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FOOTWEAR REVIEWS

Welcome to our footwear reviews section – here you will find all our shoes, boots, and sandals reviews.

The Best Trail Running Shoes

A list of the best trail running shoes, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

The Best Hiking Boots For Men and Women in 2022

This guide makes it easy to find the best hiking boots for you - both men's and women's, from breathable lightweight boots to waterproof backpacking options.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

Best Running Shoes For Men & Women: The Roads Won’t Know What Hit ‘Em!

The best running shoes rated and shortlisted, and advice to ensure you buy the most comfortable, high-performing shoes that work for YOU.

Best Lululemon Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate Buying Guide

Comparison of all women's lululemon shoe styles including Blissfeel, Chargefeel and Restfeel, plus sizing tips, color options and pricing.

Lululemon Chargefeel Review: Is This Women’s Workout Shoe a HIIT?

This Lululemon Chargefeel review explains what these women's workout shoes are great for, pros, cons, who they're for and where to buy them.

HOKA Mafate Speed 4 Review: The HOKA Trail Shoes That Won Me Over

This HOKA Mafate Speed 4 review shares my findings after pushing these trail running shoes to the limit, PLUS find out exactly who they'll suit best!

On Cloudgo Review: And Why They’ve Earned A Place In My Limited Shoe Rotation

Our In-house 'On' expert shares how the Cloudgo performs while running, and why he believes they can be your secret weapon for training.

Craft Sportswear Review: CTM Ultra 2 Floats Like A Butterfly

This Craft CTM Ultra 2 review shares how these running shoes perform, how they compare to other racers, my opinion on Craft Sportswear brand.

On Cloudeasy Review: Cloud 5 Finally Has Competition, And It’s From On…

This On Cloudeasy review shares how the shoes perform in the everyday, while running, and how they compare to On's popular Cloud shoes.

Nike Terra Kiger 8 Review: Nike Just CRUSHED It!

This Nike Terra Kiger 8 review dissects Nike's latest all-round flagship trail running shoes. I also share my arguments for (and against) buying them.

Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Review

This Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Review shares all you need to know about Nike's latest cushioned door-to-trail hybrid trail running shoes before buying.

Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review: Graphene Door-To-Trail Shoes

In this Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review, I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe they are built for.

On Cloudrunner Review: I Wasn’t Expecting This!

In this On Cloudrunner review I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe the Cloudrunner is built for.

Lululemon Running Shoe Review – How The Women’s Blissfeel Shoe Stacks Up

Lululemon running shoe review including the Blissfeel's key features, pros, cons, and how they stack up to other running shoe brands.

Kane Footwear Review: Recovery Shoes For Athletes OR Anyone Needing The Benefits

In this Kane Footwear review, I share how these slip-ons can potentially help your feet recover faster after a run or spending long days on your feet.

On Cloudmonster Review: My New Favorite Road Running Shoes

Our In-house 'On' expert shares how the Cloudmonster performs while running, and why he believes they're On's best road running shoe yet!

On Cloudvista Review: On’s Responsive Mid-Level Trail Running Shoes

In this On Cloudvista Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these speedy, mid-distance trail running shoes before buying.

Olukai Sandals Review – Hawaii On Your Feet!

This Olukai sandals review takes a look at the key features, pros and cons of their Hawaiian-inspired men's and women's Ohana flip flops.

On Cloudaway Review: On’s Best Travel Shoes For The Adventurous

In this On Cloud Away review, you'll learn why they are On's best travel shoes, how I rate them, and how they compare to other On lifestyle shoes.

On Cloud Review: On’s Most Popular Lightweight Running Shoes [Cloud 5]

2022 UPDATE: In this On Cloud review [Cloud 5], you'll learn how they perform for running & as a daily lifestyle shoe. Are they really the best On's? Find out why I believe the are!

On Cloudboom Echo Review

In this On Cloudboom Echo Review you will learn everything there is to know about these hyper lightweight, carbon-plate running shoes before buying.

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review: Ultimate Speed At A Cost

This Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review talks about the key features of these Nike racing shoes, how well they perform while running, and whether they're worth the heavy price tag.

On Cloudsurfer Review – Running Shoes For Long Distance Comfort and Speed

In this On Cloudsurfer Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these cushioned, fast, and fun running shoes.

On Cloudventure Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure review, find out how they perform and how they compare to other On trail running shoes.

On Cloudstratus Review – 2x Cushioned Distance Running Shoes

In this On Cloudstratus Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned yet responsive marathon running shoes.

On Cloudflow Review: The Third Generation Has Landed!

Tried & Tested by Alastair, our in-house On expert! Find out how well they perform and how they compare to other On running shoes in this detailed review.

Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review

In this Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review, I share everything you need to know about Nike's latest cushioned road/trail hybrid trail running shoes.

On Cloudultra Review: On’s Most Cushioned Trail Shoes

In this On Cloudultra Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned trail running shoes before buying.

