When we're always off-road, we always run in this shoe. Yep, it's great for the adventure racer, but we also like it as a super-light approach shoe. Light and fast Speedlace system gets us on our way in a hurry with no dangling laces. Aggressive outsole locks our foot to the path. Quick-dry rugged mesh upper. Best part: a pair weighs less than 20 oz. Catalog/web only. 5-11
The folks at Hoka know a thing or two or three about happy joints and long, long runs. Incredible cushion at a free-to-fly light weight that makes us forget they're on our feet: these funky road runners are a true game changer. 'Meta-Rocker' construction delivers a fluid ride; breathable mesh upper means nothing extra to weigh us down. 5 mm offset. 7.2 oz on size 7. Catalog/web only. 5-11
When we want to sample a wide variety of terrain, we pull on the Quick Step. Contagrip® sole lets us fly over slippery surfaces and the super cush midsole is a godsend to well-worn knees. The Quick Step was even designed specifically to handle a woman's gait. Catalog/web only. 5-11.