Testers raved about this shoe, with comments ranging from, “It’s great all around” to, “It’s my favorite shoe, ever.” The seamless upper proved comfortable upon first step-in, yet seemed to conform to feet over each run. On road—and trail—the ride is “smooth, organic, and natural,” gushed a tester. One knock: The protection from hard roots and rocks isn’t ideal, despite it having a rock plate underfoot. And the traction is sufficient on most trails, but not stellar when climbing steep, loose terrain. Swami gripe: Tread holds mud. Swami like: Great performance overall.
10.7 oz. (men’s), 9.6 oz. (women’s)