On Cloud X Review: Here’s Why They SMASH The Competition!

This On Cloud X Review reveals 1.) how they perform for running 2.) how they compare to other On running shoes 3.) Pros & Cons, Overall Rating & MORE!

On Cloudswift Review LATEST EDITION [What the Helion!?]

This On Cloudswift Review reveals 1.) how well they perform for running 2.) how they compare to other On running shoes 3.) Pros & Cons, Overall Rating & MORE!

On Cloudboom Review AND How They Help You Run Faster

In this On Cloudboom Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these lightweight, Carbon plate racing shoes before buying.

Viakix Review: Elegant & Affordable Women’s Hiking Sandals

This Viakix review features the Acadia Women's Hiking Sandals, which are designed to handle everything from hiking to watersports as well as everyday wear.

NIKE Wildhorse 6 Review – Everything You Need To Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Wildhorse 6 Review, you will learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these Nike trail running shoes.

KEEN Astoria West Review: A Versatile Women’s Sandal

This KEEN Astoria West review covers their key features as well as how these versatile active wedge sandals perform for everyday, on trails and when wet.

Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review, you're going to learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these awesome Nike trail running shoes.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review, you're going to learn everything you need to know about these radical new door-to-trail hybrid trail running shoes.

Nike React Infinity Run Review: A Training Weapon For Half Marathon Runners

This Nike React Infinity Run review explains how these shoes can help reduce running-related injuries, how they perform, and whether they're worth the money.

On Cloud Hi Edge Review: On’s Latest Retro-Style Sneakers

This On Cloud Hi Edge review shares my experiences with On's retro-trendy lifestyle sneakers, pros & cons, plus how they compare with other On shoes.

On Cloud Terry Review – All-Day Performance Vegan Running Shoes

The Cloud Terry from On Running is an innovative, good-looking vegan running shoe suited to road runs and everyday wear. Read why it is the fastest-selling On Running shoe ever!

On Cloudrock Waterproof Review: The Most Innovative Hiking Boots?

The Cloudrock Waterproof is On's first-ever hiking boot and as you'd expect it's super innovative. This review reveals the good and the bad!

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX Review – The Best Winter Trail Shoes?

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX in-depth review! Find out why these awesome waterproof winter trail running shoes win an Editor's Choice Award.

Nike Terra Kiger 5 Review – Nike’s Lightest Trail Shoes for Racing

This full review has everything you need to know about the Nike Terra Kiger 5 - Nike's Lightest trail running shoes for short-distance racing.

On Cloud Dip Review – The Toughest Cloud Variant To Date?

The Cloud Dip is On's latest addition to the Cloud collection. Could this semi-waterproof shoe be the toughest, most durable Cloud ever built?

On Cloudventure Peak Review – On’s Latest Trail Racing Shoe

The On Cloudventure Peak received some serious upgrades! Find out what they are, and why we love them for trail running!

On Cloud Beam Review – The Best On Shoes for Style & Comfort?

The Cloud Beam is On's latest lightweight, breathable lifestyle/running shoe. Could they be the best On shoes for style & comfort? Find out here!

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review – Did Nike Just Crush Its Competition?

Editor's Choice Award Winner! This Nike Pegasus 36 Trail review shares everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

On Cloudswift Women’s Review – Different to Cloudsurfers, in a Good Way

Tried & Tested by our in-house Women's On Running expert! Find out how they perform and compare to other On running shoes in this On Cloudswift Women's Review.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 Review 2019 – Trail Shoes For Rugged Terrain

The Agility Peak Flex 3 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver a responsive and cushioned ride on technical terrain. Find out how well it performed.

La Sportiva Kaptiva Review [For Fast, Technical Trail Running]

Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.

On Cloudsurfer vs Cloud X: Which running shoe is the best?

On Cloudsurfer vs Cloud X: We've reviewed them both in detail, now here's our side by side comparison with PROS and CONS. Find out which are best!

On Cloudventure Waterproof Review – For Wet Weather Running

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure Waterproof review find out how they perform and how they compare to other On shoes.

La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review: Still A Trail Favorite!

Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! This La Sportiva Bushido 2 review shares the details on these all-mountain trail running shoes.

On Cloud Waterproof Review [On’s Weatherproof Lifestyle Shoes]

The On Cloud Waterproof is a really versatile running shoe for active people in urban environments, crafted to keep your feet dry on rainy days.

On Cloud Edge Moonlight (Limited Edition) Review

I'm in love with everything about The On Cloud Edge Moonlight running shoe, from the design and color scheme right through to how comfortable it is.

On Cloudflyer Waterproof Review [Long Distance Running Shoe]

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudflyer Waterproof review, find out how they perform and how they compare to other On running shoes.

Brooks Cascadia 13 Women’s Review

I love putting the Cascadia 13 on knowing that I can be out for hours and my feet won't be sore from running hours on the dry, rocky terrain.

