Running has grown in popularity in recent years. It helps keep you fit, decompress and reduce stress. Perfect for anyone, this sport requires only one piece of equipment: a good pair of running shoes. Get expert advice on how to get started, how to choose your shoes, as well as product reviews. Training, long distance, trail running… Whether you're training for your next marathon or going for a jog, Altitude Sports has everything you need to go the extra mile.


Best Trail Running Shoes in 2021

Best Trail Running Shoes in 2021

From curvy single-tracks to rugged off-road terrain, trail running has a unique meaning for every person. However, there’s one thing all types of trail runners need: the best trail...

Best Running Shoes in 2021

Ready for your daily jogging routine? The beauty of running is that it is a particularly accessible sport. It can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and with minimal equipment. In fact, the only thing that is really important to consider is the pair of shoes that you will be wearing. Finding a good pair is essential, not only to improve your performance but also to avoid injury in the short or long term.With so many models to choose from, how do you choose just one?First and foremost, you should know what kind of running you will be using your shoes for:

Top 5 Gore-Tex Running Shoes

Take your running routine to the next level with GORE-TEX, the best waterproof membrane available. From torrential downpours to light drizzles, you’ll want to keep your feet dry, which is why we’ve prepared a list of the best waterproof running shoes on the market. With the right apparel and footwear, you can say goodbye to boring indoor routines on the treadmill and tackle the wet weather with confidence. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Arc'teryx Tackle slush, mud and rain in the Norvan LD GTX trail running shoes.  Designed with GORE-TEX membrane, the Norvan LD 2 fits like a glove and offers exceptional weather protection

Best Winter Running Shoes Reviewed for 2021

Cold weather running isn’t just for the pros. With the right pair of shoes, anyone can get a grip on winter running (see what I did there?). That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best winter running shoes of 2021. Read on to discover our personal favourites alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs! Our choice for best overall winter running shoes goes to the Arc'teryx Aerios GTX. The streamlined upper is highly waterproof and breathable, while the Vibram outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow and even mud when the weather starts to warm up.

Best Running Hats In 2021

Hats get a bad rap. It’s something you throw on when you’re in a rush or when you don’t feel like trying. But they’re more than a mere cloaking device—they’re an essential and versatile piece of kit for any serious adventurer. Think about it: Hats keep you warm in winter, shaded in the summer, and looking cool all the time. Can your fancy gloves do that? Didn’t think so. For such a comparably small investment, the right hat can be worn while jogging your favourite trail or while enjoying a soirée on the town. As you’ll see, the only time

The Complete Guide to Cold Weather Running

For all of winter’s dazzling beauty, there’s something sinister about it. Yes, that fluffy, festive season is a special kind of bummer for runaholics. Friends might say Why don’t you just join a gym? Maybe they’ll even advise you to “take up indoor sports.” But they don’t get it—not really. For you, nothing can replace the simple elegance and steady rhythm of a good ol’ run.But this year is going to be different. Because this is the year you take running back from winter.We present you with the complete guide to cold weather running. By the end of this article,

8 Best Running Pants and Tights for Winter Running

Whether you’re running in winter, on cold summer days or windy fall afternoons, a good pair of running tights are essential for running all year round and fighting off cold weather. There's nothing like a pair of the best running pants and tights for men and women for winter running. We've pulled out the stops and chosen our eight faves, all to help you enjoy the outdoors and your training regimen through the winter. Our top pick for men is the Sub Zero Zap Tight by Sugoi, and for women, the Winter Warm High Rise Tights by The North Face.

Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2021

For some, the falling snow and blistering winds mean it's time to hang up their running shoes for the season. It's time to switch gears, literally, to skis, snowboards, snowshoes and whatever else they might enjoy doing on snow and ice. For those who like to stick to their favourite activities all year round we've got you covered. Whether it's swapping your road bike for a fat bike, or running straight through winter, we've got the apparel to get you through the cold. Here's our list of the best winter running jackets.How To Dress For Winter RunningWinter running is less

Gift Ideas for Runners for 2021

The pandemic will have made everyone want to get back in shape by running and being active, and we fully encourage this enthusiasm. However, giving a gift to a running enthusiast is not so easy due to the wide selection of toques, running shoes, sports watches and gloves on the market. If you're looking for running gift ideas, read on and take a look at this guide prepared by our running experts. The Best Gifts for Runners We've prepared a selection of items that will make every runner in your life happy. You'll find products for running on the trail

