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Price $119.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Zero drop, protective underfoot, stableVery 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 debris
Cons Heavy, tight in the midfoot, badly rubbing heelExpensive, 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 forefoot
Bottom Line The positive change to the midsole foam is sadly overshadowed by comfort issues that make this shoe hard to wearThe 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 shoe
Rating Categories Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 La Sportiva Kaptiva Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6
Foot Protection (30%)
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10
8
6
9
Traction (20%)
6
7
8
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8
Stability (15%)
9
8
8
9
7
Comfort (15%)
5
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Weight (10%)
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6
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Sensitivity (10%)
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5
Specs Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Salomon S/Lab... La Sportiva Kaptiva Nike Air Zoom... Nike Air Zoom...
Weight (per pair, size 11) 25.2 oz. 22.7 oz. 22.3 oz. 21.5 oz. 23.9 oz.
Heel-to-Toe Drop 0 mm 8 mm 6 mm 4 mm 8 mm
Stack Height (Heel, Forefoot) 25 mm, 25 mm 26 mm, 18 mm 17 mm, 11 mm 14.5 mm, 10.5 mm 22.5 mm, 14.5 mm
Upper Quick-Dry Air Mesh Mesh Sock-Like knit Mesh Synthetic, textile
Midsole Dual Layer EVA, A-Bound with StoneGuard Compressed EVA Duel-density EV React foam, Zoom Air heel unit EVA
Outsole MaxTrac rubber with TrailClaw Premium Wet Traction Contagrip FriXion XF 2.0 Rubber Rubber
Lacing style Traditional Kevlar Quicklace Traditional Traditional Traditional
Wide version available? No No No No No
Sizes Available 7 - 16 4 - 13 38 - 47.5 6 - 15 6 - 15
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