Bothell-based running-shoe maker Brooks’ new ultralight trail runner, PureGrit 2 ($110), has a concave-shaped sole that delivers better balance by splaying out upon impact and creating more surface area for ground contact. Meanwhile, the shoe’s upper features an asymmetrical lacing system that provides just the right amount of mid-foot wrap.
Spring into Action: New Outdoor Gear Guide
Outdoors editor Roddy Scheer calls out his favorite new gear from local outfitters.
| April 2013
Brooks Sports - Bothell / brooksrunning.com
Cascade Designs (Platypus and Therm-a-Rest) - SoDo / cascadedesigns.com
Diamondback - Kent / diamondback.com
Filson - SoDo / filson.com
Outdoor Research - SoDo / outdoorresearch.com
REI -South Lake Union / rei.com