When hitting the trail for Spring hiking, I have learned that a regular running shoe just won't do. That's why I have been sporting the Sugarpine Air Mesh ($86-$110) by Ahnu; it's a sneaker designed for the trail. I love the bounce of the thicker Vibram sole and all the traction the tread provides, since April showers make for slippery rocks. The sole of the shoe is especially thick at the ball of the foot, protecting my delicate feet from stone bruises. Even with the more aggressive sole, the shoe feels lightweight and doesn't bog me down when hiking. I love the fun colors too.
— Susi May, fitness director