A lightweight, durable crampon for winter running and hiking

Lighter and sleeker than any other racing snowshoe on the market.

I ran my first ultra, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile on December 7. Save two missing toenails and a pinky toe that looks like it belongs on a cadaver, I think I am far enough away from the pain to write about the gear that helped…

How a cushy clown shoe is upending the minimalist-running revolution by Gordy Megroz

An endorsement—and a eulogy—for the Saucony Xodus 4.0.

 Gear Guy Bob Parks shows you how to winterize your old kicks with dirt-cheap househod materials.

The art of running shoes maintenance

It’s been years since we picked a thickly padded road runner as our top shoe. But the 1260v3 demanded the recognition. Yes, it goes overboard on the comfort, with a pillowy tongue and heel collar and spongy mesh in the upper. Yet it’s still efficient, so it was a welcome partner on long hauls.

Maximalist shoes are all the rage in my running circle. Should I try to get over how they look and give them a shot?

The best way to keep your water supply squeaky clean

There are plenty of concessions to minimalism in Keen’s new CNX series

The Xodus 4 is great for Midfooters on steep terrain

Don’t lose your grip this Winter…

An extremely fast, secure, nimble, and stable shoe.

You can't get a better shoe at this price.

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Avia Avi-Mantis

I’m training for a trail race, and I’m looking for a way to bring water for a couple of hours’ run. I don’t want to haul a huge waterbag on my back. What’s my best bet?

When I’m in a road race, sometimes I hear a guy running nearby who’s louder than a Budweiser draught horse. How do I learn better form so I won’t end up like that?

Outside reviews the best gear of June 2013, including the Saucony Kinvara 4

I run in minimalist shoes, and I like to wear some type of sock with them. What’s a thin pair that provides good ground feel and will keep me blister free?

I’m looking for a minimalist shoe for running on trails with a lot of rocks and brush. What do you recommend?

There’s a clever new LED safety light for night running/biking. Is it any good? And who invents this stuff?

From minimalist speedsters to winter-ready mountain scramblers, we’ve got you covered.

Rather sort your sock drawer than run on a treadmill? Us too. Here’s the gear you’ll need to keep running outdoors all winter long.

For years, runners have been told that technology—bags of air, gel, shock absorbing and overbuilt arch and heel support—is supposed to make running better. Still, there is no proof that overbuilt support systems reduce injury or make running better for you. In fact, there are many studies now that show…

What’s the best way to haul water when running long distances?

It’s summer, and time to run. What are some good trail runners for warm summer days?

I'm upping my distance, but every additional mile seems to make it harder to bounce back. What tools will help speed my recovery from a hard run?

Outside reviews the 6 best running shoes of the season, including the Saucony Kinvara 3.

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.

Beat dehydration this summer with one of these great reservoirs: The Geigerrig Hydration Pack bladder, which comes standard in the brand's hiking and biking packs; the Platypus Big Zip SL, the most secure bladder we tested this season; or the Hydrapak Shape-Shift, which you can zip up in the middle to create a more dispersed load.

What's the best leash for running with my dog? I run on a mix of trails and roads, which means I end up carrying the leash quite a bit.

Fluorescent colors and reflective stripes certainly make you more visible to drivers when you're running at dusk or in the dark. But a new study by Brooks Running shows that low light perception is more scientific than just throwing some glare at oncoming traffic. Brooks Running product…

It’s “the perfect fourteener shoe,” one Colorado-based tester proclaimed, which is perhaps the best compliment a running-hiking hybrid like the PeakFreak can receive.

What are the best trail running shoes for handling spring mud and rain?

What are the best running pants to wear in the dead of winter when the wind is blowing and the snow is flying?

Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Salomon XR Mission.

Outside picks the essentials for March, including the New Balance Minimus Trail Zero.

A barefoot running shoe for winter. Ali Carr talks footwear at 2012’s Outdoor Retail Show. Read more here.

Keep them running all winter with these holiday gifts.

The perfect gifts for the active city-dweller.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Saucony ProGrid Outlaw.

Pedal there in good form with the Born Burke shoes.

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.

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 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.

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.

Last year, Asics released a special version of its up-market, heavily cushioned Kayano training shoe that the company says will tune itself to accommodate changes in a woman's menstrual cycle. If that strikes you as an absurd idea, it should. The shoe is both silly and expensive. But it is…

What's the best shoe for a half marathon or marathon? Do I need lots of cushioning, or should I go minimalist?

One of our favorite hybrid road and trail running shoes.

The lightest marathon-racing shoe on the planet.

This year's Gear of the Year winner, the Vasque Aether Tech.

The anti-minimalist running shoe.

The Gear of the Year winner can take on any trail.

A traditional stability shoe that rails against the minimalist craze.

Sticky rubber keeps these lightweight trail runners glued to the dirt, especially excelling on mellow, rolling trails. $100…

A review of the New Balance 768, a good shoe for neutral runners.

Kicks built for smooth, short trail runs.

The most barebones training shoe in our line-up–our testers only wanted to run fast in this featherweight runner. $110…

One of the fastest road shoes we tested this year.

Overpronate? This stability shoe is all about controlling your motion, without compromising a springy feel. $140…

The Nike Air Structure Triax+ 11, this year's Killer Value.

Our favorite boots for snowshoeing in the coldest weather.

Our Gear of the Year winning road shoe delivers on comfort.

A brand new company delivers a shoe fit for the gnarliest trails.

A winterized trail shoe built to take a pounding.

This year's Killer Deal, a road shoe built for heavy training.

One of our favorite technical apres boots.

A review of the Asics Gel-3000.

The shoe for technical trails, the Salomon XT Wings.

This year's Killer Value, the Asics Gel-Trail Attack 4 WR.

The Gear of the Year winning Saucony ProGrid Triumph 5.

A firm running shoe built with lots of cushioning for heavier runners.

Pearl Izumi's new shoe was our Gear of the Year winner.

A lightweight and water-resistant shoe for running on non-technical trails.