These supportive, stable, one-pounders (one men's size nine weighs 16 ounces) still flex like a comfortable running shoe, and feel agile on a trail while providing stability and support for the long haul.
Swami gripe: Tubular laces come untied; must double-knot.
Swami like: Aggressive tread provides great traction, and a plate underfoot blocks rocky jabs. Gore-Tex upper.
From the Spring 2010 issue