What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
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​The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Can adding springs—polycarbonate or rubber—to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty definitive yes. » 8/28/14 4:25pm 8/28/14 4:25pm

Skora Core Running Shoes Review: Minimalist Luxury For Your Feets

Last year we checked out the Skora Form, a high-end, minimalist pair of running shoes, complete with goat-skin tops. They did some things right, but were ultimately ergonomically lacking. The year Skora has come out with the Core, and the little refinements go a very long way. » 9/19/13 4:00pm 9/19/13 4:00pm

Brooks PureDrift Review: Shoes for Minimalists Pushing Mileage

When you're running "barefoot style," you have be careful as you're building strength. Try to run too far or too fast in minimal shoes, and you could really hurt yourself. Brooks' all-new PureDrift is yet another shoe designed to bridge the gap between cushioning and minimalism. Let's see if it can succeed where… » 12/19/12 3:40pm 12/19/12 3:40pm

Skora Form Review: Minimal Runners, Maximal Price

The whole minimalist running shoe craze is still on the rise, and doesn't show signs of slowing any time soon. There are a lot of great minimalist shoes at entry level prices, but what if you want something high-end? » 11/07/12 3:20pm 11/07/12 3:20pm

Adidas adiZero Feather Running Shoes Lightning Review: Like Wearing…

We live in America, we can all probably lose a few pounds. But running around with logs as shoes and a spare tire for a waist? No fun. Thankfully, the Adidas Adizero Feathers keeps the focus on trimming down the chubs: they're the lightest everyday running shoe you can buy. » 8/25/11 4:30pm 8/25/11 4:30pm

Apple's Next-Gen Running Shoe Has Force Sensors, GPS Support

Apple wants to take Nike+ to a different new level to perform precise, real-time tracking of runners' performance and-shiver-offer location-based information and » 9/11/08 9:40am 9/11/08 9:40am advertising. Their latest patent not only details how they will get rid of the current RFID sensor and add a series of force sensors instead-as well as GPS…

Feet On: The North Face Endurus XCR Boa Shoes Dial In Your Fit


These Endurus XCR Boa trail running shoes by The North Face are relatively light at about 16 ounces each, and they're made of waterproof Gore-Tex which is breathable but keeps those feet dry. Their most unusual feature is the lacing system that lets you tie your shoes by turning a special knob, dialing in an even… » 1/03/07 4:17pm 1/03/07 4:17pm