Brooks Ghost 11 Men’s Review: A Responsive Shoe with a Soft, Secure Fit

The Brooks Ghost 11 are an absolute delight to run in. The are very comfortable, offer plenty of support and cushioning, are breathable and stretch to my feet as I run. This shoe is a real winner for me!

On Cloud Waterproof Women’s Review

The women's On Cloud Waterproof is a stylish lightweight trainer for running or casual wear, which is waterproof and keeps your feet dry in wet conditions.

Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit Review: Barefoot Running in Comfort

If you're after a minimal zero-drop running shoe with full protection and comfort for barefoot running then the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is for you!

Brooks Cascadia 13 2019 Review: A Cushioned & Responsive Trail Shoe

Seeing as the Brooks Cascadia 13 felt so good when I first put them on, I decided to go for a long 20k trail run. See what I discovered!

On Cloud vs Cloud X [Which On Running Shoes Are The Best?]

On Cloud vs Cloud X: We've reviewed both these running shoes in detail so here's our side by side comparison of them. Find out which shoe we prefer!

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Women’s Review: For Rocky Trails

The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.

On Cloudace Review [On’s Marathon Race Training Shoes]

Tried & Tested by our in-house On running expert! In this On Cloudace review, find out how these marathon shoes perform and how they compare to other On shoes.

Xero Terraflex Review: A Barefoot Trail Running & Hiking Shoe

The Xero Terraflex is a 'barefoot style' trail running shoe that can benefit your running technique in a multitude of ways. It's a lightweight, minimal and flexible shoe that should help your body develop a natural and efficient running technique.

On Cloudrush vs Cloudflow 2019: Which On shoes are best?

On Cloudrush vs Cloudflow running shoe comparison: Since posting my On Cloudrush review a couple of weeks ago, a couple of people have asked me what the difference is between the two running shoes...

Brooks Ghost 10 Women’s Road Running Shoes Review

Brooks Ghost 10 Review - While I love innovative minimal trail shoes for softer trails, I do not have the excellent form and biomechanics of a runner who can get away with...

On Cloudrush Review: Lightweight shoes for running FAST

On Cloudrush Review: Lightweight road shoes for running FAST

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 Review – A Cushioned Long Distance Shoe

The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver flex, agility and protection on long runs and rugged terrain. I decided to go out on a big hill rep session to test them out properly.

Salomon XA Elevate Review: Trail Running Shoes for Gaining Elevation

Read our review of the Salomon XA Elevate trail running shoes. Designed for challenging yourself to take your adventure runs higher. They should inspire confidence on smooth or rugged trails, and ensure traction on wet or dry surfaces.

On Cloudventure Peak 2018 Review: On Shoes for Trail Running Races

Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Review: Responsive & Lightweight with Top Protection

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailroc 285 trail running shoes - A shoe that's responsive and lightweight, but also offers superior protection and cushioning on hard rocky trails

Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 Review: for running fast on all terrains

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 trail running shoes - Designed for running fast over all types of trails and a true Salomon S-Lab Sense competitor.

On Cloudflow Review: On Shoes For Running Fast (1st Gen)

For me, It's all about feeling as minimal as possible while running. Fast and Light! Whether on the trails or off them. The On Cloudflow does both!

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 Review: for road to trail transitions

Read our review of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 shoes. The shoe for road to trail transitions.

On Cloudventure Waterproof – Review

Read our review of On Cloudventure Waterproof. These shoes really make downhill running on hard terrain feel super fun. Read our full review on the blog...

Salomon S-Lab Sonic 2 – Road Running Shoe Review

Review of Salomon's S-Lab Sonic 2 Road Running Shoe. A precise and compliant running shoe, S-LAB SONIC 2 is our athlete’s choice for competing on the road.

Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 Review

Review of Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 trail running shoes on Trail & Kale, dedicated to trail running and adventures in the UK and abroad.

Inov-8 Roclite 290 Review – Trail Running Shoes

Review of the Inov-8 Roclite 290 Trail Running Shoe - Inov-8's lightest, most flexible trail running shoe is designed for running fast over multi terrains.

Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine trail running shoes

I was so excited to take delivery of the new Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine trail running shoes just in time for a trip to...

Review – Salomon Sense 3 SG

Salomon Sense 3 SG Review Buying the Sense 3 SG was my first step to truly understanding what the Salomon S-Lab range of clothing is all about. RELATED: Best Trail...

Salomon X-Scream 3Ds Review

Earlier this spring I was really excited to take delivery of a package that contained a pair of Salomon's new 'city trail' shoes: the Salomon X-Scream 3Ds (women's version), which the nice people at Salomon sent me to try out - thanks guys!

Review – Asics Gel-Fuji Trainer 3 trail shoes

I am VERY particular when it comes to shoes. Especially running shoes, as I suffered with such bad gait-related blisters in my first year of running – which were worsened by wearing shoes which did not fit absolutely perfectly.