Evaluation The Sock Flame is so cushioned and relatively stable that it could just about pass for a performance trainer. Thats because it uses a one-piece midsole/outsole unit that eliminates the need for heavy outsole rubber. The result: the comfort and support of a heavier shoe; the weight though not quite the responsive, close-to-the-ground feel of a short-
distance racer. Its a neat fast training shoe for efficient runners, or first-time racer or even marathon shoe for others. With a big medial post and plastic midfoot shank to reduce twisting, its almost certainly the most
stable shoe for its weight. In fact, it could be too stable for some: its so built-up on the medial side that you should check it feels natural under your foot before you buy. One thing you will love is the super-comfortable one-piece upper that gives the Sock Flame its name.