Scarpa SpinRS 1

Shoe Review: Scarpa Spin RS

On occasion, we get a chance to review something new from a new brand partner and today is no exception as we got our hands on the Scarpa Spin RS. Scarpa is a brand probably more noted for mountaineering and even skiing instead of trail running, but given their lineage in the mountains, it makes a lot of sense that they would venture into the Alpine running space. Their lineup ...

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Altra Superior4 2

Shoe Review: Altra Superior 4.0

This is one that everyone has been waiting for. A perennial favorite among trail runners, the all new Altra Superior 4. We are and have always been Altra fans and this stems from any number of things they do well whether it is their engagement with the trail running community or the thoughtfulness they put in to the actual shoe design. That being said, we are always wary of their ...

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TopoAthletic RunVenture Hero2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

The Runventure 2 is a welcome update to the Topo Athletic lineup as they look to solidify their model lineup and assign each shoe more appropriately to a category. In this case, the Runventure 2 clearly takes the reigns as their lightly cushioned and performance based trail shoe. With material and design updates, this model definitely has a lot going for it. Construction: Upper The upper on the Runventure 2 uses the ...

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Altra Olympus 3 2

Shoe Review: Altra Olympus 3.0

Altra continues to iterate on their lineup and it has never been more prevalent than with their recent updates to the Olympus platform with the 3.0. This super cushioned trail shoe which just screams ultra level distances has always been a fan favorite for those who prefer comfort over ground feel. With the 3.0, Altra is going all in and has made a ton of changes and also is doing ...

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Brooks Cascadia13 1

Shoe Review: Brooks Cascadia 13

The Brooks Cascadia platform is really their flagship trail platform, but it has always been a little hit or miss for a lot of people. One of the biggest complaints has been the narrowness of the shoe and especially the tapered toe, but this update to the Cascadia 13, while not dramatic, looks like it might just fix all those complaints and restore people’s faith in the model. It has ...

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HokaOneOne Torrent 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Torrent

Hoka One One is always iterating on their lineup, but the Torrent adds something even newer... a performance trail race shoe. The Torrent is one of their lightest trail shoes ever and is designed to be a balance of performance, protection, and cushioning. We set out to see if they truly nailed it and from what we can tell, it's a really solid platform albeit with a few quirks. Construction: Upper The ...

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Brooks Ghost 11 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 11

The Brooks Ghost 11 is a great looking shoe from the outside. They are another of Brooks perennial mainstays with typically minor updates year over year. The primary change here comes in the heel mid, but subtle tweaks across the shoe make for some decent improvements. We do have some concerns however. Construction: Upper The upper on the Ghost 11 is all mesh with a blend of stretch and structural elements. This ...

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