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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
ECCO Biom Trail GTX, $200
13.6 oz. (m), 9.4 oz. (w)
Fit: A more narrow design from heel to forefoot gives the upper of the Biom Trail somewhat of a road shoe fit, making them a good transition shoe for road runners.
Feel: The Biom Trail has a firm and secure underfoot feel with a bomber tough upper, which meant rocks, brambles and the weather weren’t a bother.
Ride: ECCO designs the Biom Trail for a heel-striking stride, and, heel-striding testers appreciated the moderate drop and cushioning on a variety of trail surfaces. But non heel-strikers, said the stride felt a bit forced. The rugged, multi-directional outsole provided good traction.