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- Fall 2012 Trail Running Shoe Review
- adidas Adizero XT 4, $100
- Altra ZeroDrop Superior, $95
- ASICS Gel-Scout, $120
- Avia Avi Bolt XZR II, $100
- Brooks Adrenaline ASR 9, $120
- Dynafit Feline Superlight GTX, $160
- ECCO Biom Trail GTX, $200
- Helly Hansen Rabbora Trail, $110
- Inov-8 Trailroc 25, $120
- Karhu Forward 3 Trail WP, $140
- Merrell Mix Master Aeroblock $120
- Mizuno Wave Ascend 7, $105
- New Balance 1010, $110
- Patagonia Forerunner RS, $125
- Saucony Kinvara TR, $100
- Salomon XT Wings 3, $140
- Scarpa Tempo, $115
Scarpa Tempo, $115
10.5 oz. (m), 9.3 oz. (w)
Fit: These have a comfortable fit throughout the shoe, with a secure heel cup and just enough extra room in the toe box to keep tootsies happy. Welded overlays cinch down with the laces for extra support and a comfortable fit.
Feel: The Tempo is a low-slung shoe with a fairly neutral (6mm drop) feel – not too high, not too low.
Ride: Think of these as the ‘daily’ shoe in your quiver. They don’ t change your stride, but offer a neutral platform for whatever you bring, providing a smooth heel to toe ride and responsiveness with a forefoot strike. Multi-directional lugs provide good traction in varying conditions, while a flexible rock plate and reinforced toe give extra protection when needed.