K-Swiss Blade Max Trail–$130

www.k-swiss.com

12.2 oz

Fit / Featuring a generous, but not too roomy toe box, this shoe provides a snug midfoot wrap and secure heel fit. Average to wide-footed runners will enjoy the balanced fit.

Feel / Testers were impressed with the forgiving feel underfoot and how well the shoe transitioned from pavement to trail. Although it’s not the lightest shoe we reviewed, testers commented on how light the shoes felt on their feet.

Ride / “It rode like a road shoe with snow tires; it would also be perfect for snowy road runs in the winter,” remarked one tester. With a flexible midsole and a rock-stop plate, the Blade Max Trail provides a smooth ride with enough protection for small rocks, roots and other off-road obstacles.

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