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Triathlete’s Summer 2012 Running Shoe Review

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Jul 5, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM UTC


Our test team logged serious miles in the latest running shoe offerings from the major brands. Check out what they had to say about the newest stability, minimalist, racing and trail shoes.

Adidas AdiZero Rush M
Adidas.com | 7.5 oz | $100

Fit | Our testers thought these were sublimely snug: They have a secure fit in the heel and the arch but adequate room for the toes to splay upon impact. It fits like a racing flat rather than a minimalist shoe. One tester said, “This is the exact fit you need to run fast.”

Feel | The Rush was born to blaze. “It feels plush the moment you slip your foot in it, but it’s not mushy or overly cushy,” one tester said. Several testers said they thought the shoe enabled great foot proprioception. “You could really feel the ground in this shoe,” said a wear tester.

Ride | Some testers found it to be a great shoe for distances from 5K to the half-marathon, although a few thought it was a tad too firm to run slow. Many testers recommended it for mid-foot and forefoot running styles and higher speeds.

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