Ninety-nine percent of every outdoor trail running adventurer has a day job. We spend 40+ hours a week waiting for the weekend. Sitting behind the oppressive desk of daily monotony, we secretly dream of topographic maps that reveal a universe of pink dotted footpaths and orange contour lines that can deliver our running to fresh pastures and new heights.
A universe that could one day, have us climbing hernia-inducing hills, leaping across mountain streams and scrambling across heather strewn valleys – in which case you’re going to need a rugged, comfortable, and dependable trail running shoe. A shoe like the XT Wings 3 from Salomon Running.Read More
There are times when our bodies simply crave the serene hush of the trail. For those moments Patagonia offers the EVERmore Trail Running Shoe. Light and nimble enough for short distances on smoother paths, yet rugged enough with ample foot protection to go the distance on rough terrain, the EVERmore provides an energetic kick on the trail.
The human body was built to run barefoot. But let’s be honest, barefoot trail running just isn’t practical. Designed with a remarkably lightweight, stylish upper and combined with a supremely durable Vibram® outsole, the men and women’s Minimus 1010 from New Balance is designed to let you concentrate on your stride without sacrificing that ground feel you crave when you hit the trails.
So get ready to make for the shrouded mountain trails and leave the world of motorists and asphalt behind with the new men’s and women’s Minimus 1010 from New Balance.Read More
You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
- Dr. Suess
For those who prefer long miles along winding mountain trails threading through thick forested slopes to the monotony of city streets, Vasque’s latest addition to its quiver of technical trail shoes, the Pendulum, is ready to carry you in any direction you choose.Read More
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
In the past, many trail running shoe designs have incorporated the “more is better” philosophy of design – if some cushioning and support is good, then more must be better for the life on the trail. At times the result has been stiff and chunky trail runners that seem better suited for long hikes meandering fire trails rather than running across trails carved by Mother Nature.
Marking Patagonia’s entry into the minimalist-shoe market, the Fore Runner stays true to the company’s steadfast approach to design – simple yet utilitarian accented with enigmatic color schemes that are in harmony with nature instead of adverse to it. The Men’s (and women’s) Fore Runner, new for 2012, continues this tradition of simplicity of design, while also marking the company’s entry into the minimalist-shoe market.Read More
Based in “England’s last Wilderness”, the North Pennines, inov-8 is a British company passionate about the specialist off-road running products they make. Part of the “Off Trail” line, the inov-8® X-Talon™190 is a light weight minimalist trail shoe offering elite-performance in light, fast and comfortable package.
Whether you’re lacing up for your next solo scamper through the backcountry, or your race over the summit, the X-Talon 190’s breathable mesh upper, minimalist design and sticky rubber outsole ensure that you’ll soar over the trail.Read More
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