Brand: Vasque Outdoor Footwear
Model: Mindbender GTX
During an epic spring mud season in Alaska, one tester praised the waterproof Alamosa for its “sneaker-like feel and roomy toebox,” which accommodated swelling as he racked up big miles. Best for lighter (less than 30-pound) packs and groomed trails.
> Price $130
Running an ultra is a mind-bending experience. The Mindbender was developed to help you wrap your head around the challenge. Built on a Perpetuum last, this light but rock solid shoe was created to eat up miles without eating your feet.