Adidas AdiStar Adapt

Think precision. A light, low to the ground trail shoe with Ground Control System™, a 2nd density midsole and TRAXION™ outsole to help you pick your way through the roughest terrain. Inlay: Molded EVA insole for anatomical comfort. Midsole: adiPRENE®+ insert for forefoot propulsion and efficiency. TRAXION plate for added forefoot protection. Ground Control System for motion control and ground adaptability. Outsole: TRAXION outsole for maximum grip in all directions.

Features : Traxion™, adiPRENE®+, GCS™

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Puma Complete Trailfox

The Complete Trailfox – a statement product for the competitive trail runner and outdoor athlete. Minimum weight, a low profile and deep flex grooves provide perfect contact to the ground. Protection and support benefits combined with superior comfort through innovative softshell material complement this new off road racer.

Features : KMS 100 CM-EVA™, IdCELL®, ArchTech™, EverGrip™

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Asics Gel Trabuco VIII

The Asics Gel Trabuco VIII WR is an innovative trail shoe engineered to exceed the demands of the on and off road runner combining traction, support and cushioning. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who demand a rugged yet comfortable shoe for a wide range of outdoor activities, on what is often very difficult terrain. Now improved with a Water Resistant (Walotex) lining.

Features : Extended DuoMax®, PHF®, NC Rubber™, WET GRIP ®, GEL®

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Mizuno Wave Nirvana 2

Equipped with a composite double fan shaped wave that provides support from initial impact through to toe-off using a full length pebax wave in a fan shaped configuration on the medial side, it created fo the runner with medium, flexible arches. A compositte paraell wave configuration in the forefoot provides additional shock absorption and disersion. Initial impact cushioning and transition through the gait cycle are enhanced by the inclusion of a full lenght rubber wave on the lateral side.

Features : VS-1™, Intercool™, Sensorpoint™, X-10™, Wave Technology®

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Reebok Premier Cushioning DMX III

The Reebok Premier Cushioning DMX III running shoe has an open weave mesh upper with Play Dry lining that offers breathability, support and moisture management. 3M Scotchlite material adds night running safety. Removable EVA sockliner accommodates orthotics. CMEVA midsole with Transition Bridge provides stability and cushioning. DMX foam for cushioning. Blown rubber lateral forefoot delivers cushioning, traction and durability. Forefoot flex grooves give flexibility.

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Asics Gel Landreth II

Updated for '05, the GEL-LandrethT II is perfect for the neutral runner seeking a lightweight, responsive, durable shoe with minimalist packaging. I.G.S.® (Impact Guidance System) and SpEVA® midsole with overall Gel® Cushioning Systems for durable shock attenuation and a smooth heel-to-toe transition. This version II now includes the "touch" Gel® Cushioning System in the rearfoot and "twist" GEL in the forefoot for greater shock attenuation. Outsole is durable AHAR carbon rubber in back, softer blown carbon rubber up front. The upper is lightweight mesh with PHF™ (Personalized Heel Fit).

Features : "Touch" and "Twist" Gel®, I.G.S.®, SpEVA®, AHAR+, PHF™

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Pearl Izumi Syncro Guide

This is the first shoe from the syncro line of Peral Izumi for the bigger runner who needs anything from significant to moderate pronation help and does not want to sacrifice cushioning.

The Guide provides great stability for the over-pronator who wants a smooth, fast, efficient, and stable ride. Stable and supportive, the Guide delivers comfort and unsurpassed cushioning in a motion control shoe. It is also great for lighter, efficient runners that need pronation control and don't want to feel beat up after 15-20 miles.

Features : SkyDex, SyncroFrame, SyncroGuide

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6

The most versatile running shoe on the planet is back and just got better. If you own the GTS 5, you can expect the same fantastic fit with a soft, smooth ride and 5% less weight.The Adrenaline GTS 6 featurs progressive posting for ultra-smooth transitions through the gait cycle. Microfiber upper with Element™ Air mesh and linings. Full-length S-257™ midsole with heel and forefoot HydroFlow® cushioning. Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB™), dual density DRB™ Accel, S-257™ Cushsole, engineered Stable-Pod configuration. HPR™ sponge rubber outsole.

Features : HydroFlow®, Element™, S-257™, PDRB™, DRB™ Accel, Pod Tech, HPR™

Runner's World "Best Update" for September 2005

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