ASICS Gel Kayano 18 (£133)
Kerry says: Any shoe that has 18 versions must be doing something right, and such is the case with the Kayano. This titan of the mild-moderate stability category lost some ground with the previous two versions, which had various issues with durability and comfort. The Kayano 18, however, is a resounding return to form. It's flexible, extremely responsive, traction is better than average in the wet, and the gender specific lasts on the male and female versions mean that a glove-like fit is assured.
This shoe will serve as a the perfect everyday training workhorse for runners from neutral to moderate stability, which means you'll get bang for your buck on the admittedly hefty price tag.