ASICS GEL EXALT 2 $55
Used by Louise Parker Used for 2 ½ years
I work next to a country park so each and every lunchtime I head out for a quick 30 minutes or so in these shoes. I bought them in America three or four years ago and even though I know they’re worn through and have definitely been sapped of any cushioning long ago, I love them. That’s partly because of the fit – I have rather large flippers to contend with – and partly because of the feel and general encouraging response they provide even on the coldest, wettest and muddiest of days. Yes, they’re battered, but even today they feel good underfoot, allowing me to sprint the final 50 metres or so.