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The Clayton is a dual purpose shoe that is cushioned enough to train in yet light and responsive enough to race in


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The Salming Miles is a lightweight trainer that is well cushioned and feels fast. Although it is quite pricey, the fit is great and cushioning is great making for a very high quality shoe



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The Vanquish 2 has a unique ride I’ve yet to experience in another shoe. It is a great shoe for long distance running but tends to struggle at speed


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The Asics GEL-Nimbus 18 is a premium cushioned shoe targeting serious runners looking for a durable daily trainer with a stable ride. It’s the most recent in the successful GEL-Nimbus line


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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