The Speed Instinct is a new trail shoe in the HOKA ONE ONE line-up. Borrowing from the success of the Tracer, HOKA’s hybrid tempo/racing shoe, the Speed Instinct combines the more familiar HOKA midsole geometry with a quick-feeling trail runner. The upper is a closed minimesh, covered almost entirely in no-sew overlays, with little surface exposed in the rand.
Named for an ancient volcano in Oregon, the new Brooks Mazama is synonymous with trail adventures. Though it’s the lightest Brooks trail shoe to date, it’s no lightweight when it comes to handling its share of rugged trails. The upper is semi-open mesh with 3D-printed overlays for structure and a thermoplastic toe bumper for protection.
The Lone Peak was Altra’s first Trail running shoe, and continues as its flagship trail shoe. The upper is a semi-open mesh with traditional overlays creating a full rand and providing shape, structure, and protection. Altra’s Footshaped® toe box accommodates a wide range of foot volumes.
This fall’s update to the light stability Charged Bandit has called on innovations from other Under Armour shoes. Now the upper features Speedform lasting (a UA exclusive that’s created in a brassiere factory), complete with its flexible heel clip, no-sew overlays, gusseted tongue, and a new, sleek-fitting upper.