distance, plus the best-value options on the market

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With input from its elite athletes, Under Armour built a new kind of trainer—without a rubber outsole—that blurs the line between speed and comfort

Six science-based tips on how to best be seen while running in the dark.

In Episode 18 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with biomechanist and ultra-runner Geoff Burns about the tech, controversies, comparisons, and benefits of today's super shoes.

With one eye for function and another for form, Nike refined the Terra Kiger for the trail shoe’s best fit, ride, and grip to date.

Did the shoes that disqualified Vienna Marathon winner Derara Hurisa enhance his performance? A biomechanist weighs in.

The North Face VECTIV Enduris is a well-cushioned ride with plenty of teeth, a surprisingly fast roll, and a wallet-friendly price.

The Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra is the first shoe that uses stronger-than-steel Graphene its midsole foam, and the result is long-lasting cushioning that holds up over the burliest of trails.

Escape the squish: On's redesigned Cloudswift delivers a secure fit, stable platform and responsive underfoot feel.

We put tough, dirty miles on these new customizable trail shoes that are generating buzz for their price tag — and find they deliver, with premium comfort and performance.

Super shoe tech has made its way to the track. Here’s a roundup of the foam-and-plate super spikes for racing 800m and longer that you may have saw on the feet of Olympians in Tokyo.

The lightweight Puma Liberate Nitro feels and performs great on pretty much any type of run — and costs less than most of its peers.

We ran in 10 super shoes back-to-back and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the best model that fits your stride and preferences.

We reviewed the newest super shoes from each brand, testing 10 models to help you find the ride that works magic for you.

In this excerpt from the book “Kicksology,” Brian Metzler asks at what point will technological advances overshadow human propulsion.

The Brooks Trace is an affordable entry into the cushioned shoe experience: a neutral, lightweight, comfortable, no-nonsense trainer.

The Altra Provision 5 provides creative stability through geometry, proprioception and subtle guidance, while delivering a smooth, neutral, balanced ride.

How Saucony's versatile semi-super speedster rides and holds up over the long haul

HOKA's crowd-pleasing, revamped Mach 4 delivers plush uptempo performance.

We dig deep into all of the new (and old) multisport-related functions in Garmin's new cellular enabled, do-it-all smartwatch, the 945 LTE.

The Cyclone is a perfect lightweight trainer/racer done the Topo way, with a superb fit and responsive feel.

Asics make a burly trail statement with the Trabuco Max that grips onto and rolls over rough terrain.

There's nothing excessive about this well-appointed trainer, which delivers the snappy Razor ride with a touch of comfort for logging long miles.

These classic go-fast shoes are light, flexible and responsive, engaging your feet and providing a powerful connection to the road — so you can fly.

World Athletics looked into eight years of performance improvements, and some crazy statisticians from Cornell reviewed thousands of web photos — and they have numbers.

New Balance maxes out the max cushioning running shoe in a model for those who never ever want to feel the ground.

The 57% bio-based Condor 2 from Veja is for you if your impact on the Earth matters more than the performance of your shoe running on earth.

The seven best recovery shoes for runners, with a style and feel for any taste.

Here’s what some running brands are doing to help reduce their impact on the environment.

These plant-based and recycled-material running shoes are stylish, comfortable — and not ready to be your daily trainers.

An improved, versatile Salomon Sense Ride invites you to bring on everything with confidence and comfort.

We round up 7 of the top new trail shoes available in 2021, showcasing a wide variety of rides to match your favorite trail terrain and running style.

The new Nike Pegasus 38 lives up to the shoe’s legacy as a comfortable daily trainer for any pace, with a new fit like a well-used baseball mitt.

Saucony refreshes the Freedom with its top-end foam, making it a springboard to responsive running.

This spring’s hot shoe trend is simplicity: designs that deliver smooth rides and clean lines by avoiding complexity and letting their advanced materials show off.

Take to the woods with functional features and style.

