SPEED RUN JACKET
SAUCONY KINVARA 8
$150 Triathletes can’t get enough of the Kinvara, which provides an impressive amount of cushioning and support in a lightweight shoe that’s easy to go fast in. New to this latest iteration is a fulllength Everun topsole, which provides more cushioning and energy return. The internal strap system ensures a snug, comfortable fit, while the flexible outsole ensures the Kinvara 8 remains easy to flex for fast turnover.
SKECHERS GOMEB RAZOR
$165 Meb Keflezighi might have had runners in mind when he helped design the Gomeb Razor, but he’s done a great job of coming up with an excellent tri shoe, too. This is a shoe that will get the job done at a variety of different speeds. The 5Gen midsole provides lots of cushioning, but you’ll also have no problems picking up the pace for a faster interval or the speed required to rip through your next sprint triathlon.
UNDER ARMOUR UA CHARGED BANDIT 3 UNDER ARMOUR GORE TEX LONG
$400 $120 A surprisingly versatile shoe considering it looks and feels like a lightweight trainer, the latest version of the Charged Bandit series offers lots of cushioning in a lightweight shoe. Ready for lots of miles thanks to the firm heel counter, midsole with lots of compression moulded foam and durable solid rubber outsole, it still manages to feel fast. The specially placed flex grooves provide lots of flexibility where you need it most, making this an excellent choice for longer races in addition to those long training days.—km
While the Speed Run Jacket does a great job of keeping out the wind and water, you won’t feel like you’re wearing a jacket thanks to the light weight and stretchy material that provides lots of free movement. The back has some added coverage that...