Kicks for getting faster, from race day to recovery jog
Top-notch gear for wrangling singletrack adventures
This shoe won our Gear of the Year award in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Its “engage-as-needed support system makes for an exceptionally comfortable ride,” wrote our testers. “It’s a great choice for neutral runners whose feet collapse inward when they’re tired and for chronic pronators who’ve…
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…
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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
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…
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.
An already excellent shoe gets an upgrade
Pack these essentials to keep up your workout routine—no matter where you go
Whether you're on burly mountain ridges or buffed singletrack, these kicks have you covered
Running shoes, technical apparel, sports equipment, oh my! These are all among the products whose price tags could be impacted negatively by the trade war with China.