Running Shoes


The company's first track spikes blast through turns like no other

Get low, ride high, and stomp everything in between

High-performance kit to go faster and farther

Nike and Adidas are each unveiling a new supershoe. Will they make the world's fastest runners even faster?

On the heels of announcing their ambitious Breaking2 project, it was revealed that Nike filed a patent for a new shoe featuring a spring plate in its sole

Is this design going to revolutionize footwear? We’re not sure yet.

The season’s best trainers keep you moving through nasty weather

The three best runners for winter weather

It’s the one made especially for you, based on 3-D scans of your feet. And it's coming.

Tough and nimble, these off-road kicks are ready to fly

They won’t guarantee you a win, but they will certainly stand out

Road-running shoes are turning up the foam again

If you want stuff that will last and fit well, you don't want to go dirt cheap. Presenting the best-value gear we've tried.

From road to trail and back again.

It's time to invest in a new pair. Finding the right shoes is worth the trouble.

The Oregon behemoth revealed a few crazy new shoe concepts at its recent Innovation for Everybody event. Here are the ones worth paying attention to.

The latest development in Nike's running shoe line is the use of flykint, the same technology they debuted in their basketball and soccer shoes a few years ago.

Longer days and higher temps mean it's time to break out the shoulder-season gear. Here are a few staff favorites.

Blurring the lines between where your sock ends and your shoe begins

The popular comic writer and entrepreneur can trace his success back to one day: the day he started running

First Adidas, now Nestle are canceling sponsorship agreements as a result of corruption allegations

The world’s best athlete might just wear the word’s best shoe

The death of the cutting-edge shoe is the story of a fiercely competitive running landscape and it raises the question: Can new brands enter—and survive—in today’s market?

If you have the right gear, there's no excuse to stop training

On turf or tarmac, these are our favorite women's trainers of the season

Faster, more comfortable kicks for all conditions

The best clothes for our favorite time of year

Fishy shoes for six Franklins

How the sneaker maker went from Kardashian flop to an $8 billion behemoth in less than four years

Fat shoes: Shoes with roughly 20 millimeters of foam underfoot

Ingenious solutions to make the season's simplest sport even better

Want to buy the world’s coolest shoes? Skip the mall and reach for the phone instead.

The famous shimmering lights, now on your feet

The Best Women's Running Shoes of 2015

Put some bounce in your step with the season's best road running shoes.

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Start with Olympic athletes, analyze the foot strikes of dozens of volunteers, and then feed all the data into an architectural software program named after a bug.

Because a world without internal-frame backpacks, bike derailleurs, and wetsuits would be a darker place

Heavily cushioned running shoes, the 'New York Times' reports, are on the rise. But a closer look at the trend reveals a different story.

Pro athletes on the gear they want to unwrap this Saturday

Forget the forecast. This gear will keep you moving through the toughest season.

Gone are the days of "shrink it and pink it." This equipment—much of it designed by women, for women—rocks.

Winter means indoor training. Prepare yourself with these gym-bag essentials.

You should be packing like a technomad.

Top shoe brands are racing to enter the super-cushioned fray. We review 2014’s corpulent shoe crop.

Like the sport’s competitors, good OCR shoes must be tough, versatile, and able to withstand everything sadistic race organizers throw at them. They also better feel good on your feet. That mix isn’t always easy to find in a sneaker, so I called on Outside‘s obstacle-course racing expert Erin Beresini…

A few weeks before my first “half distance” triathlon—which consisted of 70.3 total miles, including a half marathon at the end—I slipped into a brand new pair of sneakers, intent on breaking them in during my next few practice sessions.  They’re triathlon-specific shoes, outfitted with elastic bungee laces and a…

How a cushy clown shoe is upending the minimalist-running revolution by Gordy Megroz

It’s been years since we picked a thickly padded road runner as our top shoe. But the 1260v3 demanded the recognition. Yes, it goes overboard on the comfort, with a pillowy tongue and heel collar and spongy mesh in the upper. Yet it’s still efficient, so it was a welcome partner on long hauls.

Maximalist shoes are all the rage in my running circle. Should I try to get over how they look and give them a shot?

So-called maximum cushioning running shoes, as the Conquest’s are often referred, are definitely having a moment.

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Avia Avi-Mantis

Christopher McDougall started it, throwing a brick at long-held theories about striding styles and shoe designs in Born to Run—and inspiring believers to wear minimalist shoes or no shoes at all. What followed was a war, pitting lightfoots against traditionalists and filling shoe stores with a mind-numbing array of choices. Who’s right? Andrew Tilin jogs

I read that serious runners keep two pairs of shoes in rotation. Why is that? And should I rotate my shoes, too?

From minimalist speedsters to winter-ready mountain scramblers, we’ve got you covered.

While the minimalism trend has shifted the center of the running universe toward lighter, more neutral designs with lower heels, shoe buyers are still faced with one crucial question: Performance or comfort?

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez.

A titanium bike with swooping lines and parallel triangles for added flex and greater shock absorption.

I'm upping my distance, but every additional mile seems to make it harder to bounce back. What tools will help speed my recovery from a hard run?

A low price tag and a quality build make this among the best wetsuits for newbies.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Saucony ProGrid Outlaw.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the CW-X Insulator Stabilyx tights.

I’ve been a slow convert to the barefoot-running phenomenon. What’s holding me back: jarring a body part, the cave-woman aesthetic, and my attachment to traditional running-shoe cush.  But I have friends who swear by barefoot shoes and run trails in Vibram FiveFingers ( The benefits, they say, are that…

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Hoka One One's Mafate running shoe.

Some of the world's best outdoor gear is still made right here in the USA.

Essential winter running clothes and accessories.

“Not just different. Better.” That tester’s observation sums up this 15-degree bag from Montbell, whose major tech innovation—spiraled baffles—made it the most comfortable and best-functioning bag we tested this year. Far from a gimmick, the spiral baffles drape more evenly over the body, creating…

When spring showers make a mess of your favorite streets and trails, fight back.

Presenting nine foolproof rules to keep in mind when scouting for presents (or just a little swag for yourself), plus 67 great products we couldn't keep under wraps.

How can you tell when it's time to change your trail running shoes? Carlos Mexico City, Mexico

I live in Chicago and would like to keep up my running this winter. Can you recommend good winter running shoes? Zac Chicago, IL

The athletic equipment that made the cut for our second annual celebration of the best in design and technology.

Sudden leaps in technology. Breakthrough products. Stunningly transformed landscapes. These things don't happen on their own—they require the vision and dedication of exceptional designers. Meet seven minds that are radically changing your world for the better.

Some cities are magnets for groundbreaking industries. Here are 13 that have put themselves on the map.

Forget about your footwear and just enjoy the run.

When it comes to running footwear, sometimes less is more.