ASICS GEL-Scout T2C2N
Credit: Photograph by Travis Rathbone

BEST FOR: The toughest trails

Weight: 12.1 oz  Drop: 10mm

These showy neon kicks boast aggressive lugs and a snug cage structure on the upper for sure footing on wild terrain. Said one tester of wearing them on a trail littered with obscured roots, rocks, and debris: "I found that I could really open up my pace and handle the obstacle course with ease, managing uneven terrain and unexpected bumps. And I could still sense the ground and feel contact." [$120; asics.com]