WHAT TO LOOK FOR
No one wants blisters, chafing or pressure spots, which can set you back, especially if you are racing sockless. Check design factors including inner lining, stitching, fabric and shoe width.
This refers to the reaction, energy return and motion control of the shoe. With each foot strike and push off, you want to feel as though your shoe is giving you energy, responding and pushing you all the way.
Support and control
We tested neutral shoes but most brands will offer the same models offering structure and stability, which is ideal if you pronate, are hyper mobile, have high arches or specific foot requirements.