How to Carry Water While Running

Shop Our Running Collection Carrying Water While ExercisingBikes are generally equipped with water bottle holders that are conveniently located so you can hydrate throughout your ride. There are also backpacks which can hold water bladders and have a hose so you can hydrate on the go. While hiking, you generally have a day pack which can easily hold multiple water bottles or a bladder, but how do you carry water while running?Running with a water bottle in your hand is convenient but it isn't so practical. It can be hard to have a good grip if the water bottle is too

Best Running Watches

Of all the running watches we examined, the Garmin Forerunner 245 was our Best Overall running watch. It has exceptional technological capabilities and monitors advanced running dynamics.Let’s get started with our best running watches guide.Best Overall Running Watch Garmin Forerunner 245 A high-functioning Garmin at an accessible price? You’ve got it with the Garmin Forerunner 245. It provides users with detailed fitness tracking and long and short-term training analyses.The Forerunner 245 comes in two different versions, one with music storage of up to 500 songs. Both the Forerunner 245 Music and the Forerunner 245 have one or two-hour-long GPS tracked activities per

Best Hydration Packs for Running in 2021

Whether you’re trail-racing, running a marathon, a casual runner or training for your next event, after your shoes a hydration pack for running should be the most essential piece of equipment on your list. We’ve compiled reviews, a guide and answered some FAQs to help you find the best hydration packs for running. Since aid stations are spaced far apart, a hydration pack ensures runners have enough hydration to make it to the next station.  Some hydration packs in our review have bladders or reservoirs, which are soft, flexible plastic bags that sit on your back. Others have pockets for soft flasks of water

Best Stability Running Shoes In 2020

After reviewing the top stability running shoes on the market, we found the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 shoes were the best overall in comfort, stability, and cushioning. Below, we look at the best stability running shoes for different types of terrain and purposes. What is a Stability Running Shoe? Top Stability Running Shoes Reviewed:  Best Overall: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoes Best-selling: ASICS Gel-Kayano 26 Shoes Best Premium: On Cloudace Shoes Best Lightweight: Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 Shoes Best for Training: Saucony Omni ISO 2 Shoes Most Comfortable: Salomon Predict RA shoes What to Look for in a Stability Running Shoe FAQ for Stability Running Shoes

Best Long-Distance Running Shoes in 2021

When you’re running a marathon or covering long distances, you want a running shoe that will help you tackle the miles. Long-distance running shoes are built to last under high-mileage, intensive runs. Most on the market have high energy return in an effort to boost speed.This form of running requires a high level of physical endurance, extended timeframes, and long paths. We found that the best overall shoe for this strenuous activity is the Saucony Kinvara 12 running shoe. They epitomize the ideal running footwear with their cushioning and responsiveness.Here’s an in-depth look at our best long-distance running shoes. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente BEST ALL-AROUND

Best Garmin Watches In 2020

In the wake of the smartifying revolution, watches have gone the way of the telephone, becoming much more than their humble beginnings suggest. Today, a watch not only tells time—it tracks your location through GPS, plays your favorite music, syncs up with your smartphone, and measures all the nuances of your physical existence.  For its general wizardry in all these categories, Garmin’s Venu Watch is our top pick. Read on to discover why and which other models we’re excited about. The Top Garmin Watches Reviewed Best Overall Smartwatch Garmin Venu Watch Garmin’s Venu Watch does just about everything except cook

Best Salomon Trail Running Shoes

We’ll save you some time—if you’re looking for a plush, cushioned shoe, look elsewhere (like the Hoka One One, for example). Salomons are known for their firm, responsive runners that give your feet a good feel for the ground. Of all the Salomon trail running shoes reviewed, we found the Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX to be the best overall for their versatility and comfort. Whether you’re looking for the best Salomon shoes for hiking, winter running, or want to find the most affordable ones—this detailed guide is for you. THE TOP SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SHOES REVIEWEDBest all-around: Salomon Speedcross 5 GTXRunner up: Salmon Ultra ProBest affordable: Salomon

Best Minimalist Running Shoes

Lightweight and close to the ground, minimalist running shoes let you truly feel the terrain and strike the ground naturally. When choosing the right shoe, considerations range from heel-to-toe drop to support and cushioning. We’ve rounded up and reviewed this year’s best minimalist running shoes to help you hit the ground running. The Trail Glove 5 Eco Shoes is our top pick overall, as they ranked well in each category we tested. Keep in mind, finding the perfect minimalist shoes isn't about our ratings or anyone else's. It's about which shoes fit best for you and how you will be

