On Running Cloudventure

Maddie Hart reviews the On Cloudventure for Blister

The Cloudventure is On’s take on a versatile, everyday trail running shoe — but with a few unique twists. Check out our review to see how it compares to many other options on the market, and where we think it makes the most sense.

Salomon Sense Ride 3

Maddie Hart reviews the Salomon Sense Ride 3 for Blister

Now in its 3rd iteration, the Salomon Sense Ride is a shoe that stands out not because it’s exceptional at one particular thing, but because of how well it performs across such a wide spectrum of trails and distances. Check out our full review.

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Maddie Hart reviews the Scarpa Spin Ultra for Blister

Nowadays just about every major brand makes a few shoes targeted at running longer distances, but their approaches vary a good deal. The Scarpa Spin Ultra sets itself apart from some of its competition thanks to a comfy midsole and upper, but there’s more to it than just that. Check out our full review.

Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2

Maddie Hart reviews the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 for Blister

Last week we reviewed the Salomon Ultra /Pro and now we’re chiming in on its lighter, more race-oriented sibling, the S/Lab Ultra 2. After spending several 20+ mile days in this S/Lab shoe, we’ve come away impressed by its versatility and think that it could work for a lot of people — not just those who are trying to win the next ultramarathon.

Salomon Ultra /Pro

Maddie Hart reviews the Salomon Ultra W /Pro for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

As you might be able to guess by its name, the Salomon Ultra /Pro is the brand’s take on a trail running shoe for longer distances. Check out our review to see how it compares to shoes with similar design intentions, and how it works for more moderate-length runs.

La Sportiva Helios III

Maddie Hart reviews the La Sportiva Helios III for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

When it was first introduced, the Helios was an outlier in the La Sportiva trail running lineup — an ultralight, minimal, flexible shoe for mellower terrain. They recently brought back the Helios and we think the new Helios III is the most refined version yet. Check out our review.

Hoka One One Carbon X

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Carbon X for Blister

The Hoka Carbon X is part of a new class of shoes designed with one goal in mind: running as fast as possible. But this carbon-reinforced road shoe doesn’t look like the race shoes of the past, so we were curious to see how it handled a variety of distances and speeds, and how it compared to more “normal” shoes like the Hoka Clifton 6. Check out our review to see what we found.

Hoka One One Clifton 6

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Clifton 6 for Blister

The Hoka Clifton is one of the brand’s most popular and iconic shoes, known for its generous cushioning and lightweight design. Check out our review of the Clifton 6 to see how it compares to the previous iteration and the rest of the market.

La Sportiva Kaptiva

Maddie Hart reviews the La Sportiva Kaptiva for Blister

La Sportiva says their Kaptiva is designed for racing, and we think this lightweight, fairly minimal trail shoe definitely excels there. But we’ve also been surprised by how well it works outside of a race course — check out our review.

Blister Brand Guide: Hoka One One Lineup, 2019

Blister Brand Guide: Blister explains the entire Hoka One One 2019 road and trail shoe lineup

There are so many products and options available from so many different companies, it can be difficult to know where to even begin, or to figure out the differences between products in a brand’s own lineup. So we’re introducing our new “Blister Brand Guide” series, where we’ll go over the entire product lineup of a brand, highlight how each product stands out from the rest of the lineup, and help you quickly and easily figure out which one might be best for you. First up: Hoka.

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 for Blister

A lot of running shoes are marketed as being good for “all terrain,” though few actually deliver. But we think the Hoka Challenger ATR5 truly does, and you can check out our full review to see where this shoe shines in particular.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 3

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 for BLISTER

This year Hoka updated one of their most popular trail shoes, and we think the new Speedgoat 3 is a very appealing option for trail runners who appreciate a cushioned ride (and potentially even more appealing than the Speedgoat 2 it replaces).

Maddie Hart

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 for BLISTER

Maddie Hart in the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3, Snodgrass Trail, Crested Butte, CO. Vitals: 5’10, 115lbs Running Background, style, and general preferences Growing up as a freeride skier and equestrian, I thought running was for the birds. But when I moved to Montana for … Read more