Full Weather Protection
Don’t let nasty weather stop your workout; get the Razor and hit the trail. It’s a midweight runner with two layers of protection: an eVent waterproof/breathable membrane that lines the mesh upper, and a welded softshell ankle gaiter that keeps wet stuff from coming in over the top. The zippered gaiter closes with a Velcro tab–it’s breathable, wind- and water- resistant, and soft enough that it doesn’t rub when you’re running.
The Vibram sole was grippy even on slimy wet and occasionally icy trails; springy cushioning in the heel and forefoot stand up to pounding runs; and the plastic shank provides more protection and a more gradual flex than the Ahnu, a plus for rougher trails and longer miles. “The gaiter adds weight, but it also adds warmth,” reports one diehard winter runner. “My toes stayed warm in subfreezing temps, which meant I could run longer.” Best for medium-width feet. $135; 1 lb.
12 oz.; men’s 7-14, women’s 5-12; saucony.com