adidas Terrex Two Ultra

Gordon Gianniny reviews the adidas Terrex Two Ultra for Blister.

The Terrex Two Ultra is designed to offer comfort during long trail runs, and for the right person, it could be excellent. Check out our review to see if you should have it on your list.

La Sportiva Cyklon

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Cyklon for Blister

With a BOA fit system, aggressive outsole, and minimal midsole, the Cyklon is designed specifically for off-camber, mountainous terrain — and for that, it’s excellent. But there’s more to it, so check out our full review for the whole story.

Hoka Mach 4

Kieran Nay reviews the Hoka One One Mach 4 for Blister.

The Hoka Mach 4 offers a rare combination of plush cushioning and springy efficiency that makes it great for a wide variety of road runs, but it’s not quite a perfect do-everything shoe. Check out our review to see why, and if it’d make sense for you.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 4

Kieran Nay reviews the Hoka One One Speedgoat 4 for Blister

Hoka’s Speedgoat shoe has garnered a very strong following over the years, but how does the latest iteration compare to the previous ones — and other high-cushion trail shoes on the market? Check out our review of the Speedgoat 4.

Xero Mesa Trail

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the Xero Mesa Trail for Blister.

All of Xero’s shoes are designed to offer a barefoot-like feel, and the Mesa Trail is their take on a general-purpose trail running shoe. So how versatile is this minimalist shoe, and where could it fit into your running and training routine? Check out our review for our thoughts.

Hoka One One Zinal

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Zinal for Blister

The Zinal is Hoka’s latest offering in the more minimally cushioned, fast-and-light category of trail shoes. So how does it compare to the numerous other options in that class, and what sort of runners should have it on their list? Check out our review.

La Sportiva VK BOA

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the La Sportiva VK BOA for Blister.

The Sportiva VK BOA is designed for something pretty specific — running up steep trails. That said, for the right people, we think it could be a really good option even if you’re not always sprinting up mountains. Check out our review for more.

Nathan Pinnacle 12L Race Vest

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Nathan Pinnacle 12L Race Vest for Blister.

We thought the Nathan VaporKrar 2.0 running vest was “really close to being an awesome pack.” Now Nathan has released its successor, the Pinnacle 12L, so does it address some of the downsides of the previous one while maintaining the upsides? Check out our review.

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 40

Gordon Gianniny Reviews the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 40 for Blister.

Ultimate Direction’s Fastpack 40 is designed for, well, fastpacking, but we’ve also found it to be great for longer day hikes and runs where you need to carry lots of gear but also want to move quickly through all sorts of terrain.

New Balance Fresh Foam More Trail v1

Kevin Geisen Reviews the New Balance Fresh Foam More Trail for Blister.

New Balance made their name in the trail running world with their super minimal shoes, but their Fresh Foam More Trail is basically the opposite — a plush, maximal shoe designed for long distances. And after our first ~85 miles in it, we think it’s an excellent execution of that design.

Craft CTM Ultra Carbon

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Craft CTM Ultra Carbon for Blister.

The CTM Ultra Carbon is Craft’s top-of-the-line, ultra-cushioned, ultralight, carbon-plated shoe for fast-paced running on and off road. But now that a lot of brands are making similarly high-end shoes, what sets this one apart? Check out our review to find out.

Inov-8 TrailFly Ultra G 300 Max

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Inov-8 TrailFly Ultra G 300 Max for Blister

Inov-8 say their “graphene-enhanced” TrailFly Ultra G 300 Max is “the first max cushioned shoe that adapts and reacts to terrain.” That’s a bold claim, but during our time with this shoe, it has proven to be a very appealing option for long days on the trail where comfort, efficiency, and stability are paramount. Check out our full review for the whole story.

Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2

Kevin Giesen reviews the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 for Blister

The Evo Mafate 2 is designed to cover a lot of distance while still being light, efficient, and reliable on a wide range of trail surfaces. And so far, we’d say it pretty much lives up to the hype. Check out our review for more.

Hoka One One Carbon X2

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Carbon X2 for Blister

Shoes with carbon plates have gained a lot of attention recently, but most are pretty niche, race-oriented products. The Hoka Carbon X2 is designed to offer both race-day efficiency and long-distance comfort, and while we were at first skeptical about that bold claim, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by this shoe so far.

La Sportiva Jackal GTX

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the La Sportiva Jackal GTX for Blister

The Jackal GTX takes the more accommodating fit and long-distance-oriented design of the standard Jackal and makes it better for cold, wet trails thanks to a Gore-Tex laminate. Check out our review to see how it’s been performing this winter.