Karhu Flow Trail, $120
Category: Versatile Cruiser
Weight: 9.0 oz (men’s); 7.5 oz (women’s)
Height off the ground: 16mm (heel); 8mm (forefoot)
FIT: The snug fitting heel pocket has two foam pods in the heel collar to prevent slippage, and opens into a medium fit through the forefoot and toe.
FEEL: With moderate cushioning and good flexibility, testers liked these comfortable runners for road to trail and less-technical outings
RIDE: Heel strikers noted a smooth riding, easy heel-to-toe transition, and, while the multi-directional, grippy lugs were up to a variety of trail challenges, a lack of rock protection left some forefoot runners with hot spots.
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