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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.

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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...
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Sustainable Performance: norda Trail Running Shoes

Introducing norda, founded in Montreal and proudly Canadian, and makers of the sustainable norda trail running shoes in a series that flat-out performs. norda is breaking boundaries and making history to prove that performance and sustainability should always run together. The dual commitment to high performance and sustainability is only possible because of a decision to use the most innovative materials on Earth. If norda compromised on technology, both performance and sustainability would suffer. So, no compromises. sustainable materialsBio-based Dyneema Fibre, found in the upper of the norda 001, is the world’s strongest and lightest fibre. It uses a mass balance

Saucony Ride 14 Review

Today, we’re thrilled to review the Saucony Ride 14 running shoes. This is a multi-purpose pair of running shoes, ideal for trail runs, sprint training, half and full marathons or just going to the gym. Saucony Ride shoes are your new bud who will always be there for you. The variety of bright colours is perfect for night training, especially so cars and paparazzi can see you. You'll need to be ready to smile at the cameras when running at an electrifying speed. Some buyers have confessed they have fallen in love with Ride 14 shoes and as a heads

HOKA Clifton 8 Running Shoes Review

Today, we’re excited to review the HOKA Clifton 8 Running Shoes. This is a multi-purpose pair of running shoes that’s perfect for running outdoors or on the treadmill. From participating in short 10km fun runs to half and full marathons, HOKA Clifton 8 shoes will be your new best friend. The variety of colours and the flashy style of the shoes will show your enemies that they can’t keep up with your Hollywood lifestyle. Cheapskates who buy HOKA Clifton 8 knock-offs at your local market will soon realize they’re running with concrete soles. But when you buy the real deal,

Best Running Socks for Summer 2021

Picking the right pair of running socks doesn't have to be about choosing the most expensive pair. It’s about choosing the ones that are lightweight, fit well, designed with technical materials, and equipped with strong sweat-wicking properties. Don’t forget - your feet sweat too! It seems like most people focus on picking the right running shoes, while running socks often get neglected. A poor pair of running socks can lead to toenail problems, bursitis, blisters, infections, and other foot issues. Therefore, it’s best to look for high-performance or technical running socks that create the right fit and environment for your

Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

Got a fun run coming up? Training for a half or full marathon? Or are you entering a triathlon? Picking the right running shoes for flat feet can be very overwhelming. It isn’t about choosing the most expensive shoes. It’s about choosing a pair that’s comfortable and causes no pain when running. If you overpronate, the outer edge of your heel hits the ground first. Your foot then rolls inward onto the arch. You might be at a higher risk of getting shin splints, heel spurs, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. For those who overpronate, you need maximum support,

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 runner. Think about it: The best running 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 best running hat can be worn while jogging your favourite trail or while enjoying a soirée on the town. As you’ll see,

Best Running Shorts in 2021

Proper running shorts are a game changer. They offer support, coverage, and ventilation to name just a few of their benefits. And, when you consider their relatively low price, it’s worth taking the time to choose the right pair. Of course, that’s easier said than done—not only do you have to consider the technical specs, but you’ll need to take size and fit into account. To make things easier, we’ve broken down our top picks for every style of running and every type of runner.Our title for the overall best pair of running shorts in 2021 goes to the PRAISE Abaddon

Best HOKA Running Shoes in 2021

Running is hard. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were just a little bit easier? Luckily, HOKA has made it their mission to create running shoes that do just that. While many brands are busy shaving down features to produce the most minimalist shoe on the shelf, HOKA has embraced a maximilatist design philosophy. The result is a line of runners that offers incomparable support, comfort, and shock absorption. In this article, we take a tour of our favourite HOKA running shoes for men and HOKA running shoes for women. We also tackle some frequently asked questions. TL;DR: For the best all-around

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, weight, and waterproofing. We’ve found the top runners

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 a pair of top running shoes that you should 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

Best Running Headlamps in 2021

When the days start getting shorter, you may find yourself itching for an after-work run after sunset. Or, you might be an early bird that loves hitting the trails before sunrise. Whatever your reasons, a good running headlamp is an essential piece of kit for staying safe on a dark run. In this article, we’ll go through the top eight running headlamps on the market and discuss what we love and don’t like about each one. When testing running headlamps, we looked at factors such as the price for value, weight, brightness, runtime, and durability. Our favourite overall is the BioLite

Best Brooks Running Shoes in 2021

Brooks is a pioneer in the running shoe industry. It all started when they created the world's first stability shoe in 1977, the Vantage, and began patenting different types of DNA midsole foams. From the GuideRails system that offers unobtrusive support for overpronators and neutral runners, to the 3D fit printed uppers and plush DNA foam, it’s hard to beat the features of Brooks running shoes at their price point. Over the years Brooks has amassed a large following, from workers in the healthcare industry who spend all day on their feet, to road and trail runners alike. For our top

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

In the Mountains with Joe Grant

How do you usually respond to the question “what is your profession?” The answer depends on the context. I specialize in mountain running and ultra distances - my job revolves around running, but also around the mountains and being an ambassador for the mountains. I’m an athlete, writer, photographer. I create content, I’m involved in product design and development. I organize events and work for nonprofits. I also do speaking engagements, and clinics. For the uninitiated, what distinguishes mountain running from trail running? The difference is highlighted in the names. Trail is on a set path and can get quite

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.

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

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 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

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

How to Carry Water While Running

Shop Our Running Collection Carrying Water While Exercising Bikes 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

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