Mizuno Wave Inspire 13
Runners seeking guidance will find a smooth supportive ride in the latest version of the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13. This category leader comes with an improved U4ic midsole which adds durability and responsiveness. The all new upper increases breathability and flexibility without losing our signature, harmonious fit. The softer collar to avoid irritation without losing heel fit will keep you going the extra mile.
Mizuno Wave Rider 20
Mizuno has transformed running once again with a redesigned Wave technology for softer cushioning, and an enhanced responsive feel, making the Wave Rider better than ever. Mizuno’s Dynamotion Fit features a breakthrough in “Triple Zone” engineered mesh for breathability, movement, and hold when it is needed while running.
Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2.1
The Speedform Gemini 2.1 is built with responsive, plush Charged Cushioning & the precision-fit of our UA SpeedForm upper combine for phenomenal feel that’s ready to take on the long fight ahead. Combined with the moisture-wicking sockliner built right into the midsole, adding even more cushioning & seamless comfort – you’ll be cruising in max comfort.
Under Armour Charged Bandit 2
The Charged Bandit 2 is built with a light, breathable & extremely stretchable upper coupled with the two-piece Charged Cushioning midsole which is firmer below the heel & softer below the forefoot for a blend of support & comfort thatﾒs built to perform
Under Armour Charged Bandit XC Spike
Engineered specifically for Cross Country runners – built with extra ankle support & insane traction to help you fly through any surface & terrain the course brings your way.
This past June, Salomon launched their latest update to their fleet, the Speedcross 4. Runners and hikers familiar with Salomon and the Speedcross line have come to love this shoe for what it is, a technical trail shoe that begs to play in the mud and steep stuff.
Snug like a glove fit. The open toebox allows my foot to expand and/or push forward on the downhill, but isn't so loosey goosey it feels void of support. Mudguard material surrounding entire base of shoe not only protects from mud, dirt, snow, but shields against rocks crashing in to my forefoot upon impact with trail. The new sole design maintains classic grip I’ve come to LOVE and EXPECT from the Speedcross style. It's not my every day trail shoe, I need more cushioning; days I know there will be rocky terrain and some scrambling, this baby performs.
There’s so many things to like about this shoe, so I’ll focus my comments on the top three that stand out in my mind.
Quicklace System – I look for this technology in every shoe I pick up. It really works! When I run trails, I want my shoe to stay snug on my feet. Any movement in my shoe and I get nervous that I will roll my ankle on the next rock bed.
Contragrip – The lugs on the Speedcross 4 work in any environment or trail condition you may run in. Although, these wouldn’t be my first choice on a hard packed smooth trail system. Soft, technical trails with obstacles is where the Speedcross 4 excels, and you really want it to in these types of conditions.
Gore-Tex Upper – These shoes shed everything you throw at it, it’s truly amazing. I found myself running through mud puddles like an adolescent school child without a care in the world. My feet never felt heavy and there was still no movement in the shoe even after getting wet.