Welcome to the Runner’s World Autumn/Winter 2012 Shoe Guide. Our biannual guides are the largest, most rigorously constructed and comprehensive consumer reports on running shoes in the UK.
The reviews are the result of a dual-pronged evaluation process: our special Runner’s World Shoe Lab in Oregon, US, puts each shoe through mechanical tests, then our network of over 300 trusted staff, industry and club runners of all abilities wear-test the same models so we can bring you reviews that are short on hype and long on fact.
The shoes in this guide show that the appetite for lighter, more stripped-down shoes is gathering momentum. All four award winners this time came from the lightest three shoe categories, showing that you, the consumers, are changing the way you think about what you put on your feet, and that you want to engage with the ground rather than being protected from it.
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Barefoot | Performance | Minimalist | Stability | Neutral Cushioned