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Nate’s Top 5 Trail Running Shoes of 2013

Altra Lone PeakNate just posted his top trail shoes of 2013 over on his blog Biker Nate. He helpfully included a list of all of the trail shoes that he ran in last year, and narrowed that down to his five favorites. To give you a bit of perspective, Nate is a high-mileage trail runner who specializes in races from 50-100 miles. He had several top-ten finishes last year, and prefers low-drop (usually 4mm or less), cushioned trail shoes.

Here’s the list of trail shoes that Nate put to the test last year:


Altra Lone Peak
Altra Lone Peak 1.5
Altra Torin
Brooks Pure Grit 2
Hoka Bondi B2
Hoka Bondi B Speed
Hoka Rapa Nui
La Sportiva Helios
Merrell All Out Rush
Merrell All Out Fuse
Merrell Bare Access II
Merrell Ascend Glove
Montrail Fluid Flex
New Balance MT1010
New Balance MT1010v2
New Balance MT110
New Balance MT110 Winter
Newton Boco AT
Nike Terra Kiger
Patagonia EverLong
Patagonia Evermore
Salomon SLab Sense
Skechers Go Bionic
Skechers Go Bionic Trail Prototype
Skechers Go Run Ride
Skechers Go Ultra Prototype
Skechers Go Ultra
Skechers Go Run 2

To view his top picks, head on over to bikernate.blogspot.com!

I’m hoping to have my reader picks posted in the coming week, compiling the responses has taken longer than anticipated!

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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