Posts Categorized: Trail Shoes

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

Press release written by Jens Jakob Andersen, powers ATRA’s Find a Trail Shoe tool. At 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 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 powers ATRA’s “Trail Shoe Finder” tool. Press release provided by: Marcelina Horrillo, media contact, [email protected], Ph: 817 945 6606 134,867 user reviews of running shoes collected by the independent review aggregator 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 »