Category Archives: Shoe Reviews

Hoka Speed Instinct Review

Hoka One One is out with a new trail shoe. It’s a bit different than the other trail shoes offered by Hoka. The main difference is the stack height (more on that later). This shoe has retained some key Hoka … Continue reading

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New Balance Leadville v3 Review

New Balance designed the Leadville v3 as a hearty trail runner with long distances, including ultras, in mind. New Balance trail shoes lack a little identity at the moment – there are minimalist shoes, fresh foam and now the Leadville, … Continue reading

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Salomon S-Lab Wings Review

This is the Tesla of trail shoes. It’s stylish, efficient, loaded with features and expensive – let me break it down for you. The Salomon S-Lab Wings is designed for all of your trail needs. It has an internal sleeve … Continue reading

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The North Face Ultra MT Shoe Review

North Face has a new trail shoe, and to be honest, I’m a little underwhelmed. First, the shoe is quite narrow. In fact, it is one of the narrowest trail shoes that I’ve tried (I’ve also found that Montrail shoes … Continue reading

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La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0 GTX Review

    These shoes are awesome. The last few winters, I have trained in the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX. Next winter, I will be using the Wildcat 2.0 GTX – that’s how much I liked this shoe. The … Continue reading

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Salomon Sense Mantra 3 Review

    I was very excited when Salomon indicated they were making a shoe with a wider toebox. Salomon shoes are awesome but almost all of them run narrow. Also, at least in the United States, they are not available in … Continue reading

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The North Face Ultra Cardiac Review

    The Ultra Cardiac is the latest trail shoe offering from The North Face. The company describes it as an everyday trail running shoe. I tend to agree with The North Face – I think this shoe is best-suited to … Continue reading

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