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Good news: there’s a new generation of super shoes that are cheaper, just as fun, and might be better suited for your running

We took 20 shoes out on trails from our doorsteps to mountaintops. These 7 came out ahead.

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

We ran in ten new supershoes and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the model that best fits your stride and preferences

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 best way to find your next pair of running shoes is to shop locally 

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

The company’s new CleanCloud process might help turn factory emissions into running shoes

Sponsor Content: Under Armour

The Under Armour HOVR Machina 3 is made for the high mileage runner looking to finish strong

Sponsor Content: BOA Technology

BOA brings a micro-adjustable precision fit to Altra’s premier trail product

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

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

How does a brand improve on the world’s fastest marathon shoe? It makes it more suitable for the masses, not just the best of the best.

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

For most of their history, running shoes have been marketed and sold for their ability to reduce injury. That has changed.

Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.

The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait

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

Our first impressions put it right up there with the best offerings from this beloved purveyor of cushy runners

The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment

Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface

Advanced road racers, trail super shoes, and adaptable carbon fiber are some of the promises of the coming year

We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too

This year’s fastest kicks for every kind of terrain

In Episode 18 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with biomechanist and ultra-runner Geoff Burns about the tech, controversies, comparisons, and benefits of today's super shoes.

The upstart Swiss company is shaking things up with an unorthodox cushioning system and an emphasis on grassroots marketing

Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, likes the Challenger ATR 5 because its cushioned sole is kind on his body. “Hammering those mentally therapeutic miles and not complaining about aching knees afterward make the ATR 5’s some of my most cherished gear,” he wrote.

Did the shoes that disqualified Vienna Marathon winner Derara Hurisa enhance his performance? A biomechanist weighs in.

These models will help you push your speed limits

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…

Super shoe tech has made its way to the track. Here’s a roundup of the foam-and-plate super spikes for racing 800m and longer that you may have saw on the feet of Olympians in Tokyo.

We reviewed the newest super shoes from each brand, testing 10 models to help you find the ride that works magic for you.

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

How Saucony's versatile semi-super speedster rides and holds up over the long haul

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

World Athletics looked into eight years of performance improvements, and some crazy statisticians from Cornell reviewed thousands of web photos — and they have numbers.

Kicks for getting faster, from race day to recovery jog

Top-notch gear for wrangling singletrack adventures

The 57% bio-based Condor 2 from Veja is for you if your impact on the Earth matters more than the performance of your shoe running on earth.

These plant-based and recycled-material running shoes are stylish, comfortable — and not ready to be your daily trainers.

Saucony refreshes the Freedom with its top-end foam, making it a springboard to responsive running.

This spring’s hot shoe trend is simplicity: designs that deliver smooth rides and clean lines by avoiding complexity and letting their advanced materials show off.

We combed through hundreds of products to pick these three

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

Puma returns to speed with a new line, topped by the super-foam-cushioned and carbon-fiber-plated Deviate Nitro

As scientists continue to debate what elements create super shoe magic, what do we know, and what does that mean for how you select your next racing shoes?

A scientist who argued for stack height limitations explains his reasoning and current thoughts one year after the World Athletics ruling.

This ideal 100k shoe, HOKA's Carbon X 2 shines at all speeds for any stride, making it a super shoe for more than super runners.

La Sportiva's waterproofed Jackal is winter ready, mountain rugged and wide foot friendly.

The rebirth of the original rocker is an attractive, smooth-rolling — but heavy — easy-day shoe.

Marathoners ran 1-2% faster in super shoes and women benefited more than men in analysis of four World Marathon Majors.

We've selected the best road and trail shoes for the year from major brands.

Blast off with the Rocket X, HOKA’s high-end carbon racer for speedy runners.

This update to Altra's burly-soled trail shoe smooths some rough edges, making it livelier, lighter and more flexible.

Topo's new Ultraventure Pro is a rugged, protective long-run or thru hiking shoe that takes on any terrain with panache and won’t soon succumb to wear or tear.

The traction, stability, and protection will arm you for adventure.

This spin-off of the popular Razor is more versatile and durable while providing a light, responsive ride that feels fantastic at all paces.

Brooks improves the fit of the Divide, their all-terrain crossover road/trail shoe — and leaves the versatile, no-nonsense ride alone.

Michael Krajicek is the visionary behind the outlier Atreyu shoe brand.

Don’t let doubts about being a “real runner” scare you off — a running store is your friend to help you run better and more enjoyably.

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…

Here’s the environmental impact of a pair of sneakers, and a look at a few companies making the running shoe industry more sustainable.

New Balance offers more underfoot for the trail, in a shoe that balances maximal cushioning with stability and ground feel.

It’s time we broadened our concept of running shoe stability.

The lightweight Altra Torin 4.5 Plush delivers on the cushion its name promises, in a durable, comfortable — but extremely neutral — package.

Faster splits and higher summits are just around the corner

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