Running Footwear

Recent Running Footwear Reviews

Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Swiftwick is as good as it gets for scent-free, blister-free comfort, wicking, and durability. Updated!! I have owned Swiftwick socks of one variety or another for five or so years now. I've worn them up and down several Cascades Volcanoes and they are now my go-to light hiking and running socks. Test Conditions: I received two almost identical sets of Swiftwick socks about four months ago and I have included them in all my fitness, trail runs, gym workouts and hikes in the hills. It's been long-pants… Full review

Balega Blister Resist Quarter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Balega's Blister Resist Quarter is a hybrid mohair and synthetic sock from a company that does a great job with running socks. Great wicking properties help keep your feet comfortable. Smooth material doesn't tend to chafe. They tend to show wear by looking "fuzzy" but that's cosmetic—no notable thin spots or wear. Slightly more bulky than a typical running sock. OVERVIEW By calling this a "blister resist" running sock, Balega is pretty clearly pushing the narrative that this sock is somehow better… Full review

Salomon Women's X-Mission 3

rated 5 of 5 stars The second pair I've bought. These are my all time favorites! I like the fit of these shoes. I tend to have a slightly wider than normal toe space and average heel. I like that the toe box on these shoes are roomy. The quick pull laces are great for fast adjusting. No issues on the break-in period. Not a blister or hotspot. I wear them hiking and have zero problems. They are not waterproof, so I do not wear them hiking in the rain, but I wear them running errands in the rain and they are fine (I… Full review

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great trail running shoe if you're not in the rain. I bought these shoes because they are waterproof. These shoes fit my foot a little slim. The tongue is chunky and slides a lot, and they are a little too low. I was not able to wear them in the rain for long because they just filled up with water. Glad I didn't step in any puddles.  They are a nice color, and the grip is amazing. Full review

Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Salomon’s XA Pro 3D is a heavy duty trail running shoe that has been around, with various updates, for years. It is very heavy and firm for a running shoe, and I use it as a low light hiker. It’s available with a waterproof/breathable membrane, but I like the no-membrane version for it’s very good breathability. Very good traction, support, foot protection, and durability, plus an interesting lacing system, make this a winner. The non-waterproof version’s availability in wide sizing was… Full review

Altra Women's Superior 3.5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Altra Superior 3.5 (and 3.0) are the best pair of shoes for thru-hiking that I have tried. With over 2,700 miles covered in them (four different pairs), I can confidently say that they meet my needs in being lightweight, durable, comfortable, responsive, and fast-drying. Description & Specs: The Superior 3.5 is the most recent version of Altra's low profile trail running shoe. It has been slightly updated from the 3.0 version, with the goal of improving upper durability, comfort, and more… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Helios 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Love 'em, but wish they had a rockplate. Awesome for groomed and soft but not too muddy trails. These are my go-to shoes for shorter (up to 30-ish km) runs on terrain that's likely not to have many sharp pointy rocks or involve too much road running. I'm on to my third pair of Helios having clocked up over 1500km in my last ver1s before I retired them.Fit I have picky feet—if the shoe fits I'll wear it and I loved the fit and comfort of these shoes straight out of the box. I like a lower drop… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Bushido

rated 5 of 5 stars Plain and simple, I love my Bushidos! Great combination of a lightweight, durable, and protective shoe that performs magically on some very technical terrain. I'd absolutely recommend this shoe, if it fits your foot well! For my foot, the fit is near perfect. I have a narrower foot and these are a bit snug, but I acutally like that (in the midfoot anyway). With a little use they loosened slightly and the fit got even better. If you're worried about the tight fit and you have a narrow foot, buy them… Full review

Inov-8 Men's X-Talon 212

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect fit, soft enough too feel the ground, stable for even technical terrain and light for long runs. I use them for both short and long runs, but only terrain and trail. I use them in spring/autumn, and never slip! Remember to clean them regularly. I use only water. Inov-8 delivers excellence! Full review

Asics Gecko XT added Jun 10, 2019
$78 - $80
Asics GEL-Cumulus 20 added Jun 10, 2019
$60 - $120
Asics Alpine XT added Jun 10, 2019
$58 - $99
Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 7 added Jun 10, 2019
$130
Asics GEL-Cumulus 19 added Jun 10, 2019
Scarpa Proton XT added Jun 7, 2019
$149
Altra Olympus 3.5 added Jun 6, 2019
$150
Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed Plus added Jun 6, 2019
$78 - $120
The North Face Ultra Cardiac II added Jun 6, 2019
$66 - $109
Altra Paradigm 4 added Jun 6, 2019
$120 - $149
Adidas Terrex Two Parley added Jun 6, 2019
$125 - $139
Altra Torin 3.0 added Jun 6, 2019
$125
Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed added Jun 6, 2019
$59 - $69
Adidas Terrex CMTK added Jun 6, 2019
$50 - $90
The North Face Ultra 110 GTX added Jun 6, 2019
$120
The North Face Ampezzo added Jun 6, 2019
$130
The North Face Flight Trinity added Jun 6, 2019
$140
Mammut Saentis Low added Jun 6, 2019
$90 - $96
The North Face Ultra TR III added Jun 6, 2019
$110
Mammut Saentis Low GTX added Jun 6, 2019
$111 - $179
Altra Golden Spike added Jun 6, 2019
$90
The North Face Corvara added Jun 6, 2019
$120
Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 added Jun 6, 2019
$180
Salewa Ultra Train 2 added Jun 6, 2019
$139
Oboz O FIT Insole Plus Medium Arch added Jun 6, 2019
$30
The North Face Flight RKT added Jun 6, 2019
$107 - $150
The North Face Rovereto added Jun 6, 2019
$90
Adidas Terrex Two added Jun 6, 2019
$66 - $99
New Balance Minimus 10v1 added Jun 6, 2019
$115
Mammut Saentis Knit Low added Jun 6, 2019
$159
Swiftwick Maxus One Sock added May 21, 2019
$14
Swiftwick Aspire Seven Sock added May 21, 2019
$19
Swiftwick Vision Five Sock added May 21, 2019
$20
Swiftwick Vision Seven Sock added May 21, 2019
$22
Swiftwick Performance Two Sock added May 21, 2019
$13
Swiftwick Performance Four Sock added May 21, 2019
$15
Inov-8 Terraultra G 260 added May 14, 2019
$150 MSRP
Lowa Desert Insoles added Apr 24, 2019
$15
Lowa ATC Footbed added Apr 24, 2019
$15
Lowa Insole Insulate Pro added Apr 24, 2019
$18
Lowa Climate Control Footbed added Apr 24, 2019
Balega Blister Resist Crew added Apr 18, 2019
$18 MSRP
Balega Silver No Show added Apr 17, 2019
$10 - $15
Balega Enduro No Show added Apr 17, 2019
$13
Balega Enduro Crew added Apr 17, 2019
$4 - $15
Balega Hidden Contour added Apr 17, 2019
$14
Superfeet Flex added Apr 4, 2019
$30
Superfeet FLEXthin added Apr 4, 2019
$30
Merrell Bare Access Flex Shield added Apr 4, 2019
$82 - $110
Superfeet merinoGrey added Apr 4, 2019
$55
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