Running-shoe companies want you to lace up their newest innovations. Find out which of these styles is the right fit for you.
Adidas Energy Boost
The white stuff is “boost,” a material designed to provide maximum energy return, which means “people are able to run faster, longer or both,” boasts Chris Brewer, the brand’s running specialty manager. Company testing has shown that the cushioning won’t wimp out in extreme heat or cold and doesn’t break down (so the shoes feel the same on mile one and mile 327).
Not a neutral runner? Wait until adiStar Boost debuts in August.
($120, Teva.com; Trail is for women only; $140 waterproof Trail eVent is also for men)
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+