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.

Altra Olympus 4.0

Kieran Nay reviews the Altra Olympus 4 for Blister

The Olympus has been a reference point in the maximalist trail shoe category for many years now, but the latest iteration includes some significant changes from previous versions. Check out our review of the Olympus 4.0, including how it compares to the Olympus 3.5 and Hoka Speedgoat 4.

Hoka One One Rincon 2

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Rincon 2 for Blister

One of our reviewers says the recently redesigned Hoka Rincon 2 is “everything that a high-cushion shoe should be.” Check out our review to see what he means, and how this lightweight, less-expensive shoe compares to its competition.

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.

Topo Athletic Zephyr

Gordon Gianniny Reviews the Topo Athletic Zephyr for Blister

We’ve seen many recent shoes designed to maximize efficiency for fast-paced road runs, but the Topo Zephyr stands out from the competition in several ways. Check out our review to learn more about this road shoe and whether it might work well for you.

Hoka One One Torrent 2

Kieran Nay reviews the Hoka One One Torrent 2 for Blister

Many people were fans of the original Hoka Torrent for its combination of comfort and lightweight efficiency for fast-paced trail runs. So, how does the updated Torrent 2 compare, and who should have this new trail shoe on their list?

Blister Brand Guide: Columbia Montrail Trail Running Shoe Lineup, 2020

Blister Brand Guide: Blister details, differentiates, and explains the shoes in Columbia Montrail's 2020 running shoe lineup

While it doesn’t include a huge number of shoes, Columbia-Montrail’s 2020 trail running shoe lineup offers runners a few different options to suit specific needs, and is particularly appealing for those not looking to drop a ton of money on their next pair of shoes. Check out our Brand Guide to see how each shoe differs and which might be worth a look from you.

La Sportiva Blizzard GTX

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Blizzard GTX for Blister

The Blizzard GTX is one of a few shoes on the market specifically designed for running on snow and ice. We’ve spent time in it doing just that, and in our full review, we go into who would really benefit from a specialized shoe like this, and who might be better off in something more versatile.

Winter Running Gear Roundup

Gordon Gianniny running in the Salomon ADV Skin 5 Set, Gunnison, Colorado

Freezing temps and / or snowy trails mean your running gear plays a much larger role in how enjoyable your runs will be. Check out a few of the misc. pieces that some of our reviewers use just about every time they head out for a winter run.

Topo Athletic Mtn Racer

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Topo Athletic Mtn Racer for Blister

The Mtn Racer is designed to be a lightweight, high-cushion trail shoe for those who like to run fast over long distances and rough terrain. So how well does it live up to those claims, and how does it compare to other shoes in its class like the Altra Timp & Hoka Speedgoat? Check out our review.