Asics Gel-Kayano 18
For years, Asics has been producing quality running gear and have continued this trend with their Kayano 18’s. Made of lightweight yet durable mesh, these shoes stand up to thousands of miles of abuse and provide superior support for even the longest runs. These shoes also boast a new heel clutching system, which gently hugs the runner’s heel to reduce friction and maintain a comfortable environment for the most vulnerable portion of a runner’s foot.
Nike Free Run+
Nike’s “Free” collection seeks to provide a barefoot-like experience for runners of all types, from serious marathoners to the twenty minutes on the treadmill enthusiasts. These shoes are designed to gently hug the foot without restricting motion with thin strips of rigid material overlaid on top of the exterior mesh. Just the right amount of padding protects the runner while maintaining the feel of barefoot running. These shoes also boast an asymmetrical lacing system designed to reduce pressure on the top of the foot.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12
Serious runners have been enjoying the Adrenaline line by Books for years. This twelfth version has been upgraded to make for a superior running experience that focuses on breathability, comfort, and durability. These shoes provide exceptional ventilation with additional layers of mesh, which eliminate the need for other, less breathable materials like canvas or leather. Additionally, a crush resistant foot pad allows runners to enjoy excursions that are as long or as short as they want them to be.
Mizuno Wave Nirvana 7
Runners looking for unparalleled durability will certainly find it in Mizuno’s Wave Nirvana running shoes. These shoes are made of a super durable mesh, with treads that make them ideal for both track and trail running. They are specially designed to reduce horizontal movement which helps prevent blisters, and an intercooling system which helps prevent the buildup of excessive heat and sweat. Feet are also kept comfortable by a special sole design which incorporates heel to toe movement similar to a rocking chair.
New Balance MR1080
Named Running Network’s “Best Neutral Shoe” for 2011, the New Balance MR1080 offers a superior ride for the casual running enthusiast. Plentiful cushioning allows for a super soft ride over a variety of distances, with additional mid-sole padding that helps to further support the vulnerable arches. A high tech mesh exterior also keeps feet dry and free of odors. These shoes also boast long lasting durability with a sole made from specially designed rubber compound that is sure to withstand the test of time.