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Topo Athletic’s MTN Racer has exceptional traction, our testers found, thanks to a chunky Vibram Megagrip outsole. “I felt secure Nike Internationalist Damenn on rocks, mud, water crossings, and grassy hills,” said one tester. The shoe also features Topo’s signature wide toe box and durable Kiko Alonso Jersey upper.Beer-loving trail runners, rejoice: Merrell just dropped a limited-edition version of its Agility Synthesis Flex trail shoe in collaboration with brewer Dogfish Head. The upper resembles the SeaQuench Ale’s sea-foam green can, but the shoe retains the original’s Nike Air VaporMax Damen hard toe cap and sticky rubber outsole. Merrell Nike Air Max 90 Femme also added sustainable components: The midsole is 10-percent algae foam, the lugged outsole uses 30-percent Adidas ZX 700 Womens recycled Nike Internationalist Femme rubber, and the upper comes from recycled plastic.

The Puma Hybrid Astro is a thick, hefty trainer with a high-rebound midsole. The company’s Hybrid Foam uses PU and TPU to provide loads of energy return and a bouncy ride, our testers found. The netting material in the upper Nike Air Max 270 Womens made it difficult to tighten the laces, although we liked the support from the external heel counter. Try it if you want a propulsive trainer and don’t mind the extra weight.The Hoka One One Rincon is one of the best shoes we’ve tested lately. At 7.7 ounces for a men’s size 9 and 6.3 ounces for a women’s size 7, it’s extremely lightweight, yet there’s enough EVA foam in the midsole to deliver Nike Air Span 2 Femme classic Hoka cushioning. The Meta Rocker sole Nike Internationalist Womens is rounded just behind the ball of your foot, rolling you onto your forefoot as you progress through your stride.

The exposed Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose foam on the outsole wears quickly, but thankfully, there’s a lot of midsole between you and the road.Mizuno’s Wave Prophecy 8 is absurd, both in construction and in price. A full-length Wave plate disperses impact forces across the shoe, making it ideal for heavier runners and hard-hitting heel strikers. A layer of EVA-based foam atop the plate provides cushioning and a blown rubber outsole delivers superb durability and Adidas NMD Femme Nike Air Vapormax Womens traction, our testers found. It costs as much as two trainers, but the Wave Prophecy 8’s mostly plastic midsole should outlast the average EVA foam-based shoe.