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Lowa S-Trail GTX and S-Cope GTX W–($145)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 8, 2010

lowaboots.com

Lowa’s long hiking lineage is reflected in the well-constructed and highly durable S-Cope for women and S-Trail for men, both of which are outfitted with GORE-Tex waterproofing. Testers recommended these shoes for runners seeking structure and motion control and substantial stability and underfoot protection thanks to the rigid frame of the shoe’s supportive, layered TPU and EVA midsole. With a separate women’s last, the fit of both styles accommodates wider, higher-volume feet. These make great shoes if you like to mix it up between hiking and running on challenging terrain.

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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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