Crossover: Best for both the trail and the road.

The Ortega's design uses the simplest template for building a trail shoe. Take a road shoe- in this case, 361's light, flexible KgM2- and give it a beefier outsole and protective upper. The added materials make it heavier, but the result is a durable , moderately cushioned, and versatile shoe. "It's not clunky on road," said Ken Seale of Bernville, Pennsylvania. "And it has `trail bones.'"

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