Under Armour removes the outsole on their innovative Flow Velociti Wind that wows testers with its light, quick, and comfortable ride.

Brooks' new Glycerin delivers dreamy plushness for luxurious comfort, with or without stability.

Off-road running is hard. These five smartly designed gear items make it easier.

The all new Altra Rivera represents modern minimalism at its finest, providing a light, flexible, stable, cushioned and responsive ride.

Puma returns to speed with a new line, topped by the super-foam-cushioned and carbon-fiber-plated Deviate Nitro

This flashy new Noosa also delivers a fun, fast ride. It's not just for triathletes anymore.

An all-new lightweight shoe from New Balance (despite the v2 name), the Rebel v2 delivers balanced cushioning and a smooth, responsive ride that holds up over the miles.

The 12th version of Saucony's popular Kinvara is an athletically connected, natural-feeling trainer with a snappy ride and an outstanding (and flashy) upper.

Scandinavian cross-country ski heritage brings technical know-how to running apparel.

The first super shoe for the trail, The North Face's VECTIV promises to channel energy toward propulsion, particularly on downhills.

New Balance didn’t compromise in giving the 1080v11 plush trimmings, ample cushioning and luxurious foot hold in a shoe sure to become an easy-day favorite.

As scientists continue to debate what elements create super shoe magic, what do we know, and what does that mean for how you select your next racing shoes?

A scientist who argued for stack height limitations explains his reasoning and current thoughts one year after the World Athletics ruling.

The updated Nimbus Lite 2 brings even more sustained springiness for your legs, eyes and the earth.

This ideal 100k shoe, HOKA's Carbon X 2 shines at all speeds for any stride, making it a super shoe for more than super runners.

La Sportiva's waterproofed Jackal is winter ready, mountain rugged and wide foot friendly.

The rebirth of the original rocker is an attractive, smooth-rolling — but heavy — easy-day shoe.

Marathoners ran 1-2% faster in super shoes and women benefited more than men in analysis of four World Marathon Majors.

We've selected the best road and trail shoes for the year from major brands.

Blast off with the Rocket X, HOKA’s high-end carbon racer for speedy runners.

5 Reasons trail shoes can improve your stride, strength and longevity this winter.

This update to Altra's burly-soled trail shoe smooths some rough edges, making it livelier, lighter and more flexible.

Scientists have developed a wearable sweat patch that could allow runners to adjust their hydration plan during a race by measuring the rate of fluid and electrolyte loss in real time.

Topo's new Ultraventure Pro is a rugged, protective long-run or thru hiking shoe that takes on any terrain with panache and won’t soon succumb to wear or tear.

The traction, stability, and protection will arm you for adventure.

We reviewed six traction devices for snowy trails.

This spin-off of the popular Razor is more versatile and durable while providing a light, responsive ride that feels fantastic at all paces.

Brooks improves the fit of the Divide, their all-terrain crossover road/trail shoe — and leaves the versatile, no-nonsense ride alone.

Michael Krajicek is the visionary behind the outlier Atreyu shoe brand.

Running with a stroller can not only be some of the most rewarding miles you've ever done, but also a killer workout to make you a better runner.

We review eight high-tech cold weather endurance jackets to keep you warm and comfortable while running in any conditions.

Here’s the environmental impact of a pair of sneakers, and a look at a few companies making the running shoe industry more sustainable.

New Balance offers more underfoot for the trail, in a shoe that balances maximal cushioning with stability and ground feel.

Here are the best human- and dog-tested accessories that make running trails together easy, comfortable, and fun.

It’s time we broadened our concept of running shoe stability.

The lightweight Altra Torin 4.5 Plush delivers on the cushion its name promises, in a durable, comfortable — but extremely neutral — package.

Inov-8’s new ultra trail running shoe combines grippy traction, high-tech cushioning, and enduring comfort to assist you in hours of trail climbing on any terrain.

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