• Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 is a lightweight neutral trainer that strikes a balance between being a soft cushioned ride and a fast snappy responsive feeling. It is such a versatile shoe that it can be used for racing 5Ks up to marathon distances for efficient runners


  • Editor rating
    8/10
    User's rating
    5/10

    The Pureflow 6 is a snappy upgrade from previous models, and with its natural and comfortable ride should be a favorite for many runners



  • Editor rating
    10/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The Saucony Liberty ISO gives the right amount of support with a fast and responsive ride. It is an impressive debut in the performance stability realm of running shoes


  • Editor rating
    8/10
    User's rating
    10/10

    The DynaFlyte 2 is a great shoe that improves on the original DyaFlyte shoe’s goal of making a lightweight cushioned shoe in a streamlined design


  • Editor rating
    10/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The Brooks PureCadence 6 is a lightweight, precision-cushioned shoe that provides a connected running experience as it hugs every contour of the foot with no heel slippage and keeps you close to the running surface while still protected from it


  • Editor rating
    8/10
    User's rating
    10/10

    The Nike Speed Rival 6 is a well cushioned and durable racing flat with an entry level price, but not entry level features. This is a great flat for runners wanting a bit more room in their racing shoes throughout the mid foot and toe box


  • Editor rating
    6/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The On Cloudflash is the company's racing flat option. It is quick, responsive and lightweight, but lacks the padding to be useable in longer distance races



  • Editor rating
    9/10
    User's rating
    10/10

    The adidas adizero tempo 9 is a phenomenal shoe modeled after an original, proven racer from adidas yet with updates of the latest technology in sole cushion and stability. It's a beefed up racer or a minimal stability trainer, however you want to view and use it (or both!) for speed and distance running


  • Editor rating
    6/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The On Cloudrush ($130) is an all-new racing shoe that is designed for speed, mostly on shorter races. The Cloudrush, which replaces the now-discontinued Cloudracer, can also be used for speedwork or as a daily trainer, but I would caution against using it for races longer than 10Ks


  • Editor rating
    6/10
    User's rating
    0/10

    The Mizuno Wave Sonic is a new edition to their racing line up that will eventually become the only racing option that Mizuno offers. While it is affordable and is very durable for a racing shoe, it does not feel as fast as other racing options on the market