Gear Review: Salomon Sense Ride 2

Gear Review: Salomon Sense Ride 2 Trail Shoe

The Salomon Sense Ride 2 is a lightweight trail shoe that can carry you from door wherever your adventures take you. Fans of the original Sense Ride will love that Salomon is using the same outsole and midsole combination for v2. The major upgrade comes with a new upper.

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

The Speedgoat 3 is a max cushion trail shoe from Hoka One One that’s quite possibly the most popular trail shoe around right now. The Speedgoat 3 continues with the exact same midsole and outsole as the Speedgoat 2, but brings in a revised upper to address some complaints about the v2’s fit. I’ve been wearing the Speedgoat 3s over the past few months on hikes, trail runs, and even some road runs, and will share my thoughts in this review. 

Gear Review: Hoka One One EVO Mafate Trail Shoe

Gear Review: Hoka One One EVO Mafate Trail Shoe

The Hoka EVO Mafate is a max cushion trail shoe with 34mm of cushion in the heel and 30mm of cushion in the forefoot. Although the midsole is plush, it maintains impressive stability and responsiveness on tough trails. For the outsole of the EVO Mafate, Hoka combines Vibram MegaGrip with a thoughtful lug pattern that will handle any trail conditions you’re likely to encounter.

Gear Review: Salomon XA Elevate Hiking Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon XA Elevate Trail Shoe

The XA Elevate is Salomon’s newest entry into their “On & Off Trail” shoe line-up. These shoes are designed for high alpine pursuits and are perfectly suited for steep terrain and challenging underfoot conditions. The XA Elevate is built on a highly stable 8mm-drop midsole, and has a Premium Wet-Traction Contragrip outsole that clings on to anything and everything. 

Gear Review: Topo Athletic Terraventure

Gear Review: Topo Athletic Terraventure Trail Running Shoes

The Terraventure is a neutral trail running shoe from Topo Athletic with a foot shaped anatomical last, breathable upper, and a dynamic underfoot ride. The Terraventure strikes the right balance of providing a lightweight shoe with just enough underfoot protection.

25 Most Exciting Trail Running And Lightweight Hiking Shoes for 2018

25 Most Exciting Trail Running And Lightweight Hiking Shoes for 2018

For the fourth year running, I have compiled a list of the trail running and lightweight hiking shoes I’m looking forward to most. Like previous years, Salomon, La Sportiva, and Altra make the list. There are also some newcomers. Here are 25 of the most exciting trail running and lightweight hiking shoes of 2018!