STA­BIL­ITY

Canadian Running - - GEAR | FALL SHOE GUIDE -

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

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