There are nice, easy, flat trails circling lakes that you could run for days on. The La Sportiva Women's Akyra Trail Running Shoe is not for those sorts of trails. Its Frixion sole's larger lugs grip off-trail--and even snowy sometimes--terrain with ease, and its Trail Rocker profile includes a springy 9mm drop to keep you speeding up steep trails like a gazelle. The origami-like upper sports breathable, cushy air mesh enveloped in a MicrolLite exoskeleton that enhances the shoe's supportive, secure fit. It also has Flex-Guard inserts to increase flexibility to the point you might feel like you were in road runners.