The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v4 hits a precise balance between comfort and hold, avoiding shoe string issues that show up with thin tongues by utilizing ... traditional width laces with a touch of stretch. The Vongo's unique combination of low drop, high cushion, and varus wedge angled midsole make it stand out as it's
The ASICS Gel DS Trainer combines a snug, supportive upper fit with a no-nonsense midsole that provides support with a stiff midfoot and medium-low internal arch. ... The outsole is superb: best grip I’ve come across in a road shoe, yet it’s simple and light!
The Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 is a mouthful to say and is equally packed with potential, offering light stability by way of a med-high arch and med-supportive ... upper, with a touch of flexibility in the forefoot and a snug, low-volume fit. When tied with heel-lock lacing, this $120 shoe holds the foot secure with no pinching
The Brooks Transcend 6 offers a very comfortable yet supported ride, maintaining the structure and durability of a heavy-duty stability shoe with GuideRails that ... both hedge-in foot motion and propel the foot into toe-off, yet the ride feels much faster and lighter than that of other shoes of similar weight and durability of
The Ahary Runner from Reebok offers the structure and cushion of a very basic running shoe: not a lot but enough to get you started for low cost. The medium fit ... accommodates various foot shapes with the cap around the heel adequately countering excess heel movement, yet it lacks the padding needed for optimal fit in
The ASICS GT-2000 7 is a basic running shoe that is solid on many levels: upper support, midsole stability with responsiveness, torsion-resistance, affordability, ... and all-around functionality. Run in it for speed workouts through distance training
The New Balance Rubix v1 combines exceptional support with a light step, utilizing key design features to get the best of both traditionally opposed fields ...
The Brooks PureCadence 7’s fantastic sole unit and decent upper prepare this lightweight, low-drop shoe to support you over many miles, all for a great price. This ... version has (just) a touch more room in the width, but going up a half size is still recommended for the length
The Brooks Revel 2 combines a fun, secure upper with a cushioned, neutral platform to continue this line’s appeal of all-day use along with quality at low cost ...
The ASICS GT-1000 7 combines a supportive upper with a stable base to deliver a comfortable ride that feels fast. The slimmed-up feel and lower drop will better ... appeal to neutral runners, yet the structure of the shoe offers the stability users have come to expect
ASICS Gel-Fortitude 8 is deemed a neutral shoe by ASICS, but it functions with motion control and a stable ride, padded by an extra-thick sock liner (for those who ... don't replace it with an orthotic) below a semi-plush tongue and heel collar
The Nike Odyssey React is the second running-specific shoe to debut with the brand's new React foam; it's a (more) budget friendly and durable version of the Epic ... React, with a (lightly) structured upper that some even prefer to Epic's Flyknit. This lightweight, light stability, all-purpose trainer is suited for smooth-surface
The Adidas Ultraboost X combines customized arch support in their experimental design, with plenty of their stellar Boost foam to create a "hugged by supportive ... clouds" feel, in this breakthrough women's-only model
Brooks Ravenna 9 maintains the moderate support of previous versions in its upper, while midsole changes have made it lighter-weight but less supportive underfoot, ... making it an even lower-support “light support” shoe than in the past. It's a narrow-fitting shoe, yet the design allows laces to customize the upper to the
Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 surrounds your foot with superb cushion and a secure lock-down, offering light stability with a balanced toe box: not tight, not roomy; not ... wide, not narrow
Hoka One One Arahi 2 maintains the stable, well-cushioned ride that the shoe debuted with last year, infusing lightweight cushion with support and stability. The ... upper fit is very similar to what I've experienced previously from HOKA, yet this year's Arahi is more breathable
Adidas Aerobounce ST is a mid-weight low-stability shoe built for a medium-wide foot and fits about a half size big. The upper is flexible, including a sub-par heel ... counter
Kristin gets ready to run below zero and reports on the gear she used. ...