Read our full review of the Altra Olympus 4 here.
Our testers say the Brooks Cascadia 15 is a no-nonsense, no-nonsense, all-purpose trail shoe whose design and features make it an excellent choice for a range of runners. You notice that while the Cascadia 15 is missing the bells and whistles that other trail running shoes might have, for the most part you won’t be missing out. Features like an internal stability system, rock slab, and quick-drying net make it an ideal option for beginners, easy hikes, or more technical routes.
Read our full review of the Brooks Cascadia 15 here.
Nike Pegasus Trail 2
Testers choose the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 when they’re looking for trail shoes that can do double duty on roads and trails without sacrificing the protection and durability that trail shoes are known for. No matter which terrain you choose, testers say, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 will prepare you for it.
Read our full review of the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 here.
Salomon Sense Ride 3
Our testers say the Salomon Sense Ride 3 is an agile and versatile trail running shoe that is great for entry-level trail runners. With a touch of European glamor, the testers also liked that the shoe looked a bit cooler than other trail running options.
Read our full review of the Salomon Sense Ride 3 here.
Best shoes for weightlifting
Ryka Focus XT
The testers liked that the Ryka Focus XT training shoe helped keep them connected to the ground, which is especially important when lifting weights. An added bonus, according to the testers, is that you can keep using these shoes for everyday errands while running or walking, as they’re comfortable enough to move around in and stylish enough to add extra oomph to your sports outfit. The bottom line is that the Ryka Focus XT works hard both in the (home) gym and outdoors.
Read our full review of the Ryka Focus XT here.
Best hiking shoe
Our testers call this an all-time hiking sneaker for the casual adventurer, although they find the shoes require a break-in period. Even so, testers say the style fits nicely and provides the support you need for beginner to intermediate trails. Overall, they find that this is a sturdy, safe, and stylish shoe that will take you for many miles along the way.
Read our full review on the Merrell Bravada here.
Talus XT GTX wash basin
For your tough, long hikes, testers said you should reach for the Vasque Talus XT GTX. They noticed features like great ankle support, a durable sole, and a comfortable, supportive footbed as evidence that this boot can take pretty much anything you throw at it on the trails. The style is more expensive – at $ 210 – but our testers said it’s worth investing in if you hike frequently. You won’t be disappointed with the mileage and the years you can spend with it.
Read our full review of the Vasque Talus XT GTX here.
Best hiking boots
Eddie Bauer Flexion Cloudline Sneaker
The testers liked that the Eddie Bauer Flexion Cloudliner was comfortable in terms of both fit and feel and that it was versatile and equipped with good all-round performance. According to our testers, the style is a breeze for any activity and perfect to wear when you want to look together and still feel relaxed.
Read our full Eddie Bauer Flexion Cloudline review here.
Puma Calibrate Runner
Our testers say the Puma Calibrate Runner is perfect for those who want a sleek, sporty look in their lifestyle and hiking boots. Testers liked that it was comfortable, reliable, and perfectly trending – and versatile enough to go from walking to shopping to a casual run. Overall, testers said this style passed every test.