Best Trail Running Shoes in 2021

From curvy single-tracks to rugged off-road terrain, trail running has a unique meaning for every person. However, there’s one thing all types of trail runners need: the best trail running shoes to cushion and protect their feet. We considered many shoes and tested the best eight in this guide. We found the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX trail running shoes to be the best in terms of traction, advanced features, and comfort. When looking for the best trail running shoes of 2021, we scoured the market for shoes with the best cushioning, flexibility, lightweight, and waterproofing. We’ve found the top runners for

Performance for the Streets: The Salomon Advanced Collection

For the past few seasons, comfort has regained its top spot as the number 1 criteria of urban collections. The #STAYHOME movement has only made jogging pants and orthopedic shoes more popular in spite of their previous status as ‘dad shoes.’ But for Salomon, pioneers in the world of running shoes, this is nothing new: rallying its cutting-edge technologies to bold designs, the perfect urban collection has been here all along, ready to be adopted by urban fashion enthusiasts. Born in Annecy, a city at the epicenter of the French Alps, the brand is renowned for its outdoor running shoes

6 Ideas To Get You Running This Spring

Whether you’ve been running for years or you’re hoping to use the current situation to start jogging, there’s no better time than the arrival of Spring - and quarantine - to start a training program. I’ve been racing regularly since 2010. For me, creating a racing program with a rigorous training plan doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. On the contrary, I need to feel motivated and proud every time I put on my shoes. To get you motivated I have 6 innovative ideas to get you outside while improving your running endurance. Explore your neighborhood Since I’m spending most

Asics x Reigning Champ: RCxA Performance Streetwear Apparel

Seen on the feet of leisurely joggers and marathon runners alike, Asics is one of the first names that comes to mind when you hear running. They've established themselves as leaders in running apparel and intuitively designed running shoes. Vancouver-born Reigning Champ has been around for over a decade and in that time they've managed to take the performance apparel industry by storm with their ruggedly designed, minimalist training gear that gives traditional athleisure streetwear credibility. The Asics x Reigning Champ Vancouver Edition collab (RCxA) takes the best of both brands to create a unique collection that will delight runners

How to Dress for Winter Running

Running during winter can be daunting. Icy paths, cold temperatures, lack of visibility, and a number of other factors can make life difficult. But with the right gear, you can beat the winter blues, so be ready when you hit the trails with this winter running guide. Finding The Right Footwear Running gurus won't stop at the sign of snow in the forecast but instead, beef up their running gear so that they can keep racking up their weekly kilometres before and after work. With the proper footwear, you too can be out there with the running gurus all winter

Ranking Reigning Champ Hoodies & Sweaters

Alright, so you’ve done some research and decided on a Canadian-made hoodie or sweater from Reigning Champ. Good choice on the clothing brand. Now you’ve got to pick the right sweatshirt. Do you go basic or branded? Are you looking for something thicker and warmer for winter or more of a lightweight sweater for spring? Either way, we’re assuming you’re prioritizing comfort, which is why you've chosen Reigning Champ.  To help make your choice a little easier, we've ranked the best Reigning Champ hoodies and sweaters from our collection. Our rankings are based on our customer reviews and our expertise

Head and Feet in the Clouds: Hit Your Personal Best with On Running Shoes

On was born in the Swiss Alps. Although a run through Maisonneuve Parc in Montreal or through the trails at Canmore, Alberta might be less glamorous, it’s with runners in mind that innovators at On have done the unimaginable. Pushing the boundaries of science, On running shoes have made the impossible possible - by showing you what it’s like to run on clouds. More On Products Explaining the CloudTec Sole A cushioned sole is always good. But a shoe with a sole that’s cushioned when you need it is even better - this is the principle on which CloudTec is

Get To Know ACC Running Coach Aurelie: Shoes, Travels & More

We started ACC as a running club any level of runner could join while promoting good vibes and an inclusive community – a community that runs together every Wednesday at 6 PM. Even though ACC operates at a 'social pace,' we wanted a professional on board to teach proper techniques, give fitness advice, and help runners find shoes that work for their feet... Enter ACC Running Coach Aurélie Collette. With over a decade of experience as a marathoner and trainer of triathletes, Aurélie helps you improve your running stride. We sat down with her to learn more about her role

