Posts Categorized: Trail Shoes

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony and BOA Technology are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members.  I’m the type of trail runner who likes to wear my kicks right out of the box, no walking around the house to get them “broken in.” Since I wear test a lot of running shoes, I can tell pretty quickly whether I… Read more »

Trail Runner Product Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent 2

HOKA ONE ONE

HOKA ONE ONE Torrent 2 shoe review by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) advisory board member and Wisconsin trail runner Susan Kendrick. Susan is the Director of Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and was featured in our View from the Pack series of articles. Shoes provided free of charge by HOKA ONE ONE…. Read more »

Trail Runner’s Product Review: Saucony Canyon TR

Saucony

Canyon TR trail runner product review written by Saucony and ATRA trail ambassador Marcy Schwam. Marcy started running ultramarathons in 1978, is a member of the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame and continues to race regularly. The Basics: Weight: 11.2 oz for a US men’s size 9. 9.7 oz for a US women’s size 9…. Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: inov-8 TERRAULTRA G 270

Inov-8 Shoe Review

inov-8 TERRAULTRA G 270 shoe review by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) advisory board member and Wisconsin trail runner Susan Kendrick. Susan is the Director of Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and was featured in our View from the Pack series of articles. [TL;DR] The TERRAULTRA G 270 – insanely sticky traction and… Read more »

Graphene-Grip Pioneer inov-8 Launches New TERRAULTRA G 270

TERRAULTRA

Press release from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos courtesy of inov-8. THE BEST ULTRAMARATHON SHOE JUST GOT EVEN BETTER inov-8 will take the sport of ultramarathon running by storm this summer with an evolution of its award-winning TERRAULTRA shoe. Featuring an improvement in its pioneering use of Graphene-Grip and a new plush cushioning… Read more »

Five Ways To Keep Your Shoes On Your Feet

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Do you remember the last time you thought about how you tie your trail running shoes?… Read more »

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

IceSpike

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… Read more »