• 2013 Racing (17 Articles)
  • 2013 Winter Trail (8 Articles)
    Shoes designed for managing the conditions found on the trail, continue to grow as a category. This is our semi-annual look at those shoes, here five new shoes and three updates released in the back half of the year. While some have features to manage the fiercest weather, many are trail shoes without winterization, which still manage all but the most extreme conditions found off road. The better informed you are about your feet and their needs, the better your chances of finding the best shoes for your trail running.
  • 2013 Winter Minimalist (8 Articles)

  • 2013 Winter Minimalist- Part 2 (6 Articles)

  • Spring 2013 - Motion Stablizing (5 Articles)

  • Spring 2013 - Neutral (5 Articles)
  • Spring 2013 - Performance (10 Articles)
  • Spring 2013 - Training (11 Articles)

  • 2013 Track & Field (6 Articles)

  • 2013 Summer Trail (14 Articles)

  • 2013 Fall XC (6 Articles)

    Tips For Selecting Cross Country Shoes

    •While cross country racing shoes are more alike than they are different, we can’t emphasize enough that the differences in fit and cushioning are crucial to individual comfort and performance.

    • Try on shoes from a variety of shoe companies. Differences in fit from one brand (or model) to the next allow most runners to find a racing shoe best suited for their particular foot type.

    • Two factors should influence your selection of a cross country racing shoe: how well it fits you and how it feels when you run in it.

    • Wear your racing shoes before the actual race, since the low profile of the shoe coupled with the intense effort of racing can be tough on your soft tissue if you haven’t prepared well.

    • Choosing between spiked or spikeless models should be based on the racing surfaces you’ll encounter during your season.

    • Cross country spikes are slightly better than spikeless shoes at gripping muddy or soggy ground, but they are limited to use on all-natural courses. In California, they are not allowed for cross country at the high school level; however, they are permitted during track season.

    • Spikeless models work almost as well as traditional spiked shoes in the mud. In addition, they can manage pavement, sidewalks, and rocky surfaces, as well as indoor and outdoor tracks.

  • 2013 Fall- Motion Stabilizing (7 Articles)

  • 2013 Fall - Neutral Shoes (10 Articles)

  • 2013 Fall Performance (6 Articles)

  • 2013 Year End (5 Articles)