is extremely light. Just like the Boston, our weartesters loved the Rotterdam, and praised its ride and flexibility. And despite it being a trainer, many felt they could race in it. In short If you’re fast and efficient, you’ll love this shoe. For most runners
Weight 377gEvaluation We were impressed with the first version of the Calibrate. It was a heavy shoe, with a mainly polyurethane midsole that offered a lot of support and tons of durability. The only down side was that it was mighty heavy
off-road runners, and it doubles as an infrequent road shoe. It’s also great value. But if it’s a fast and responsive serious trail shoe you’re after, the Alta isn’t it.Try it on if you liked Mizuno Wildwood (£50); Asics Gel Guts (£45)
mild overpronators. But with its fine level of cushioning – the rearfoot feels positively plush – it works well as a shoe for swift, efficient runners racing up to the half-marathon.
materials. The mesh is now lighter and more breathable and the toebox feels roomier. Weartesters still loved the Mercury's smooth ride, but the roomier toebox received mixed reviews. Runners with wide feet loved it, while narrow-footed tested weren't so keen
not as much as Reebok’s last racer, the 3D Speed. Reebok has also moved away from the outsole-free technology of its last few performance shoes, opting instead for a more traditional mixture of blown- and carbon-rubber tread.
is essentially an update of last year’s excellent, Eagle Trail, which was a simpler shoe than this year's Eagle Trail II. That means a decent fit, a low-profile, dual-density midsole and a confident, quick ride for neutral runners and overpronators alike.
. The Aello is no marathon shoe, but is great for anything up to 10K.
, the shoe favoured by former marathon world record holder Khallid Khannouchi, and that should give you an idea of the kind of runner who'll get the most out of them – the fast and efficient kind. That doesn't necessarily mean elite, though. The 250 uses New
Weight 235gEvaluation If you're a light, fast overpronator, finding a racing shoe with added stability can be hard. If you fit this description, you'll want to check out the RC750. With a decent-sized medial post (for a racing shoe) and a plastic
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