When the snowing gets tough, the tough go running. But stepping out for a few
dozen miles in the crunchy or slushy white stuff isn’t for the faint of heart — you have to be prepared. Solomon can help you do just that with their Snowcross CS ($200) lightweight winter trail running shoe. It looks all business, and it delivers in some of the nastiest running environments out there.
The boons here are the water-resistant zippered gaiter and second skin material, which shroud the bona fide running shoe. Aside from the raincoat for your feet, the Snowcross CS also sports one-pull laces, ankle pads to protect your dogs from the rigors of rocks and low-lying tree branches, and nine sweet carbide metal spikes embedded in the Mud & Snow non-marking Contagrip® outsole to bite into ice on your trek. All this weighs just 8.5 ounces. Now all you’ve got to do is work up the courage to get out there in the cold darkness of morning to burn off last night’s beef binge.
Buy Now: $200