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Pros Very protective midsole and upper, sock-like fit, grippy traction, lighter than previous versionPrecise fit, very grippy on rock, comfortable upper effectively keeps out debrisComfortable, low to the ground stability, lightweight, drains water wellSolid foot protection, good traction, drains water very well, heel collar keeps out debrisExcellent traction, very responsive, low to the ground, stable, affordable
Cons Expensive, durability concernsNarrower than average, a bit pricey, not the lightestTraction not the best on slick surfaces, light on underfoot protectionA tad heavy, not super sensitive, narrow forefootHeavy for a minimalist shoe, a bit thin underfoot
Bottom Line The highest performing trail running shoe that also comes with the highest price tagA precise fitting shoe that translates well into high performance, as long as your feet aren’t too wideOur favorite lightweight trail runner is capable of tackling any terrainA comfortable and supremely protective shoeWith a stable, low to the ground ride and great traction, this shoe has all you could ask for out of a solid trail runner
Rating Categories Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 La Sportiva Kaptiva Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 Saucony Peregrine 10
Foot Protection (30%)
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8
6
9
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Traction (20%)
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8
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9
Stability (15%)
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9
Comfort (15%)
7
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Weight (10%)
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Sensitivity (10%)
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Specs Salomon S/Lab... La Sportiva Kaptiva Air Zoom Terra... Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 Saucony Peregrine 10
Weight (per pair, size 11) 22.7 oz. 22.3 oz. 21.5 oz. 23.9 oz. 23.0 oz.
Heel-to-Toe Drop 8 mm 6 mm 4 mm 8 mm 4 mm
Stack Height (Heel, Forefoot) 26 mm, 18 mm 17 mm, 11 mm 14.5 mm, 10.5 mm 22.5 mm, 14.5 mm 22 mm, 18 mm
Upper Mesh Sock-Like knit Mesh Synthetic, textile FORMFIT engineered mesh
Midsole Compressed EVA Duel-density EV React foam, Zoom Air heel unit EVA PWRRUN EVA
Outsole Premium Wet Traction Contagrip FriXion XF 2.0 Rubber Rubber PWRTRAC rubber
Lacing style Kevlar Quicklace Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional
Wide version available? No No No No Yes
Sizes Available 4 - 13 38 - 47.5 6 - 15 6 - 15 8 - 14
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