Brooks Pure Grit 3: Trail Running Shoes

 

Tough, capable, and comfortable, the redesigned Pure Grit offers even more traction and support than its predecessor. The shoe runs neutral, but it ably supported a couple of beefier, mildly overpronating runners. Testers found that the hexagonal lugs provided great traction without being too intrusive on smoother surfaces. [9.9 oz; 4mm drop; $120; brooksrunning.com]