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.
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