Tevashpere Trail, $120
Category: Versatile Cruiser
Weight: 9.4 oz (men’s); 8.1 oz (women’s)
Height off the ground: 23mm (heel); 19mm (forefoot)
FIT: The Tevasphere Trail has a narrow fit throughout, but with more volume in the toe box than it’s slim fit would suggest.
FEEL: Testers commented that their heels nestled into the shoe for a secure feel, and the two unique midfoot “support pods” give some arch support and a stable underfoot platform.
RIDE: Firm was the first word that came to mind regarding the ride and testers were initially very aware of the support pods. Out on the trail, the firmness resulted in a responsive ride and the pods gave sound lateral stability. These weren’t the best for road to trail, but, once they hit the dirt, they were able to handle a mixed bag of trail conditions.
FILED UNDER: Shoes and Gear / Trail Running TAGS: Brooks / Dynafit / Inov-8 / Karhu / La Sportiva / Mammut / Montrail / New Balance / Patagonia / Pearl Izumi / Running Shoes / Salomon / Saucony / Skechers / The North Face / Trail Running / Trail Running Shoes