Friday, 28 October 2011
You can spend anything from $50 to $400 for a pair of running shoes, but what are you getting if you decide to go to the top shelf?
Today Tonight interviews Runner’s World editor Lisa Holmes to find out.
“We've been doing extensive wear testing for the past decade, so we know what works for the runner,” Holmes said.
Runner’s World have independently tested 350 different runners, ranging from budget to blow-out, so that your next purchase doesn't have to be a marathon ordeal.
“It really is about finding a shoe that fits your foot and your style of running.” Holmes said.
Each shoe was subject to various mechanical and user review testing, looking at fit, comfort, stability, flexibility, cushioning, and ride.
And here are the results:
Editor's choice, retailing at $199.95 was the Brookes Revema 2.
“It’s a fantastic fit and the upper locks nicely onto the foot, like glue.”
Best debut, retailing at $229.95, was the K Swiss Kwicky Blade.
“This one really stood out for us because of its seam free forefoot, which helps to prevent blisters and abrasions.”
Best buy on the market, retailing at $159.5 was the Saucony Progrid Kinvara 2.
“This is a good value for money shoe; it's a great shoe for runners wanting transition into a minimalist product.”
For more see the 2011 Spring Shoe Guide