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The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2 is a a performance oriented trail running shoe which provides a great deal of cushioning in a lightweight package. While the Challenger ATR 2 does not represent the maximal cushioning in the Hoka line, the Challenger works great as a daily trainer or as a racing shoe for ultra distances.


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The Emotion Road N2 is a wonderful option for neutral runners looking for a simple attractive high mileage trainer. Refinements have improved the ride and fit of the shoe making this version better than the last



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New comers will find a nice flexible light weight daily trainer that transitions quick, and smooth. Long time wearers might be disappointed as the shoe fails to deliver the adaptive cushioning, and natural feel of previous versions


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The Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5 is a high-mileage trainer that advertises high cushion. It is very pricey, and although the fit was superb, it did not deliver on the cushioning that was expected


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With a full length Boost midsole, Adidas would be hard pressed to err in the design of the Ultra Boost. However, rather than combining an equally durable upper they rolled out their answer to Nike's flyknit material. Prime knit, while looking cool, feels very restrictive and somehow sloppy when actually training in the shoe. If


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The Salming Speed 3 is a shoe that delivers on its name and promise. At a price point of $140, it is pricey, but it can take a pounding


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The Adidas Ultra Boost ST is a daily stability trainer with a very springy midsole and a comfortable cloth upper. It’s heavier than most trainers, but offers a comfortable and stable ride



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The Neuro is a revolutionary new entry from Brooks into the lightweight trainer/racer category. The shoe brings an exciting new concept into running shoe design and offers a distinctly unique running experience.

The Neuro’s surprisingly stable, fast, and adaptable design will make it an awesome new addition to the


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The Wave Rider 19 is a great option for high mileage daily training. It adds some welcomed upgrades from the previous version and provides a comfortable responsive ride


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The Brooks Launch 3 is a neutral lightweight trainer that delivers a smooth and responsive ride in a road running shoe. This shoe is an excellent option for runners looking for a fast feeling cushioned trainer that can handle the demands of both short and long runs. This is a versatile shoe for a reasonable price