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Ultimate Mountain Trail Shoe — The Salomon Sense Mantra ($120) hit a sweet spot on serious mountain trail runs where we needed protection and light weight. The shoes are flexible and light enough (around 9 ounces per foot) to make the “minimalist” runner happy.

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But the Sense Mantras are built solidly to cushion from sharp stones and other interferences on the trail. One of our editors ran 100KM in the shoes during an ultra event in Colorado and praised the shoes as “saving him” through the tough, day-long race. Go here for the full review of this product on GearJunkie.

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