Designed for ultra trail runners, this trail racing flat features a minimalist upper that offers a comfortable, incredibly lightweight ride with fewer internal seams to help eliminate irritation. The upper has been treated to manage moisture and quickly wick it away, and the unique outsole lug configuration provides traction and speed on trails. $75 newbalance.com
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