Gear Preview: La Sportiva Akyra Shoe Review Running Hiking

Gear Preview: La Sportiva Akyra

The Akyra blends a few elements from the Akasha and Ultra Raptor, but stands on it’s own as a unique performer in the lineup. I know this is billed as a trail running shoe, but few times have I worn a trail runner that felt this much like a designated hiking shoe. In this preview, I’m going to cover the Akyra from top to bottom, and provide my initial impressions.

Salomon Sense Pro Max Shoe Preview Review Trail Running Hiking

Gear Preview: Salomon Sense Pro Max

The Sense Pro Max is the new high cushion trainer from Salomon. In this preview, I’ll cover my first impressions of the upper, midsole, and outsole.

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Gear Review Preview Hiking Trail Running

Gear Preview: Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

The Sense Ultra is a new SLAB trail shoe from Salomon that packs the cushion and protection needed to go the distance. Here is my preview.

inov-8 roclite 305 trail shoe review preview

Gear Preview: Inov-8 Roclite 305 Trail Shoe

This new Inov-8 Roclite 305 is the first Inov-8 shoe that has me excited in quite some time. This lightweight trail shoe has a great outsole in a burly package. Here is my preview.

Hoka One One Speed Instinct Shoe Review Preview

Gear Preview: Hoka One One Speed Instinct

Lately, Hoka has been releasing a number of models much more in tune to my running shoe preferences, still with great cushion, but much less of it. The Speed Instinct falls into this category with 26mm in the heel and 23mm in the forefoot. Here is my preview.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Shoe Review Preview

Gear Preview: Altra Lone Peak 3.0

Altra has corrected a few of the imperfections users had with the 2.0 and 2.5 for this 3.0 version. This shoe is going to a monster seller for Altra. Here is my preview.

Shoe Gear Review Salomon SLAB Wings 8

Gear Preview: Salomon S-Lab Wings 8

I haven’t been able to put too many miles on this shoe yet, but have a few answers in regards to how these differ from last year’s SLAB Wings. Here is my preview of the upper, midsole, and outsole.

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 Wear Report

Gear Review: Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 Wear Report

The Nike Wildhorse 3 has been my favorite trail shoe this year by a long shot. I purchased my first pair in September of 2015, and am now on my fourth pair. I put over 400 hiking miles on pair number one, and have logged over 100 trail running miles on pair number two. Here is my long term wear report.