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Trail Running Shoes with True Grit

Trail Running Shoes with True Grit

Minimalist? Check. Maximalist? Double check. Fast and light? Always. Trail-running shoes now come in a wider variety than ever. Here are the best off-road picks for every runner.

The 7 Best Trail Running Shoes of Summer 2012

The 7 Best Trail Running Shoes of Summer 2012

There was a time when shoe companies took their bestselling road models, slapped some dark colors on them, toughened up their outsoles, made them uncomfortably stiff, and marketed them as trail shoes. And guess what. Hardly anyone bought ’em. Thank goodness that those days have finally come to an end.

The 4 Best Women's Running Shoes of Summer 2012

The 4 Best Women's Running Shoes of Summer 2012

Kicks designed specifically for the female foot, including The North Face Single Track Hayasa, best for mixed road and trail runs; the Salomon XR Mission, best for long trail runs in rough terrain; the New Balance 890V2, best for a cushy on up-tempo runs; and the Pearl Izumi Kissaki, best for high-mileage marathon training and racing.

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