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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

Avia Mantis

$80, Avia.com
The draw: Comfortable and responsive for forefoot strikers

After a brief hiatus, Avia is back in the running shoe game and embracing the natural running movement. The Mantis’ heel practically collapses under a heel strike, but the forefoot adeptly recoils off the ground, encouraging the runner to land with a mid- foot or forefoot gait. The upper is both soft and sturdy, binding the shoe to the runner without creating any pressure points.

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