Kristin Zosel

Kristin Zosel

Title: Gear Reviewer

Location: Denver, Colorado


  • Topics of Experience: Trail running, ultrarunning, gear reviews, physical therapy, pilates
  • Amount of Expertise: 29 years trail running, 23 years ultrarunning, 8 years writing gear reviews, 24 years as a physical therapist, and 4 years as a pilates instructor with over 80 gear reviews published after having tested hundreds pieces of gear.

Education and Certifications

  • Education: Doctorate in Physical Therapy (University of Montana, 2022), Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Washington University St. Louis, 1998), Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Nebraska, 1996), 500-hour comprehensive certification in Pilates (2018)
  • Years of Professional Experience Relevant to iRunFar: Gear Reviews (8+ years), Gait Analysis and Running Related Injury Treatment and Prevention and Gear “Prescription” (24 years), Pilates Instruction (4 years), Transcription (11 years)
  • Certifications: Current PT License, Pilates Certification
  • Clubs or Associations: APTA Member, Perpetual Volunteer
  • Other Relevant Positions, Current or Past: Physical Therapy—treat friends and family/consult; Pilates Instructor—group and private classes

A Word from Kristin Zosel

  • Why do I choose to review gear? I love offering the mid-to-ever-approaching-back-of-the-pack view on comfort, performance, and utility of women’s specific gear, clothing, and footwear available to us as trail and ultrarunners. When women’s specific options aren’t available, I also reach out to the ubiquitous “unisex” options. I believe those of us who spend more time on the trail per distance experience our gear, clothing, and footwear in different ways, and our perspective can offer companies valuable insight.
  • Personal Interests: Trail and ultrarunning as a vehicle for self-improvement, celebrating and seeing all the incredible places in “the nature,” and finding my inner calm. Pilates to be more connected and resilient. Ultimate Frisbee to promote the joy and the spirit of the game. Disc Golf because my son is leaving me in the dust. Paddleboarding to bring balance to higher energy pursuits. Fat biking because, like moon boots, cheeser-grins are the BEST. Anything else outdoors, particularly with my fabulous dergs. Travel to expand my horizons. Encouraging people to experience movement and the great outdoors in many, many ways. Espresso and pastries because life is short.