Posts Categorized: Trail Shoes

Running Shoe Expert Brian Metzler’s Book Kicksology is Now Available

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Velopress. Boulder, CO, USA — Running shoes are every runner’s favorite obsession, and Kicksology lets readers run a mile inside the running shoe industry. In Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, Brian Metzler, seasoned running journalist and veteran shoe-tester, delves deep into the… Read more »

How to Choose Your Trail Running Kicks

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Shoes are the most essential piece of gear for trail runners, but choosing the right pair can often be a tough decision. There are so many different styles of shoes and… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: Tecnica Origin LT

Tecnica is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) double-track corporate member. I’ve recently had the opportunity to test the new Tecnica Origin LT and after my first run, I give this trail running shoe a thumbs up! My initial test run was 4.5 miles and included dew-laden grass (my feet stayed dry), gravel road, pavement,… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Kicksology by Brian Metzler

This is the first of two book reviews of Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, by Brian Metzler. Velo Press, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Tayte Pollmann will… Read more »

Inside BoaFit & HydraPak: Pushing the Boundaries of Shoe Fit and Hydration Technology

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Last week Peter Maksimow and I toured the headquarters of Boa in Denver, CO. Boa is an international company specialized in developing products with their patented fitting system, The BoaFit System,… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Product Review: iBungee Shoe Laces

iBungee Laces reviewed by Jen Ferriss for the American Trail Running Association. Gremlins being sneaky or black magic must have been cast on my shoes at every race or hike I pursued when I first started heading to the nearby Green, Berkshire and Adirondack Mountains. Stopping, bending over with a high heart rate and looking… Read more »

Maximal Running Shoes May Lead to Increased Risk of Injury

Study announcement from Oregon State University – Cascades. BEND, Oregon – A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes,… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Amy Rusiecki

Trail running tips for women is a series of articles supported by ATRA Steep & Rocky member, inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 ambassador Amy Rusiecki. If you have questions for a future installment in this series please email them to Peter (petermaksimow@trailrunner.com). Amy has been around… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jessica Beecham

Trail running tips for women is series of articles supported by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with Jessica Beecham, entrepreneur, trail runner, visually impaired athlete. If you have questions for a future installment in this series please email them to Peter (petermaksimow@trailrunner.com). Jessica is the… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Kelly McConnell

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Kelly McConnell, who calls Colorado home. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jasmin Paris

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8.  This month we introduce record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris, who is supported by trail running brand inov-8. She, and other inov-8 ambassadors, will provide tips for women on the trails on our Trail News section throughout 2017. 2016 was a real breakthrough… Read more »

183,000 running shoe prices analyzed by RunRepeat.com

Press release written by Jens Jakob Andersen, RunRepeat.com. RunRepeat.com powers ATRA’s Find a Trail Shoe tool. At RunRepeat.com we have done a massive analysis of 183,911 running shoe prices. We collected prices from 41 US retailers across three different days in March. The purpose of the analysis was simply curiosity. What do prices on running… Read more »

ATRA announces 10 years of support from OrthoLite

American Trail Running Association announces continued relationship with OrthoLite. Ortholite insoles can be found in trail running shoes from other ATRA corporate members Icebug, Salomon, La Sportiva.  OrthoLite: the Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association Colorado Springs, CO —– The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), announced that OrthoLite has renewed their partnership and… Read more »

The ICESPIKE traction system for winter running

The following article was written by John Vonhof and was originally published on FixingYourFeet.com. The article has been re-published here with permission from John and ATRA corporate member ICESPIKE.  Photo by John Vonhof. The ICESPIKE traction system for winter running ICESPIKES have been around for a while and have proven themselves to be a reliable tool… Read more »

Study Suggests Expensive Running Shoes May Not Be Better

Editors Note: Study author RunRepeat.com powers ATRA’s “Trail Shoe Finder” tool. Press release provided by: Marcelina Horrillo, RunRepeat.com media contact, lina@runrepeat.com, Ph: 817 945 6606 134,867 user reviews of running shoes collected by the independent review aggregator RunRepeat.com reveals that expensive running shoes are not as highly rated as inexpensive shoes, and that not all brands are… Read more »

Xero Shoes Slashes Weight & Bulk with Z-Trek

Broomfield, Colorado based Xero Shoes is a new ATRA corporate member. The following press release was originally published by Xero Shoes on March 9, 2015. For decades, sport sandals like Chaco, Teva, and Keen have been de rigeur for outdoor enthusiasts. Their downside? A brick-like weight and stiffness, with a suitcase-filling thickness. The new Amuri… Read more »

Icespike for traction 365 days a year

Winter may be over but ATRA corporate member Icespike has four tips for using their product year round.  You can never have too much traction! 1. Trail Runners: Trail shoes with the fancy treads are nothing but mud collectors. Your shoes will weigh as much as you do by the end of your run. Icespike eliminates… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – August 2014

The following “tip of the month” article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s August e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve talked a lot at the shop lately about how we run, specifically what we run in, and we all came up with… Read more »