Review: La Sportiva Jackal II

The newly-released Jackal II from La Sportiva is a comfortable, cushioned, yet lightweight shoe for long-distance trail running. With a moderate 7mm drop, wide forefoot, and stable platform, this shoe appeals to a wide range of runners. Its construction is devoid of excessive seams, which not only makes the shoe more comfortable, but also more durable, as there are fewer points for stitching to come apart. Overall, the Jackal II is a welcome addition to La Sportiva's lineup—especially for wide-footed athletes.; $165.