2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Saucony ProGrid Mirage $100

The Mirage might be the perfect training shoe for mid-foot strikers. Its durable sole provides ample cushioning and a subtle degree of pronation control—both features ideal for long runs—while preserving the two core features of minimalist running shoes. Despite the sole’s sturdy construction, it flexes easily and allows the foot to move naturally. The difference in height between the heel and toe is small, only 5mm, which helps promote mid- and forefoot striking. Saucony.com