With spring on the horizon, it’s time to hit the ground running. Here’s the best gear to keep your stride right.
On Running Cloudflyer Waterproof
Designed for long miles, this slick road shoe is just the ticket for trail runners who want to cross-train on pavement and gravel (and vice versa). Stylish and soft, the shoe offers plenty of stability on hard surfaces and a sure fit up top thanks to a comfy tongue. With a wind- and rain-proof membrane, the waterproof version proves worth the extra cost when you are getting in shape during the sloshy, wet days of spring. $180; on-running.com
Altra Olympus 4
The latest take on the big, cushy Olympus, this cruiser—which tips the scales at a respectable 11.6 ounces in the men’s shoe—is all about comfort. Altra is known for its zero-drop sensitivity, and this shoe retains that nimbleness while adding