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When the Rubber Hits the Snow


Shoes that cruise in snow, slush and ice


Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX
$165 |

The Xodus 6.0 GTX is designed to tackle the toughest of terrain with excellent midfoot support. A super-aggressive tread and lug pattern provides proven traction on the trails. The GORE-TEX slip-lasted construction ensures your feet stay dry in even the wettest of conditions. Dry feet will mean happy feet on winter runs.


ICEBUG Anima3 BUGrip
$199 |

The ICEBUG Anima3 BUGrip sole is made of a special rubber compound and has 19 integrated carbide steel studs that work independently from each other. They are not completely fixed to create a dynamic grip that adapts to the surface and provides the best possible traction on anything from dry asphalt to pure ice.


The North Face Ultra MT GORE-TEX
$170 |

The North Face has a 307g breathable all-weather GORE-TEX shoe designed for rugged terrain and rugged conditions. The Vibram Megagip outsole delivers traction on a snowy trail or icy road. Ripstop mesh provides forefoot protection and a Flashdry collar lining helps keep your feet — well — dry.


New Balance Vazee Pace Protect Pack
$140 |

New Balance’s Protect Pack makes the Vazee Pace a shoe for light, fast running all winter. If heavy lugs and aggressive tread patterns aren’t your thing in a running shoe, this may be your ticket for year-round training. A weather-resistant, closed mesh upper is designed to withstand the elements whatever Mother Nature brings.


$140 |

Built on the cushioned platform of PUMA’s most responsive running shoe, the IGNITE PWRWARM is packed with cold-friendly technology – from strategically placed adaptive materials that keep your feet at an optimum temperature in the coldest of climates, to NightCat reflective materials that give you high visibility on dark evening runs.


Brooks Ghost 8 GTX
$165 |

The Ghost 8 GTX starts with the cushioning, lightweight materials and smooth ride of the neutral Ghost 8 road shoe then wraps it in GORE-TEX for waterproof, breathable protection. The result is a dry and comfortable winter ride. The waterproof membrane and hydrophobic foam upper keep feet warmer and better protected when it’s cold out.


Altra Lone Peak NeoShell
$219 |

Altra’s Lone Peak NeoShell provides exactly what you expect from the endurance running specialist. The FootShape gives your toes plenty of room to spread out, encouraging the mid-foot strike this zero drop shoe targets. The NeoShell membrane keeps feet dry in slush and snow with plush cushioning. Gator Trap attachments are cleverly integrated.


Pearl Izumi Trail N2 V2
$165 |

Pearl Izumi’s go-to cold weather/winter shoe has an aggressive tread pattern and toe box that is ample enough to accommodate thicker socks. Pearl Izumi has paid special attention to the mid-foot fit and feel with a foot-hugging seamless upper. An enhanced carbon rubber outsole improves wet weather traction while a rock plate protects your forefoot.

Click to view this article in IMPACT Magazine's January/February 2016 Issue.