IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR SOME NEW running shoes, in late summer and early autumn the new shoe reviews are published. Below are 3 guide/reviews for you to assist in this task.
1) The Active.com 2017 Fall Running Shoe GUIDE is introduced in this way: “We know the options are plentiful and your feet are unique, so we assigned a handful of ACTIVE.com's most accomplished runners the task of testing (and testing and testing) the newest sneakers on the block, in an effort to help our readers make the most educated decision when they hit their local running store.”
The slideshow review is divided into sections: Daily Trainer (slides 1-7), Fast (8-11), Cushy (12-16), and Trail (17-21).
2) Runner’s World 2017 Fall Shoe Guide, published in late August and written by Jeff Dengate and Martyn Shorten PhD, reviews 25 NEW shoes. RW testers wear them, data is collected, and the lab analyzes the data. (explained in another linked article). A short review of each shoe is available free online, but to access the men’s or women’s full review a subscription is required. A cool video demonstrates each product. The magazine issues top awards in several categories: BEST debut, BEST update, and BEST buy. There is an “Editor’s Choice” award which kicks off the list.
A free shoe finder function includes other shoes previously reviewed. I prefer the paper magazine article over the online feature for my first look at the new shoes.
The RW Guide to 2017 Fall Trail Shoes was published in late September, with the same procedure followed, same article format, and same authors. If this the type of shoe you’re interested in finding, check out the 12 pairs in this guide.
3) RunRepeat.com’s guide, “473 Best Running Shoes in 2017: 67,093 runners reviewed these shoes with an average score of 85/100” is, like the title implies, a ranking by runner reviews. You can see the entire list or search by category or brand. Additional shoe and review information is available on each ranked model. The #1 shoe by “runscore” is the Adidas Adistar Boost ESM. in this ranking category, Adidas grabbed 5 of the top 10 spots.
Good luck with your search; shopping is part of the fun! I always gravitate toward choosing the brightly colored shoes but always come to the realization that other factors will determine the best shoe for me, including size, experience, running mileage, and footstrike. Don't be disappointed if appearance doesn't win out over utility in the recommendation you receive from shoe experts. The answer to fashion versus function is to save up for an extra pair to wear just for looking good.
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