Quick and Dirty:

  • Dynafit Ultra 50 Trail Running Shoe
  • Responsive, form-fitting and dynamic!
  • $139.95
  • Mountain Shop stocks the beet red / marine blue colorway in women's and the blue / syrah in men's
  • Weight: 250 g
  • Drop: 8mm

Pros:  Grippy Pamoca outsole, durable, great cushioning. 
Cons: The heel cup is a little more shallow than what I am used to. Also, it runs small so a person will need to size up a half size.


Full disclosure: I am a Hoka Speedgoat 5 gal, through and through. I have been for nearly ten years and thought that I would always be because I haven't gotten injured with their shoes. Then Jan, our shoe buyer, gave me a pair of Dynafit Ultra 50 to try out. And while I was hesitant, the first run left me pleasantly surprised and a little giddy about finding a new line of shoes to run in.

Can a shoe really make you feel faster? If the answer is yes, then the shoe is the Dynafit Ultra 50. It is responsive, form-fitting, and dynamic. They offer just as much cushioning as a Hoka Speedgoat or an Altra Olympus but what sets it apart is its Pomoca outsole. This makes it much more "grippy"  for the technical terrain that I'd find in the Gorge. I've run about a hundred miles in these shoes and everything is holding up like new- it's like they are made to go long, far, and through adverse conditions.  I recommend them for folks who want a bit of drop to their shoe (the Ultra 50 has 8 mm) and are looking for a balance of cushion and grip.

Who it’s for:

This is for the person who wants a versatile trail shoe, good for technical runs in the Gorge or flowy runs in Forest Park. Its snug fit will make you feel faster.

Similar Products

This shoe reminds me of the Salomon Sense Ride 5. I usually wear a Hoka Speedgoat 5 and felt like it was a transferrable shoe.

Product to pair with it