K-Swiss Ultra Natural Run II S Review

The Ultra Natural Run II S from K-Swiss is a new ultra-lightweight performance training and racing shoe. K-Swiss classifies this as a stability shoe with guidance provided by their GuideGlide Guidance System™, but our testers felt that this cushy, minimalist shoe might be better suited to lightweight neutral runners. The midsole is composed of Superfoam and k-EVA and provides a ...

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Asics GEL nimbus 11 Review

Asics’ newest update to its ultra-popular top-of-line cushioning shoe, the Nimbus, proves to be a worthy contender. Asics paid a good bit of attention to the fit and comfort of the upper for the Nimbus 11, and the result is an improved version of Asics’ asymmetrical lacing system which follows the top line of the foot and reduces pressure points. ...

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Review: La Sportiva Crosslite

The Crosslite is a new lightweight neutral trail running and racing shoe from La Sportiva with a super low profile and aggressive lugs for increased traction and cushioning. Unique features of the shoe include a non-removable external shroud over the laces which does a great job of keeping out small rocks and dust, but is tight enough that our testers ...

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Review: Asics Gel Trabuco 12 WR

The Asics GEL Trabuco 12 WR trail running shoes are a good performer on fire roads and an even better performer on more technical trails. At first thought, we were thinking this might just be another shoe that is based off of a road shoe with the addition of some earthy and flashy colors. Fortunately, we were completely wrong. We ...

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New Balance 758 Review

At 8.4 ounces, the New Balance 758 is a full ounce lighter than its predecessor, the 757 but provides the same great cushioning, thanks to the innovative Abzorb technology. The 758 also utilizes NLOCK, an integrated lacing and webbing system that provides optimal fit and security. Testers were pleased that this shoe seemed to hug their feet. The Lightning Dry ...

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K-Swiss K-Ona Review

The K Ona is sure proof that K-Swiss made a great decision by entering the running shoe arena. This ultra-light (9 oz.), stable running shoe is perfect for training, road races and triathlons and provides a surprising amount of cushioning. Testers boasted of this shoe’s comfort on runs ranging from easy 3-milers up to 10 milers over a hilly course. ...

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Review: New Balance MT910 GT

Jumping into the scene this year with a rugged design that features a reinforced toe bumper and full inner goretex liner, the New Balance MT910GT tears up trails and rips up backcountry terrain. This shoe found purchase on slick rocks, muddy uphill ascents, and slippery stream beds. They didn’t dissapoint on the downhill run either – we found them to ...

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Review: Salomon XT Hawk

The Salomon XT Hawk is great option for someone looking to get a mix of road and trail while having the quality we have come to expect out of Salomon trail running shoes. The shoe is a pretty stripped down version as far as support, so it is best for those that have a neutral gate. With such a cushioned ...

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Review: Saucony ProGrid Guide TR2

The Saucony ProGrid Guide TR2 is a trail shoe perfect for those looking for a blend of trail and road running. We found this shoe to be extremely cushioning for a trail running shoe as it has Saucony’s SRC impact zone that adds extra cushion in the heal to absorb heal strikes for both flat surfaces and descents. The upper ...

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