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Top 10 Most Read Gear Articles in 2022

We’ve done the math. Crunched the numbers. Here are the ten most popular Trail Runner articles on gear we published in 2022.

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1. The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2023

By Cory Smith & Lisa Jhung

We took 20 shoes out on trails from our doorsteps to mountaintops. These 7 came out ahead.

2. The Best Poles For Trail Running

By Zoë Rom

Looking to run steep trail races? See our tester’s reviews of the best poles for trail running. Here are the best poles for trail running.

3. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Altra Running Shoes

By Brian Metzler

The upstart brand with the wide, comfy toe box, balanced ride, and loyal following had its start in a toaster oven.

4. This Packraft Weighs Less Than a Pineapple And Is Perfect For Trail Runners

By Nicholas Triolo

Alpacka Raft’s featherweight Ghost is changing the game for multisport adventures.

Sports Sunglasses

5. Are Oversized Sunglasses Overkill For Trail Runs?

By: Alex Tzelnic

There’s a new trend in trail running eyewear and it’s large, fluorescent, and retro. But how? But why?

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6. 8 of the Best Socks for Trail Running

By: Reagan Colyer

There are a lot of running socks out there. Here are our favorites, plus when we like to wear them.

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7. Kilian Jornet’s New NNormal Shoes Are Now Available

By Zoë Rom

The much-anticipated launch of Kilian Jornet’s outdoor brand NNormal features two exciting new shoes. Here’s what you need to know.

Carbon Trail Shoes

8. The Summer 2022 Carbon Trail Shoe Roundup

By the Editors at Trail Runner

Our editors tested five of the best carbon-plated trail shoes – and two alternative plated shoes – on the market. Here’s what we found.

9. 12 Trail Running Gear Hacks

By: Yitka Winn

Dirt-cheap equipment modifications to help you get the most out of your trail-running gear.

10. How Trail Gear Became Streetwear

By: Alex Tzelnic

From Bill Murray to hip hop icons, trail shoes and apparel is catching fire on some of the biggest stages. Here’s a look behind the crossover trend.