13 Brand New Running Shoes for Spring 2015

During the past few months we logged hundreds of miles testing new shoes for 2015.

New introductions, new versions, new editions… one thing is for sure: the running shoe market is getting extremely competitive.

New brands come every year with very solid ideas and often executions. Established brands ramp up their research and development to offer shoes that are constantly an improvement on their franchise models – or they revamp the line altogether.

We list here the most notable new shoes for this first half of 2015. Check the reviews, add your comments and rating if you have run in them or ask questions to other runners if you are considering trying them.

With no further ado.. here’s the list (in alphabetical order):

The Adidas Supernova Glide 7 is a highly cushioned smooth ride ready to take your enjoyment of daily mileage to the next level.

Looking past the size difference the 33-FA is a great versatile daily trainer. The FA has a unique soft, flexible, and yet resilient platform. The shoes natural fit and 4mm drop lend it to faster speeds making a it good up-tempo or race day shoe.

The updated Adrenaline GTS 15 continues its tradition of being Brooks’ “Go-To-Shoe” (aka “GTS”) providing excellent stability complimented by updated cushioning from heel-to-toe for those runners who are seeking a shoe that delivers a smooth transition and solid running experience. The shoe runs a half size small, however, there is plenty of room in the toe box and some runners may need to go up in size depending on fit.

The Constant does a great job of providing support, and has a comfortable upper. It falls short of providing a softer ride than other stability shoes and sacrifices softness for stability resulting in a firm, relatively unresponsive ride.

The Karhu Fast5 Fulcrum is a light-weight neutral running shoe that provides runners with a solid platform offering plenty of cushioning and a smooth, quick transition throughout the foot strike due to the newly integrated full-length Karhu Fulcrum which increases a runner’s efficiency.

A considerable improvement over the divisive Wave Inspire 10. Although the shoes share the same midsole design, the upper of the Wave Inspire 11 harkens back to the low profile fit last seen in the Wave Inspire 9. Even with a last curvier than a Kardashian, the Wave Inspire 11 still provides enough rear foot control to deliver a smooth, stable running experience.

The New Balance 860V5 is a dependable trainer that offers fluid movement without sacrificing support, which is a middle ground that can be hard to attain.

The Newton Distance IV is a fantastic shoe despite the dent it will leave in your wallet. It feels as light as a racer, yet provides the cushioning and stability that you expect to see in a Newton brand shoe.

The Nike Lunar Tempo is a surprisingly lightweight cushioning shoe that brings just enough rubber to the sole to keep you well-connected with the road. The cushioning is very noticeable, but does well for all types of workouts.

The Emotion Road N2 is a decent option for neutral runners looking for a simple attractive high mileage trainer. Updates to the upper have helped to reduce bulk and give the shoe a more streamlined appearance and resolved fit issues.The outsole has taken on some changes however the overall firmness of the shoe remains unchanged from the previous model which seemed to be a major complaint for several wearers of the shoe.

The Faas 500 v4 is a great shoe for those looking for a light and fast ride. It encourages midfoot striking but offers ample support.

The Saucony Triumph ISO is indeed a triumph. It is awell cushioned shoe with an excellent fit for a neutral runner looking for a comfortable ride during long runs. While the price tag is high, it is well worth it for a high mileage or heavier runner.

If you’re looking for a lower heel to toe drop shoe that is lightweight and comfortable I think the Go Run 4 is definitely worth checking out.

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