Athletics Weekly|March 26, 2020
A more specific, soft ground version of the very popular Peregrine shoe, this model excels in wet conditions.
Where the terrain is soft and muddy, the deeper, multi-directional lugs featured on the ST give it enhanced levels of traction, inspiring a more confident stride.
The brand’s new PWRRUN cushioning works well, too, giving range-topping levels of comfort in an off-road model.
The upper takes on a new trail-specific design and encloses the foot with a soft, sock-like fit that still feels protective.
High levels of comfort and grip, as well as a competitive price tag, make this a real off-roading winner.
VIVOBAREFOOT – Primus Trail FG
When considering ‘barefoot’ or minimalist shoes, trail options remain our recommendation for taking that first step.
This model from the barefoot specialists provides grippy outsole lugs with a durable protective sole for a robust yet flexible shoe, which is vegan friendly and made using recycled materials.
The upper has a drawstring fastening system which works well with the broader toe-box to create a good fit.
HOKA ONE ONE – Speedgoat 4 Gore-Tex
A natural evolution of the original shoe, this version sees it become a more versatile off-road running model.
It features the maximal cushioning the brand is now most well-known for, while traction comes from the Vibram outsole, with stronger, deeper studs to the outside to create a good off-road footing.
The Gore-Tex upper offers waterproof protection to keep you dry and is probably more ‘usable’ in a shoe aimed at the longer off-road events.
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March 26, 2020