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Price $119.95 at Backcountry
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$138.00 at Amazon
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$120.00 at REI
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Pros Well cushioned, comfortable fit, sticky rubber grips rock very well, decent priceVery 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 wellExcellent traction, very responsive, low to the ground, stable, affordable
Cons High heel counter, not the lightestExpensive, durability concernsNarrower than average, a bit pricey, not the lightestTraction not the best on slick surfaces, light on underfoot protectionHeavy for a minimalist shoe, a bit thin underfoot
Bottom Line A comfortable crossover shoe that combines multiple layers of EVA foam to provide a very well cushioned platformThe 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 terrainWith 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 Sense Ride 3 Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 La Sportiva Kaptiva Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Saucony Peregrine 10
Foot Protection (30%)
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10
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6
5
Traction (20%)
8
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Stability (15%)
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9
Comfort (15%)
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Weight (10%)
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Sensitivity (10%)
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Specs Salomon Sense Ride 3 Salomon S/Lab... La Sportiva Kaptiva Nike Air Zoom... Saucony Peregrine 10
Weight (per pair, size 11) 23.5 oz. 22.7 oz. 22.3 oz. 21.5 oz. 23.0 oz.
Heel-to-Toe Drop 8 mm 8 mm 6 mm 4 mm 4 mm
Stack Height (Heel, Forefoot) 27mm, 19mm 26 mm, 18 mm 17 mm, 11 mm 14.5 mm, 10.5 mm 22 mm, 18 mm
Upper Synthetic textile Mesh Sock-Like knit Mesh FORMFIT engineered mesh
Midsole Optivibe foam Compressed EVA Duel-density EV React foam, Zoom Air heel unit PWRRUN EVA
Outsole Contatrip Premium Wet Traction Contagrip FriXion XF 2.0 Rubber PWRTRAC rubber
Lacing style QuickLace Kevlar Quicklace Traditional Traditional Traditional
Wide version available? No No No No Yes
Sizes Available 7 - 14 4 - 13 38 - 47.5 6 - 15 8 - 14
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