trail runners

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Hikers might recognize the Hoka One One Speedgoat as the neon kicks that helped Hoka One One Athlete Karl Meltzer break the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Size: Women's 7 Weight:...

Jun 6, 2017 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

Gear Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

Last year Altra debuted the Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell. These new designs improve upon their predecessors while retaining everything that's made the Lone Peak series a crowd favorite. However, in

Jan 16, 2017 : Kenny Howell
Sole Searching: An Aspiring Thru-Hiker’s Quest for the Perfect Shoes

Sole Searching: An Aspiring Thru-Hiker’s Quest for the Perfect Shoes

John testing his Merrell shoes If there's one piece of gear AT thru-hikers are opinionated about it’s shoes -- and with good reason since it takes about five million steps...

Sep 28, 2016 : Gail Barrett
Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Altra might be known for its running shoes, but the brand does have a line of trail shoes. This review will focus on Altra's Lone Peak 3.0 women's shoes. Altra...

Aug 22, 2016 : Madison Dragna
Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Full disclosure here. Maine destroyed my Lone Peak 2.5's. Whether it was the terrain, a manufacturing defect or my consistently horrible choice of footing that caused it is totally unknown...

Aug 8, 2016 : Jeremy Morris
My PCT Gear Closet: Hoka ONE ONE Shoe Review

My PCT Gear Closet: Hoka ONE ONE Shoe Review

It was early March when I started the PCT in Campo. I had trained for months in my La Sportiva Wildcat trail runners with success. They seemed like the perfect...

Dec 21, 2015 : Amy Bee
The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

Though tradition would have most people believing it is impossible to hike a trail like the AT with anything other than a big, leather pair of waterproof boots, this notion is being challenged...

Dec 4, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Gear Review: Pearl Izumi Women’s N2 V2 Trail Running Shoes

Gear Review: Pearl Izumi Women’s N2 V2 Trail Running Shoes

Shoes are a huge part of a hiker’s gear. I am glad to have tested out Pearl Izumi’s Women’s E: Motion Trail N2 V2 shoes. These shoes were given to...

Oct 30, 2015 : Madison Dragna
Gear Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP Trail Runners

Gear Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP Trail Runners

According to Appalachian Trials'  XA Pro 3D CS WP trail shoes. For clarity, Salomon offers a variety of shoes with this stylistic look. The difference varies on design and more...

Apr 14, 2015 : Madison Dragna
Gear Review: Hiking in Hokas to Surprise Lake

Gear Review: Hiking in Hokas to Surprise Lake

Being back in my hometown for the holidays meant a few things—free laundry at my parents house, seeing family, eating all their food and easy access to hiking. I certainly...

Jan 5, 2015 : Sara Douma