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Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo

Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

With the right preparation you can sneak out the door for a 30-minute workout at any time

Kicks for getting faster, from race day to recovery jog

Top-notch gear for wrangling singletrack adventures

We combed through hundreds of products to pick these three

The gap between performance and style has never been wider—or has it?

The Wildcross made our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide list of the best running shoes. It “absolutely slays loose, off-trail terrain, firmly grabbing sandy trails, rocks, and mud,” wrote testers Lisa Jhung and Cory Smith. “However, its chops on messy surfaces come at the expense of its ability…

Faster splits and higher summits are just around the corner

Swiss footwear company On Running is betting on it

Running is simple, but the basics are important

Grip and support on any dirt, at any distance

Kicks to sustain your toughest blacktop efforts

Every year, Outside dedicates two whole magazines to gear. Here's what goes on behind the scenes.

Even with major races postponed, the sport remains upside down, with the focus still on shoes instead of who's wearing them

Dad knees and an aging body changed my mind about Hokas

The outlandish-looking trail model is designed to enhance stability. Here's how it stacks up.

In our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best running shoes, we recommended the Pegasus 36 Trail for mellow terrain. It has “toothy, multidirectional lugs that gripped dirt and gravel even in a rainstorm, and reinforcement in the upper that lent protection off-road without adding a lot of…

The simple story of an unfair shoe with “springs” doesn’t capture the true complexity of the ongoing debate about technology in footwear

Track and field's governing body, World Athletics, has prohibited racing in prototypes and issued a limit on stack heights

An ideal shoe for high-altitude adventure runs

“Last year the Skechers GOrun barely got our attention. One model later, our testers won’t take them off their feet,” we wrote in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, awarding it Gear of the Year. We loved these shoes for the new Hyper Burst midsole, which provides a balance of…

We selected these kicks for our roundup of the best men’s winter workout gear in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Turnover feels snappy—ideal for speedy short and middle-distance runs—and the stretchy knit upper affords sock-like comfort without sacrificing ankle support,” our tester wrote.

We featured the Challenger ATR 4 in our roundup of the best trail-running shoes of 2018. Though it’s thick soled, testers described it as “admirably nimble.” It’s great all-around, too: “Extra-long days on hardpack? Easygoing efforts? Both felt great,” our testers wrote.

The two-hour barrier and the women’s marathon world record both fell this weekend. The history makers, Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, have one obvious thing in common.

Spry and responsive foul-weather trainers for road and trail

It’s a lot of travel for little reward

Pack these essentials to keep up your workout routine—no matter where you go

That speck, high on the ridgeline, is pastor Sverri Steinholm, who serves as a preacher to the people of his parish and its hospital

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

Always wanting more pockets? Try Rabbit’s Dirt Pounders shorts, which have seven of them for anything else you need to carry.

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

Performance and comfort, mile after mile

A practical guide for purchasing your next pair of trainers

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