Skechers GOMEB Razor £107
Named after US marathoner Meb Keflezighi, this new model aims to emulate the man himself: it’s lean, light and fast. In fact, it was one of the lightest shoes on test, thanks in part to the virtually seamless knitted upper. Despite this, it stood up to a pounding by small and big runners alike, who all lauded the responsiveness, the traction and the fit around the heel. The toebox is wide enough for proper toe splay, and if Skechers can address the tongue slippage and poor weatherproofing this will be a contender.