Recap: Gear Junkie’s Summer Shoe & Boot Reviews

Testing the latest footwear is a primary occupation for the reviewers at From minimalist trail shoes to full-leather boots, the reviews below offer a roundup of some of this year’s most intriguing footwear makes. Pick out your optimal shoe and lace up to hit the trail!

Minimal Trail Runner
> New Balance Minimus

> UK Gear ’1,000-Mile’ Shoe

Full Leather Hiker
> Wolverine Fulcrum hiking boot

Minimal Road Runner
> Inov-8 Road-X 233

‘Mountain Running’ Shoe
> La Sportiva Crosslite

Silicone ‘Foot Glove’
> Inov-8 Evoskin

Super-Size Trail Running Shoes
> Tecnica’s Diablo MAX

Minimal Sport Sandal
> Teva Zilch

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Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.