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“Our test team applauded the thicker midsole, which has a segmented rock plate in the heel and air pockets in the forefoot, for soft landings and smooth, snappy takeoffs,” we wrote of the Terra Kiger in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Even with this beefier profile, the Kiger 7…

This year’s fastest kicks for every kind of terrain

With one eye for function and another for form, Nike refined the Terra Kiger for the trail shoe’s best fit, ride, and grip to date.

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.

The North Face VECTIV Enduris is a well-cushioned ride with plenty of teeth, a surprisingly fast roll, and a wallet-friendly price.

The Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra is the first shoe that uses stronger-than-steel Graphene its midsole foam, and the result is long-lasting cushioning that holds up over the burliest of trails.

We put tough, dirty miles on these new customizable trail shoes that are generating buzz for their price tag — and find they deliver, with premium comfort and performance.

Whether you’re looking to transition from pavement to dirt or just log more and faster miles off-road, Saucony athlete Katie Asmuth has you covered with hard-earned tips and advice

After 315 demanding miles in the Bushido II, tester Andrew Skurka praised it for its “superb traction” and “excellent durability for a 10.5-ounce shoe.” Tip: it does run a little small, so we recommend trying a half-size up.

Asics make a burly trail statement with the Trabuco Max that grips onto and rolls over rough terrain.

Outside contributor Wes Siler called these the best hiking boots he’s tested. “If you need ankle support and weather protection, then you’ll find more of that in these Altras at less of a weight penalty, and with more comfort, traction, and support, than you will in just…

An improved, versatile Salomon Sense Ride invites you to bring on everything with confidence and comfort.

We round up 7 of the top new trail shoes available in 2021, showcasing a wide variety of rides to match your favorite trail terrain and running style.

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

5 Reasons trail shoes can improve your stride, strength and longevity this winter.

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