20 Oct '16, 10am
Scarpa Atom Review
Now, the point here is not to denigrate any new trail shoes on the market, but rather to highlight a shoe that feels like a bit of a throwback to me. The SCARPA Atom ($119) feels, to me, like a shoe that could have come on the market in 2012 and been heralded as a favorite for the minimalists out there. It is lightweight and has great proprioception, a simple and unobtrusive upper, and a simple and durable Vibram outsole. This shoe is as simple and functional as they come, and thats why I feel it deserves a review and a nod to SCARPA’s straightforward design. So, lets imagine back to a simpler time…. A time before maximalism, trucker hats, beards (okay, just one beard), and fancy socks. To a time when most runners were looking for racing flats that they could wear on trails with just enough protection to elicit yelps when stepping on sharp rocks.