Hoka OneOne Challenger ATR5 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

Among the Hoka lineup, there are a few shoes that feel like they have been there forever most notably, the Clifton and it's trail counterpart the Challenger ATR. With the prior model, we really felt it deviated away from what made the Challenger platform great historically. It used to be more or less a clone of the Clifton just for the trail, but with the 4 it went in a ...

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TopoAthletic UltraventureW 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Ultraventure

Topo Athletic is coming on strong with this year‘s lineup to say the least and this is nevermore clear been in the new Ultraventure. This well cushioned trail runner is definitely here to take on the big boys in the trail running game and we put it through its paces to see if it truly stacks up. Our initial thoughts, Altra and Hoka beware… Topo Athletic is coming for you. Construction: ...

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Salomon Sense Ride GTX 1

Shoe Review: Salomon Sense Ride GTX

Salomon is one of those insanely aspirational brands that you just have to love to follow. When you watch their trail running clinic videos or see a social post, it honestly just gives you all the feels. It is very easy to find yourself in those moments and what better way to get after it than by grabbing a pair of their always performance focused trail shoes. Today we look ...

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Altra TIMP15 1

Shoe Review: Altra TIMP 1.5

What will go down as probably one of my favorite redesigns aesthetically came at the end of 2018, The Altra TIMP gets a huge update for its second iteration, 1.5. The original TIMP suffered from a couple issues including the fact it felt a little too close to the Olympus in their model lineup and didn't define itself enough across the category. Sure the lugs were a little thicker and ...

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Hoka OneOne Speedgoat3 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3

In what became and unexpected successor in the Hoka One One trail running lineup, the Speedgoat 2 dethroned the Challenger ATR last year as clearly Hoka's best trail running shoe. This year brings us the new Speedgoat 3 was well as a new version of the Challenger ATR. Does it still hold the title is the question. They haven't changed a lot on the Speedgoat, but we'll confess before going ...

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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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