This is the third update of the Span/Althea and its the best yet. (The Althea is the women-specific version.) Basically, Nike lightened and simplified this good, straightforward shoe by removing most of the overlays from the upper (the seams can irritate runners feet) and rounded the toebox so it fits wider feet better. The midsole hasnt changed and still has an attractive combination of lightweight cushioning and enough stability for neutral runners and mild overpronators. Even the forefoot is stable, with a firmer density of outsole material on the medial side. Some weartesters even heavier ones, who ordinarily dont switch to a lighter shoe chose to race in the Span/Althea.
The Span Triax is a light, no-frills everyday training shoe that suits lighter or faster runners who like a responsive shoe. It keeps the long-standing, stable midsole, and gains a lighter, better-fitting upper.
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Nike Air Span Triax (£60); Asics Gel 1070 (£65)
; New Balance 763 (£60)