AdidasA3 Twin Strike (cushioned) £100 Nova Runner (cushioned) £50 AsicsMesa Trail (off-road) £55 BrooksAdrenaline GTS (stability) £75 MerrellFlash (cushioned) £65 NikeAir Structure Triax (stability) £70 Air Thielsen (off-road) £70 Air Trail Pegasus (off-road) £60 ReebokPremier Tr...
AsicsAsics Gel Orient (off-road) £55 EccoEcco RXP 3040 (stability) £85 Ecco RXP 1000 (stability) £60 Helly HansenHelly Hansen Trail Beater (off-road) £80 New Balance854 (stability) £70 North FaceNorth Face Vapor Light (off-road) £70 PumaComplete Taranis (cushioning) £90 Saucony3D...
AdidasAdistar Competition (racing) £80 Climacool Rotterdam (performance) £65 Response Competition (racing) £55 AsicsGel Empire (stability) £95 Gel Evolution (motion control) £90 Gel Nimbus (cushioned) £90 Gel Cumulus (cushioned) £65 Gel Flash DS (performance) £65 Inov8Mudroc 280...
offers absolutely no protection from water. And the hollowed-out midfoot it has the same midsole as the Response means dampness gets in through the bottom of the shoe, too.In short On a warm summers day on a dry trail, the Climacool Trail will work
Weight 320gEvaluation You need to think of summer if you try on this shoe. Its designed for ventilation, and lots of it. The upper is made from a wide fabric weave, open cell padding and a plastic mesh, but thats just the start. Turn the Climacool
, and the shoes do get a little better each year (this summers has a more durable outsole, for instance), but the reality is that there are an awful lot of other good shoes on the market, and even our 15-stone-plus testers find it hard to get excited by these
Weight 324gEvaluation Weartesters raved about last summers update of the Boston. They loved the deep yet responsive cushioning, and the way the ride was made so smooth by the deep lengthways grooves and hollows in the outsole and midsole
. And theres a narrow, racer fit as well. The outsole isnt particularly grippy, so its more suited to dusty trails than mud. The single-density midsole has a low profile, but as the shoe is built on a curved last, is pretty flexible in the midfoot
racer/trainers, and then a short-lived 180g racing shoe.Adidas came up with the outrageously-light mesh-soled 131g Mangostin in summer, and now Nike has produced something in between. Still crazy-light by any normal runners standards, the Air Streak
, or fast trainers for the lighter athlete. Like these shoes, the Lite offers cushioning at a relatively light weight. And it's a perfectly competent, fast training shoe. It has a similar weight and ride to last summer's £50 Fusion V, but a remodelled upper
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