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Best for: Trail Running

The North Face Ultra MT has been ranked high by testers from Outside Online for technical running. “This shoe has the DNA of a mountain goat. With five-millimeter lugs for bite in loose turf, a sticky Vibram outsole, and an exceptionally secure fit, the Ultra MT was born to motor over gnarly trails.” The heel is firm and thick enough. The forefoot is thin, fast, and responsive on various terrains.