Pearl iZumi Shine

The Shine is Pearl Izumis softest shoeboth underneath and surrounding the foot. The well-padded, nearly seamless upper incorporates camouflaged support straps that are linked directly to the laces. It pulls comfortably around the midfoot, although some wear-testers found the shoe a bit loose in the heel and a tad short on the toes. A spongy heelstrike is provided by a soft foam heel containing a highly collapsible rubber SkyDex crash pad. Forefoot loads are absorbed primarily by the foam midsole, a bottom-loaded slab of higher-quality foam, and its blown rubber outersole. The cushioning is slightly temperedbut durability is improvedby a thin plastic plate that sits between the ball of the foot and the majority of the cushioning materials, intended to promote a more efficient toe-off by acting as a lever.

MSRP : US$90
Weight : 11.5 oz / 326 gm
Features : ES3™, Skydex™

Recommended for biomechanically efficient runners with normal to high arches who are looking for a flexible cushioning shoe.

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Asics Gel Eagle Trail V

Mens Asics Running Shoes: For the serious trail runner with a penchant for tackling the rough stuff.For '06 the Eagle Trail features further improvements in upper comfort, flexibility, water-resistance and breathability. New, nano-tech mesh provides excellent water resistance while retaining flexibility. Biomorphic FitT panels coupled with the Personal Heel Fit (PHFT) system lock the foot in place for a secure ride over uneven terrain. A new lacing system offers more support and improved comfort. Forefoot and rearfoot Gel® Cushioning System in a low-profile SpEVAT midsole. A rugged outsole provides traction for up and downhill. The Dynamic Terrain CradleT supports and guides the foot through toe-off on all types of terrain.

MSRP : US$100
Weight : 12.7 oz / 360 gm
Features : GEL® Cushioning System, PHF®, Full Length SpEVA® Midsole Material, Nano-Tech Upper Material

Recommended for running who love running on rocky, uneven trails with steep climbs and descents.

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New Balance 845

The 845 men's running shoe from New Balance® combined cushioning and support for a comfortable ride. It showcases Abzorb® SBS which offers enhanced cushioning benefits through a unique cored design and superior material properties. It also provides an improved level of resistance to compresion set for optimal results. The N-Lock™ and Stability Web® work to enhance midfoot support while keeping the shoe lightweight.

MSRP : US$90
Weight : 12.7 oz / 362 gm
Features : Abzorb® SBS, C-Cap®, Stability Web®, N-Lock™, N-durance®

Recommended for runners with Low to normal arches looking for a high mileage supportive shoe.

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Brooks Addiction 7

When it comes to motion control, the Addiction™ 7 is simply the best. Certain runners and marathoners know the truth about their foot needs a heavy duty shoe to go ounding on the pavement. The Brooks Addiction is one such a shoe. A broad, straight-lasted heavyweight with triple-density EVA foam, the firmest layer on the medial side of the shoe. Combination-lasted (the rearfoot is laid out on a fiberboard for enhanced for no B.S. motion control) makes the Addiction truly protective for the flat-footed runner.

MSRP : US$90
Weight : 11.3 oz / 374 gm
Features : DRB Accel™, DRB™, HPR, HydroFlow®, Podular Technology®, Substance 257™

Recommended for moderate to severe overpronators needing enough room in the toe box to accommodate wide, flat feet or orthotics.

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