The 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide magazine is out on newsstands now (and check out the digital version), and we’re giving you a sneak peek right here. Check out the complete running shoe section from the guide below and check back to Triathlete.com for more Buyer’s Guide content.
New Balance RC 1600
The draw: Special weapon for fast workouts
Get ready to fly in these babies. The RC 1600 fit precisely as a fast racing flat should: snug around the entire foot, low-profile and with a nearly seamless upper that makes running sockless incredibly comfortable. Choose thin socks if you wear any at all, as the fairly narrow toebox can put some lateral pressure on the feet. The slightly stiff cushioning requires some adjustment, particularly during the transition from initial footstrike to toe-off.