Posts Tagged: Trail Shoes

Are Carbon Plates The Key To Trail Running Supershoes?

The Running Event

Over the past five years, running shoes with carbon plates have earned the reputation as “supershoes” among the road running community. These shoes have undeniably improved race performances in nearly all road racing distances and aided athletes in setting new world records. These days, every elite runner at the startline of any major marathon (Boston,… Read more »

Casual Trail Runner Julie Sheaffer Reviews the La Sportiva Cyklon

Julie Sheaffer

La Sportiva and BOA are American Trail Running Association corporate members. Courtesy of ATRA member BOA, we gave away several pairs of La Sportiva’s new Cyklon to see what our members think about these highly engineered and innovative trail running shoes. After her new shoes into the woods for a spin, New Jersey based trail… Read more »

Inside the La Sportiva Cyklon with BOA’s Dan Feeney, Ph.D.


Tayte Pollmann interviewed Dan Feeney, Ph.D., manager of biomechanics research engineering at the Performance Fit Lab at BOA Headquarters in Denver, about the new La Sportiva Cyklon. This new trail shoe, similar to previous BOA-powered trail running shoes, includes the patented fitting technology, the BOA® Fit System, which incorporates “a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces,… 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 »

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 »