Reebok ZPump Fusion

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral to Stability
Weight: 9.8 ounces
First Impressions: Seamless compression sleeve offers sock-like comfort out of the box; Pump airs up the sleeve to offer extra fit and comfort; 10mm midsole drop suited to midfoot and moderate heel-first strikers.

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral
Weight: 7.6 ounces
First Impressions: The shoe of choice for Spanish triathlete Javier Gomez; considerable cushion while also super light. An ideal low-profile long distance shoe.

Altra One 2.5

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Surface: Road
Type: Minimalist
Weight: 6.3 ounces
First Impressions: Wide toe box for increased comfort; heel and toe are level for low-impact running and training; an A-Bound midsole cushions feet with each step. Mesh upper is lightweight and breathable.

Brooks Launch 2

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral
Weight: 9.8 ounces
First Impressions: Highly breathable and lightweight air mesh upper; 10mm drop helps stabilize heel-first strikers.

Topo Athletic Runventure

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Surface: Road and Trail
Type: Minimalist to Neutral
Weight: 8.9 ounces
First Impressions: The lightweight mesh upper is also tear resistant. Its 4.5mm rubber outsole allows runners to better feel the terrain; small lugged sole means shoes are best for gravel and dirt trails.

Puma Ignite Pwrcool

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Surface: Road
Type: Neutral
Weight: 9.5 ounces
First Impressions: PU foam midsole caters to those looking for comfort and a higher-energy return; has an AirMesh breathable upper; cushioned ForEverFoam is more geared towards neutral runners than minimalist racers.

New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

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Surface: Road
Class: Minimalist to Neutral
Weight: 9.1 ounces
First Impressions: One-piece outsole for generous cushioning; 4mm drop for midfoot and forefoot strikers; snug fit around toe box; bold and vibrant colorways for nighttime visibility.

Skechers GoMeb Speed 3

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Surface: Road
Type: Minimalist to Neutral
Weight: 7.1 ounces
First Impressions: Worn by 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, this third-generation shoe is great-looking, lightweight and well cushioned. It’s also a little wider than its predecessor, the GoMeb Speed 2, making it more comfortable over long distances.

Mizuno Wave Universe 5

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral
Weight: 2.8 ounces
First Impressions: These are among the lightest racing flats available, the perfect combination of minimalist cushion with feather-light performance.

Salomon S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra

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Surface: Trail
Class: Neutral
Weight: 8.5 ounces
First Impressions: One of the premier long-distance trail running shoes on the market, balancing light weight and a glove-like fit with rugged performance on technical surfaces.

The Socks

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Stance’s Fusion Run Collection is anatomically designed, with reinforcement on both heel and toe to provide the support you need, where you need it. Its moisture-wicking material and strategic padding make it ideal for warm-weather running.

Skora Tempo

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Surface: Road
Class: Minimalist
Weight: 6.0 ounces
First Impressions: Minimalist shoe with responsive cushioning, anatomical lacing ensures one-piece “second-skin” upper contours with shape of foot, zero drop for unrestricted form; reflective details ideal for night runners.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral, Cushioning
Weight: 8.7 ounces
First Impressions: For a maximalist brand known for getting broken runners back on the road, The Clifton 2 is light and fast for its size.

Pearl iZumi E:Motion Road M3 V2

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral to Stability
Weight: 11.3 ounces
First Impressions: Dynamic offset midsole best suited for over-pronated foot motion, soft heel cushioning.

Zoot Del Mar

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral Cushioning
Weight: 11 ounces
First Impressions: Great fit out of box, comfortable lining, stable bounciness, 8mm heel-to-toe drop suited for natural midfoot strikers.

adidas Climachill Cosmic Boost Shoes

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Surface: Road
Type: Minimalist
Weight: 7.6 ounces
First Impressions: Proprietary Boost midsole maximizes energy efficiency, mesh upper has 360 degrees of ventilation for breathability; available in both flashy and understated color combinations.

Karhu Fast5 Fulcrum

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Surface: Road
Type: Neutral
Weight: 10.4 ounces
First Impressions: Karhu’s first ever full-length fulcrum allows for more efficient strides; padded heel increases the comfort of each landing stride; available in two colors (craft green and grey).

APL Windchill

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral
Weight: 9.9 ounces
First Impressions: Proprietary FloZone upper allows for unrestricted airflow; available in both neutral and highly visible colorways. 8.8mm drop best suited for midfoot strikers.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

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Surface: Road
Class: Neutral
Weight: 7.9 ounces
First Impressions: Nike makes some of the best-looking shoes, and these are no exception. The Flyknit construction is ultra comfortable, combined with the right amount of plush sole for a well-balanced shoe.

Scarpa Tru

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Surface: Trail
Class: Neutral
Weight: 8.5 ounces
First Impressions: A light and breathable trail shoe with considerable cushion, but can feel a little unstable on more technical terrain.

Treksta Alter Ego Star

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Surface: Trail
Type: Neutral to Stability
Weight: 11.2 ounces
First Impressions: NestFIT design unites upper, insole, midsole and outsole for a more snug fit; a breathable upper is both tough and quick drying; cushioned sole is flat to give runners a better feel of terrain.

Altra Lone Peak 2.0

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Surface: Trail
Type: Neutral to Stability
Weight: 10.9 ounces
First Impressions: Wide FootShape toe box gives toes ample wiggle room; the TrailClaw outsole provides extreme grip for downhill and uphill trail runners; StoneGuard midsole for superior protection against sharp rocks.

Icebug Enlight RB9X

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Surface: Trail
Type: Stability
Weight: 8.3 ounces
First Impressions: Studded RB9X outsole rubber compound provides intense grip; upper is made of firm ripstop nylon; non-absorbing material primed for wet- and/or cold-weather trail running.

La Sportiva Bushido

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Surface: Trail
Class: Stability
Weight: 10.5 ounces
First Impressions: Runs one size small; firm dual-density sole, highly effective grip for technical terrain; rock guard protects toe box.

The North Face Ultra MT

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Surface: Trail
Class: Neutral
Weight: 9.7 ounces
First Impressions: Great grip and traction on multi-surface trails; comfortable on rough, rocky terrain.

Under Armour Low Top Fat Tire

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Surface: Trail
Type: Stability
Weight: 13.4 ounces
First Impressions: A Michelin-and-UA collaborative WildGripper sole provides maximum protection and traction; comfortably cushioned Ortholite insole; proprietary Storm1 upper is abrasion resistant, cold-weather shoe is not waterproof.

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