Un­der Ar­mour Hori­zon RTT

Women’s 281 g (9.9 oz.) Men’s 329 g (12 oz.) Drop ra­tio: 7 mm $105

Canadian Running - - TRAIL SHOE GUIDE -

The Hori­zon is now in its sec­ond gen­er­a­tion and has found a fol­low­ing as a straight­for­ward neu­tral trail shoe for grimy con­di­tions. There are two notable fea­tures that de­scribe what this shoe does best. First, the up­per is made en­tirely of a two dis­tinct pieces: a polyure­athane piece with per­fo­rated seg­ments for breatha­bil­ity, and a padded yet struc­tured heel col­lar. The com­bi­na­tion makes for a se­cure, comfy fit, with a great deal of re­sis­tance to the el­e­ments. All the struc­tural over­lays around the arch are welded to cut down on ex­cess weight and to keep the look clean and min­i­mal.

The sec­ond defin­ing fea­ture is in the ag­gres­sive out­sole. It’s very ag­gres­sive, us­ing a bi­lat­eral grip pat­tern for dig­ging into sloppy ter­rain both up and down hills. Cou­pled with the Charged cush­ion­ing – es­sen­tially a big foam puck of softer ma­te­rial in­serted be­low the heel for added com­fort dur­ing hard land­ings – it’s a nice, trust­wor­thy pack­age for the trails.

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