Fall 2013 Trail Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

The North Face Single-Track Hayasa II

The North Face Single-Track Hayasa II, $110

Category: Cushioned Cruisers

Weights: 9.1 oz. (men’s), 7.6 oz. (women’s)

Heights: 15mm (heel), 7mm (forefoot)

Fit: A medium fit through the heel and midfoot yields to a high-volume toe box.

Feel: The second edition of this shoe is improved with an additional layer of soft foam in the heel and forefoot, something our wear-testers very much appreciated. The upper was also updated with a smooth, comfortable moisture-wicking mesh that secures the foot and aids in agility.

Ride: Neutral testers lauded this shoe’s smooth heel-to-toe roll and light, foamy ride over varied terrain. Its low-profile tread and flexible demeanor promote good trail feel and absorb the impact of pokey rocks and sticks, while also giving a smooth transition from road to trail.

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