Many trail runs—even those in mountain towns known for trail running—start on pavement and require the dual personality of the Gel-Trail Attack. With the smooth heel-to-toe ride and generous flex of a road trainer, it cushions effectively—especially at higher speeds—on asphalt or non-technical trails.
Swami gripe: It's not nearly as comfortable on rock-strewn cliffhangers than it is on soft dirt trails.
Swami like: Dual-directional outsole lugs, a gusseted tongue, and a thin underfoot protection plate make it trail worthy.
From the Spring 2010 issue