Finding the Perfect Running Shoe

Competitive running was later used for entertainment as it became a part of religious festivals such as the Tailteann Games in Ireland and then the Olympic Games which date back to 776 BCE in Greece. Nowadays running is often used as stress relief, for exercise and for some, an enjoyable hobby.It’s no surprise that it is the ‘world’s most accessible sport’ for the fact that you can do it pretty much anywhere on land you please. Running is a sport practiced around the world by people of all ages. Shop Our Running Collection Common Questions When Buying Running ShoesWhat shoe

DANCING WITH THE MOUNTAINS: Trail Running In The Rain With Arc’teryx Marketer Josh Barringer

It seemed like the sun hadn’t woken up. Dark rain clouds contrasted with the bright green of the Cove Forest. The droplets splashing on the car hood soothed our eyelids, still groggy from the early morning. The vehicle swept over Indian River Drive, a winding vanishing point of a road whose only yellow line served as a landmark in the deluge and enclosing trees. "This is where I feel most alive," said Josh, who parked in a spot known only to locals. That morning, Jennifer and Josh, teammates at Arc'teryx marketing, met us at dawn to go trail running on

You Can Have it All – Ultra Fastpack III Trail Runners by The North Face

The right pair of shoes makes all the difference when getting outside and active. This is especially true of trail running, where you push your limits on demanding terrain and not always in the easiest weather conditions. The Ultra series by The North Face features their Fastpack models, designed for runners looking to devour the trails while bettering their performance. Shop the Collection Mix the protection of a hiking boot with the flexibility of a running shoe – this is the gambit The North Face took on when designing their Fastpack products. The secret to making it work is an

ACC Running Club: an interview with club founder & Altitude Sports Buyer Simon Pelletier-Marcotte

We at Altitude Sports are all-season runners - but spring and summer are when we hit the streets in numbers. Our new ACC club welcomes any runner, no matter your level. This year we’ll be involved in the sponsorship of running events, holding product testing clinics across Quebec, and showing up almost any place where running is the focus. Simon Pelletier-Marcotte, one of our buyers, founded the club. He’s a gear and footwear aficionado who’s followed his passion for running everywhere he’s been. From running with top clubs around the world to hanging with the shoe designers, Simon truly has

Discover the Limited Edition Salomon S/LAB Black Edition Collection

If you're a Salomon fanatic who loves adding new shoes to your technical shoe line-up, your footwear collection is about to get a little more black with Salomon's limited edition S/LAB Black Edition collection. New this season, Salomon's S/LAB collection is getting a subtle makeover. Replacing their eye-catching colours with shades of black, the S/LAB Black Edition collection blends the sleek designs you love with the sharp elegance of black. Shop Salomon Footwear Created in the Salomon design center in Annecy, the Salomon S/LAB Black Edition evolved from the idea of creating "a serious look, for serious progress." Available in three different models

Inov-8 Trailroc 270 Trail Running Shoes Reviewed

If you’re like me the first thing people ask as they come through the front door is “ How many pairs of shoes could you possibly need? ” And it’s a fair question; a runner’s shoes often dominate the front closet. To a non-runner, all shoes might look the same. Faded colors, a coating of dried mud, half-worn rubber lugs. But to a dedicated runner, patterns emerge. There’s a couple pairs for the road. A couple pairs for distance. There’s a pair saved for racing. And then there are several pairs kept on a shelf of their own. The after

Vibram® Furoshiki Running Shoe Review

I assure you that you will come to love the Vibram FiveFingers Furoshiki shoe for more than their snazzy appearance once you let your feet slip inside. Shop Vibram® Furoshiki Shoes Our review of this productThe pros are:No movement restrictionCompact & lightweightEasy maintenanceThe cons are:Low breathabilityGradual transition from non-minimalist shoes a mustComing from the concept of the traditional Japanese packaging wrap, Furoshiki, the shoe ties itself around the top of your foot with little or no pressure at all. Wrap & go! They are very lightweight and can be rolled up into their little carrying case to be brought anywhere, on

The North Face Flight Series: Tackle the Trails in Lightweight Running Gear

When it comes to running under the heat of the hot summer sun, choosing the right apparel can make the world of difference. From sprinting along gravel paths and paved sidewalks to taking in the views from rugged mountain peaks, lightweight materials with moisture-wicking fabrics are a wardrobe essential for any runner. Having worked alongside their running athletes, The North Face was able to create progressive designs which exceed the apparel needs of most runners. Crafted with top quality fabrics and technologies that enhance breathability and performance, The North Face Flight Series is undoubtedly a favourite among all runner types. Shop The North