Looking for a reliable all around trail running shoe? Check out MPF RNR Athlete Iain Ridgway's shoe review on the Scott T2 Kinabalu 3.0's!Read More
By MPF Athlete, Len Huffman
I am what companies call brand loyal. When I find a product that I like and it works for me I tend to stick with it. I am like this with my running shoes. I started my running days in Pearl Izumi's. I loved them. I had 4 or 5 pairs, same model (shines). I ran my best marathon in Synco Fuels. Unfortunately Pearl Izumi stopped making the ones I liked and the models they replaced them with just didn’t feel the same.
By Ben Nephew
While I’m not the only one who struggles to select which pair of shoes for a race, I may be particularly challenged due to the vast number of inov-8 models I have to select from. Even after over 15 years of trail racing, I still find it difficult to decide on shoes for some races.
By MPF Athlete Jules Moore
When I bought the Salomon S-Lab XT-6 at Campmor, I was looking for a shoe that was built with solid foot protection while providing some support. I’ve never used a Salomon product and I was intrigued to give these shoes a spin. The XT-6 exceeded my expectations in protection, comfort and overall performance.
By MPF Athlete Phil Germakian
This is the latest trail shoe from Pearl Izumi’s Project E:Motion Line. The first of this line, the (N1), was released last year, and worn by Timothy Olsen during his two consecutive wins at the Westerns States 100. The N2 is a slightly beefed up version of the N1,
By MPF Athlete Harry Hamilton
What I am looking for in a good trail running shoe is one that I can run over 12 hours in, is comfortable, has enough support in the mid foot, and has some cushion in the heel. I also prefer a wide toe box and protection on top of the toe box for when I inevitably stub a toe. For those of you who have had the displeasure of seeing my feet after a 24 hour or 100 mile race you know that this is not a “nice to have.” This is a necessity for me.
I’ve always preferred a lighter trail shoe that allows me to feel and react to the ground. I feel more nimble in a lighter shoe, which until recently was difficult to find in a trail shoe. The X-Talon's 190's are the lightest trail shoe offered by Inov-8 designed to have minimal amounts of cushioning so they were the perfect pair for me to try! They were comfortable from the moment I tried them on and walked around my apartment.Read More
I have been a fan of Inov-8 for a few years now. They have delivered countless miles of reliability to my feet in many different conditions & distances. When I had the opportunity to get another pair, I chose the Inov-8 Mudroc 290's.Read More
The Saucony ProGrid Peregrine is a terrific trail shoe. It’s lightweight and flexible design, makes it a good choice for runners who are interested in transitioning into a more minimalist trail shoe.Read More
Its been sometime since I have been on the trails running and to be doing so again has given me a certain energy that running trails can only bring.Read More