Dynafit Feline SL
290g (men's UK 7) £135
With its rigid structure and overall look, the Dynafit Feline SL appears at first glance to be a beast of a shoe. However, at 290g, it's surprisingly light and comfortable. Our tester was able to wear them straight out of the box on a seven-mile road and trail run without any issues. However, this shoe is designed for use on rough terrain in the mountains and serious off-roaders won't be disappointed, thanks to the 'ballistic' bumpers in the heel and toe and a multipad midsole to reduce the effect of impact. We love the easy lacing system, plus the Vibram outsole, which offers a sturdy grip. The shoe also has an 8mm drop.
Verdict: The comfort of a road shoe with the grip of a trail shoe.
Available April 2019
252g (Men's UK 9.5)
This is a light shoe with a narrow fit, designed for mountain running. The sole uses Vibram Litebase technology to deliver rugged, durable grip but with reduced sole thickness and weight. The v-shaped lugs give great traction on rock and light mud. The upper is hard-wearing material, with a tough toe bumper for protection. There's a quick lacing system with a cover over the laces, which helps keep dust and debris out, plus a ‘heel preloader’ with a thick rubber band that adds tension to the heel and promotes a natural running gait. On the run they're light and responsive, but also provide good cushioning.
Verdict: Fast, grippy, durable and lightweight shoe.