Ideal for: rugged trails
Rocky paths are no match for this shoe’s hard-rubber toe cap, generous cushioning, and durable upper. Tug on the quick-pull laces for a foot-hugging fit, then tackle any surface with confidence, courtesy of the “super-grippy outsole.” said one tester: “iIfelt more comfortable running downhill.” ($110; salomonrunning.com)
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We put 45 new kicks through their paces—rating them on everything from stability to style to help you discover your perfect match.
We put 45 new kicks through their paces so you can find your perfect pair.
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