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2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

  • By Sabrina Grotewold and Evan Rudd
  • Published May 10, 2013
  • Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM UTC

Brooks PureFlow 2

$100, Brooksrunning.com

The draw: Your first minimalist shoe

A transitional shoe for those who want to shift from an ultra plush trainer to a lighter shoe, the PureFlow 2 features a unique off-centered lacing system that hugs the mid-foot, providing a sock-like fit. The shoes might require a break-in period for heel strikers, as the outsole pods and low heel-toe drop encourage mid-foot striking. More robust than a racing flat, the PureFlow 2 is ideal for longer races and workouts, particularly for heavier athletes that need a little more cushioning in their running shoes.

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