Brooks Gila $95
Each Brooks addition to the trail line has built on the strengths of their previous offerings. This may seem like a “no brainer,” but isn’t always the case. The Gila, named for a part of the Arizona deserts famous for the poisonous lizard – the Gila Monster, builds on the exceptional foundation of the ASR Lite and the Gecko. This trio offers formidable performance on the trails. The Gila 2 provides excellent stability and traction with adequate support from the upper. If you need a fair amount of support and traction to be a monster on the trails, the Gila 2 might be your next trail shoe.
Features: Air mesh/synthetic leather upper, with molded toe and heel bumpers, CoolMax lining for moisture management, Ghilly lacing, and reflective highlights. CM-EVA midsole with hydroflow ST in the heel, and forefoot hydroflow. Modified Diagonal Rollbar and DRB Accel designed to curb overpronation. Aggressive lugged, podular carbon rubber outersole with stabilizing kick-fin on heel. Last shape: semi- curved
Recommended for: High to low arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild overpronation