When you need claw-like traction, look no further than the Lone Peak. A favorite among thru-hikers because of its burly build and no slip grip, the shoe delivers for runners moving at a faster clip over gnarly terrain. Credit the aggressive, angled lugs on the outsole, made from a stickier rubber. Testers found the shoe held firm on both slippery rock and muddy surfaces. Said a tester, the sneaker has a nice grippy sole without being “too obnoxious.” Boosting its versatility is a rock plate that deflects sharp trail debris, so you can blast over the trails with slightly less worry about what you’re stepping on, and a strapless 4-point gaiter attachment that keeps dirt out where it belongs.