Out tester goes deep on this hotly debated topic

Study shows BOA’s dial-based fit system improves trail running performance

The Allbirds Tree Flyer 2 proves you can care about the environment and still get high performance

Ten non-plated running shoes that let your feet move freely, provide stable cushioning, and deliver a fast, agile ride

They taste great and make post-workout nutrition a breeze

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Watch what happened when this six-year run streaker and HOKA Global Athlete Ambassador took on an iconic ultramarathon in California's Sierra Nevada

Enhanced with a forked carbon-fiber plate, responsive midsole foam, and Vibram rubber tread, the Ultrafly is Nike’s first high-performance trail racing shoe

Most running footwear caters to heel-strikers. These models meet the needs of runners who land on their toes.

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These minimalist vestpacks deliver all-day comfort on fast-and-light routes

As a veteran gear tester, here’s the apparel that helps me conquer heat and humidity—and lets me focus on the finish line, not what I’m wearing

I tested 35 eco-friendly pieces over 600 miles. Here are 11 tops and bottoms that performed as well or better than non-recycled apparel.

Hint: It’s not a yes or no answer—it’s about having options

These off-road-ready supershoes provide pop while adapting to tippy terrain

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The ForeverRUN Shoe with NITRO technology could help you develop a healthier running form

Jean-Luc Diard, cofounder of Hoka, has been innovating in the outdoor world for decades, and he’s not done yet

New shoe brand Vimazi claims to have optimized its models to your speed. We put them to the test.

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Thirty years of running innovation looks good and feels even better

I’ve tried dozens of hot-weather tops, shorts, glasses, and hats over the years. Here are my favorites.

The outdoor gear giant’s new Swiftland Multi-Trail running shoe is eco-friendly, but how does it perform?

These versatile trainers can handle everything from speed work to recovery jogs, on road, track, and trail

The athleisure brand debuts an off-road shoe that is as versatile as its fashionable apparel 

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How to use this stretchy, therapeutic tape to effectively reduce pain and support muscles, tendons, and ligaments (almost) anywhere on your body

The third generation of Arc’teryx’s trail footwear fully reflects the famed quality, fit, and versatility of the Canadian outdoor apparel brand

The brand with the hard-to-pronounce name has been making industry-leading sports shoes for 125 years

We tested dozens of pieces of apparel on all types of runs—short and long, slow and fast, road and trail, from New Mexico to New Hampshire. These emerged as our favorites.

We tested 88 running shorts and tops over hundreds of miles of roads and trails in summer heat and humidity. These 11 kept us feeling the most comfortable, speedy, and stylish.

We tested nearly 20 hydration packs on everything from roads to rugged trails. These five outperformed the rest.

We put thousands of miles on 85 different shoes over six months to find the best new models for every type of terrain

We put over 10,000 miles on 85 different running shoes over six months to find the best new models for every stride and pace

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Writer and outdoor adventurer Elisabeth Kwak laces up her HOKA Anacapas and embarks on a challenge that helps her redefine success and discover a new identity as an outdoor athlete

These bargain picks cost half as much as top-end supershoes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be super in them

After two months and 400 miles, I’ve found road trainers that keep my feet happy like no others and are worth every penny

Britney Spears likes her Hokas. So does Harry Styles. So do Mirinda Carfrae and Ben Kanute. How did Hoka go from “those weird running shoes” to a fashion must-have?

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

We put the brand’s fit tool—and the shoes’ runabilty—to the test  

Whatever terrain you encounter the Salomon Ultra Glide 2 can handle with its cushioned, stable, and nimble ride

Brooks’s innovative Aurora BL gives your feet both comfort and freedom

The Tecton X made me a Hoka convert—the updated second version improves it without messing with what I love

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Libby DeLana never misses a day outdoors. Here’s what she’s learned—and here are the shoes that keep her going.

As spring rolls in, brands are again releasing flashy, limited-edition Boston Marathon versions of their speedy models

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Do your favorite running routes mix road and trail? The Nike Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX INVISIBLE FIT is the secret sauce for excelling everywhere.

Our initial testing reveals the updates to the beloved, game-changing Vaporfly make it an even better marathon racing shoe

The Rocket X2 marathon racer delivers soft landings and propulsive blast-offs that rival the best in the business 

Topo’s super-foam-powered Cyclone 2 perfects the brand’s vision of combining the best qualities of natural-movement footwear and cushioned running shoes

The Rivera 3 delivers the benefits of Altra's footshaped fit and balanced, zero-drop design without feeling weird

The Norda 001 G+ Spike tames impossible trails while keeping you dry and protected in winter weather

These eight water-shedding shoes laugh in the face of snow, sleet, slush, and rain

After testing trail-running kits from dozens of brands in an array of nasty conditions, I’ve found my favorite pieces 

I signed up for the On Cyclon subscription running-shoe service and get a perfectly clean new pair every three months

High-end materials and designs go mainstream, delivering smooth-rolling, versatile rides for every runner

The Swiss brand, known for its unique cushioning pods, has transcended running with its style and innovation

We found the best kicks for connecting with the earth and setting your feet free

I tested apparel from fifteen brands in all kinds of conditions. Here are my eight favorite pieces for autumn trail runs.

These top running poles will make your trail adventures safer, easier and more enjoyable

The brand intends to win over prospective customers with an astonishingly wide range of sizes

Skechers GOrun Razor 4 impresses with a smooth, lively ride and supportive, comfortable fit—at a bargain price

We tested more than 70 items to find the most effective pieces to keep you warm and dry on the run this winter

We put in over 700 miles testing 70 pieces of running clothing. These are the best.

We put 49 pairs through their paces. These 7 came out ahead.

A week of scrambling over boulders and slogging through mud in the Arctic Circle proved the Hoka Mafate Speed 4’s versatile competence

A good pair of socks and a quality shirt will help you run more–and do it more comfortably

Our first runs reveal that the Flow Velociti Elite coddles the foot and delivers a fast, easy-striding ride

Craft’s CTM Ultra Carbon 2 brings bouncy, high-stack, carbon-plated responsiveness to dirt-road training and racing

The upstart brand with the wide, comfy toe box, balanced ride, and loyal following had its start in a toaster oven

Nuyarn is the natural fabric heavy sweaters have been waiting for

Reebok’s Floatride Energy 4 Adventure delivers a road-shoe ride with just enough toughness for dirt

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For queer Canadian runner Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, success is about leaving it all on the track

Where did the brand known for its huge, cushy soles come from—and how did they get on the feet of Britney Spears?

The Specter is a speedy super-foam trainer that supports your stance and lets your feet engage

Our first impressions say the new Tempus delivers on its promise to help guide and support, while losing none of its light, responsive, super-foam-powered ride

Beware of these warning signs that indicate it’s time to get new kicks. Plus, use these expert tips to extend the life of your trail runners.

This shoe brings carbon-plated speed to the masses

Blisters are history with this snug, no-slip pair

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces

Carryall solutions for every kind of run

There’s a lot more to these bottoms than meets the eye

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces