Trails come in different shapes and sizes; that is the great beauty of trail running – every trail presents its own unique sets of obstacles and challenges.
Conquering these trails requires the right kind of shoe. As diverging philosophies – traditional cushioned versus minimalist – drive shoe design, selecting the shoe that fits your particular needs can be challenging. How much cushioning do I need? What type of tread will provide the best traction under most conditions? Which platform – traditional or minimal – fits best?
Fret no more. The ProGrid™ Peregine trail runner from Saucony® may have made your search for the optimal trail shoe a little easier. By successfully integrating the cushioning and protection of traditional shoes with the benefits of a lower profile, more minimalist design the ProGrid Peregrine will have you taking the long loop on your next trail run.Read More
As trail running continues to gain traction new and experienced runners alike are asking some of the following question: What makes an ideal trail shoe? Is it a lighter shoe that travels faster over rough terrain? Is it a more minimalist approach that doesn’t interfere with the relationship between runner and trail? Or, is it a more aggressive tread that propels you forward while keeping you upright? All worthy questions that deserve careful consideration by the consumer.
If these are the questions you ask, then the X TALON 190 by INOV-8® footwear may be the answer you seek. As the lightest shoe in the INOV-8 “Off Trail” line, the X TALON 190 is a minimalist trail shoe offering elite-performance in a comfortable package.Read More
Jeb Dickerson once said, “Morning is when the wick is lit. A flame ignited, the day delighted with heat and light, we start the fight for something more than before.”
We know that the rhythm of our day is often determined by the morning hours… a fact even more important for those outdoor enthusiasts who don’t simply want to live the day, but rather attack it head on.
Your closet is chock-full of high performance technical gear for the outdoors, why shouldn’t your indoor morning (and evening) casual gear be any different? Enter the Self Employed House Shoes from Freewaters.Read More
Remember when you used to run on intuition? Think back—this was long before any well-meaning coach, spouse or local running store guru started tweaking your form this way or that. It predated the exercises and drills and gadgets and your closet full of this season’s must-have running shoes. You just ran and it was good. Consider the Altra Intuition your passport back to that simpler time.Read More
Remember what it felt like to run as a child? That feeling of freedom as your short quick strides carried you across the open grassy fields.
Back then we never thought about the length of our stride or how our feet contacted the ground. We just ran… fast and free. Thankfully today’s modern minimalist running movement offers us all the chance to go back to those moments of childlike bliss.Read More
You have an epic new day hike planned, but it requires a lengthy approach over a labyrinth of demanding landscape. If that’s the case, you may want to lace up the lightweight KEEN Tryon Shoe and scramble your way to the mountain top.
These fast and furious adventure shoes are loaded with features that will give you a much needed assist in tearing up the trail.Read More
After 30 years of shoes primarily designed to control how the feet move while running, there’s been a major shift in thinking toward shoe designs intended to accommodate the natural movement of your feet and optimally efficient running form.
At the crux of this movement is the notion that the foot can do a better job at self-stabilizing and balancing the weight of the body when it can move freely and is allowed more, relatively unencumbered, natural contact with the ground than when it’s in a shoe that is thickly cushioned or overly correcting by design.