ASICS KAYANO 25
Now in its 25th year in the market, the Kayano is a fixture in upper-end of stability shoe market.
Engineered and road tested at ASICS’ Institute of Sport Science, the cushioned midsole FlyteFoam® Lyte technology proved exceptionally comfortable during testing, with noticeable shock absorption throughout the foot. The Kayano 25’s two-layer jacquard mesh fabric upper also felt quite flexible and breathable across the front of the foot.
The Kayano 25’s suit runners looking for superior support and comfort who are willing to pay for it.
SALOMON SONIC RA MAX
Traditionally known for their trail shoes, the Sonic RA Max series further establishes Salomon as a bona fide road shoe company as well.
Designed for daily training, the Sonic RA Max strikes a balance between comfort and arch support. Salomon's Vibe technology in the shoe’s midsole also contributes to the RA Max’s ample energy return, and the shoe’s reinforced outsole provides solid traction in wet conditions.
All in all a comfortable, lightweight and responsive shoe that should hold up well as your mileage builds throughout your training plan.
361 SPIRE 3
361° brands themselves as the plucky rebel among shoe giants who let their products do the talking for them. In the case of their third-generation Spire 3, they may be on to something in this neutral endurance trainer.
The SPIRE's signature midsole QU!KFOAM technology, delivers comfort and responsiveness while piling on high mileage with the shoe’s new QU!K Spine carbon-fibre plate. The Fitz Rite midfoot also features a malleable webbed fabric that wraps the upper part of the shoe, keeping the foot snug, and the Spire 3’s tongue contains ample padding for additional comfort near the ankle.
All in all, an impressively responsive shoe that should aid against injury.
Men’s: 336 g (11.85 oz.) Men’s drop ratio: 10 mm Women’s: 278 g (9.81 oz.) Women’s drop ratio: 13 mm $219
Men’s: 295 g (10.4 oz.) Women’s: 241 g (8.5 oz.) Drop ratio: 9 mm $190
Men’s: 265 g (9.3 oz.) Women’s: 235 g (8.3 oz.) Drop ratio: 10 mm $165