Terra Plana Evo–($160)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

Embracing the minimalist movement, the Evo is more of a running slipper, compared to the running toe-sock of the Vibram Bakila. With only four millimeters of rubber underfoot, the Evo is incredibly flexible and free feeling with almost no support; this, of course, is the idea behind these form-building tools toward more efficient, higher- turnover forefoot running. The weight is on par with that of a racing flat; and the upper is wide enough that our testers have to lace them as tight as they’d go, so you may want to size down a half for a snugger fit.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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