If your a runner, you should have one of These
These are high dollar racing shoes, but if you want the best, get the Next%. This is the first major redesign in the Vaporfly line, and the designers built this shoe off the feedback from some of Nike’s world-class marathoners. The Next% has 15 percent more ZoomX foam underfoot and the heel-toe offset is down 3mm from the old shoe model. One of the biggest changes is the new “Vaporweave” upper, a woven mix of thermoplastic polymers and nylon that’s water resistant. That meansno more waterlogged shoes if it rains on your marathon.
The Adrenaline GTS is now using a Guide Rail support system that helps protect the knees by keeping excess movement at a minimum. Previous models used a three-layer medial post (firmer foam under arch) that Brooks called a Progressive Diagonal Rollbar. It’s a light shoe with reliable responsiveness that’s was made to last.
The latest model from Saloman is the Predict RA, which has a different approach to stability. The Predict has a exclusive midsole with grooves on the top and bottom of the foam that mirror the major joints of your foot, creating more stability during foot movement. Another imprtant feature is the 10 outsole pillars that adapt to how your foot rolls from heel strike to toe-off, guiding your foot for a smooth transition and ride.
The Antora features specific midsole that puts softer cushioning in the heel and forefoot. Comes with TPU overlays that connect to the upper’s laces to keep your foot steady over uneven terrain. The many lugs on the Vibram outsole supply better traction in wet enviroments.
Lots of cushioning underfoot thanks to the heel and forefoot stack heights of 34mm and 30mme. This tall shoe uses its height to roll you onto your forefoot for a smooth transition. Runners World said at 10.3 oz for a men’s size 9 and 8.1 oz for a women’s size 7, the weight penalty for all that Fresh Foam is minimal. Some testers found the shoe slightly bulky, but Hoka One One devotees should consider it a worthy alternative.