SPRING AND SUMMER SHOE GUIDES have been released recently. Two different review articles are available if you are merely curious or earnestly looking to try something new. It’s tough to decide which are best, given the wide variety of styles and design and construction features offered. One thing is certain, prices are increasing.
COMPETITOR.COM by Brian Metzler; 19 shoes reviewed
Editor’s Choice: Nike LunaEpic Low FlyKnit 2
Best Updates: ASICS Noosa FF, *Mizuno Wave Rider 20
Best Value: *Brooks, Launch 4
Best Debut: *On-Running CloudFlow, Sketchers Performance GoMeb Razor
RUNNER’S WORLD; 23 shoes; data from Show lab available, and Shoe Finder Guide
Editor’s Choice: New Balance, Fresh Foam Zante v3
Best Update: *Adidas Supernova
Best Buy: Brooks Ravenna 8
Best Debut: Reebok OSR Harmony Road
SHOES APPEARING ON BOTH GUIDES (MARKED WITH *):
*361 degrees, 361-Sensation 2
*Altra Intuition 4 (women’s) and *Instinct 4 (men’s)
*Brooks, Launch 4
*Hoka OneOne Bondi 5
*Mizuno Wave Horizon
*Mizuno Wave Rider 20
*New Balance 1080 v7
*Newton Running Gravity 6
*Saucony, Kinvara 8
*Sketchers, Performance GoRun 5
*Under Armor Speedform Gemini 3
Sometimes, just looking down and seeing bright shiny new shoes on our feet can be a boost to running attitude and performance. It's a luxury. Remember to DONATE old shoes especially if you are fortunate enough to be able to replace last year's pair before their appearance suffers horribly.
See the GENEROSITY page for donation link. (to this PDF)
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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