b'BEST FOR LONG, TECHNICAL RUNS BEST IN VARIABLE TERRAIN BEST CUSTOM TRAINERArcteryx Norvan LD 2 $160Salomon Sense Ride 3 $120Tecnica Origin $170 When a shoe sheds nearly 15 percent of itsLike its predecessors, the Sense Ride 3 has The Origin is the most customizable run-weight without sacrificing performance,a superb cush-to-weight ratio that supportsning shoe to date. A store employee (or a we take notice. In Arcteryxs case, creditboth distance and agility. But It also has awebsite) uses metrics like weight, running Litebase, a Vibram outsole thats up to 50new midsole that combines lively foam with amechanics, and monthly mileage to match percent thinner than the competition, withsofter, more cushioned one. Testers found ityou with a mens or womens version of either similar grip and durability. A single-layer poly- smooth and squishy. The Sense Ride 3 alsothe less cushioned LT or the more cushioned ester mesh upper and microfiber heel lininggets a new mesh upper with durable one-pullXT. A heat-molding process then conforms led one of our testers to declare the NorvanKevlar laces, which kept our feet secure onthe shoe to the shape of your heel and arch. LD one of the most comfortable shoes Iveoff-camber terrain. A thin, decoupled rockThe downside: custom molding is available ever worn. The modest 27-millimeter heelplate protects from underfoot jabs whileonly through select retailers. Personalization keeps you close to the ground for incredibleallowing flexibility. And the four-millimeteraside, the Origin handles rugged terrain with stability over rough and uneven terrain. Alsomultidirectional lugs grip rugged trails andaplomb, and it runs and flexes smoothly on available in a Gore-Tex version. 9.2 oz (mens,run smooth on mellow dirt. 9.9 oz (mens,gentle trails, too. 10.811 oz (mens, pictured)pictured) / 7.8 oz (womens); 9 mm drop pictured) / 8.3 oz (womens); 8 mm drop/ 9.29.4 oz (womens); 9 mm dropRUN | OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 95SBG20_RUN_GOYTrailRunners_rlsd_458163.indd 95 3/27/20 1:15 PM'