Tecnica Magma

A new hybrid trail-running/hiking shoe for Spring 2021, Tecnica's Magma is designed to be the one shoe you can use to do any trail activity -- run, hike, trek, etc. -- without any real sacrifice in performance. It aims to bridge the gap between a trail running shoe and a hiking shoe, delivering low weight, protection, stability, and grip in a lightweight, runner-friendly package. The shoe features a deeply lugged but flat-based (i.e. pavement friendly) outside built with Vibram Litebase and Megagrip compound for grippy traction at a low weight. It also designed to wraps the foot in key abrasion areas to be more durable and protective than low weight shoes. The goal is one-shoe versatility for any activity on any trail.

Justin Nyberg
March 18, 2021

The Good
  • Far more protective than average trail runner
  • Far more "runnable" than a hiking shoe
  • Generally secure fit - locks in tightly for excellent agility and responsiveness
  • Bomber outsole
  • Good ventilation
The Bad
  • Narrow, performance fit might squeeze some feet
  • Abrasion showed up quickly on liner of heel cuff
  • Runs best in technical terrain - a little clompy on flat trails

MSRP $140.00