2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

  • by Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 21, 2014
  • Updated May 3, 2016 at 4:49 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Saucony Cortana 3

The draw: Protective yet fairly nimble

Do you hate the notion of a clunky pair of shoes getting in the way of your silky gait? The Cortana 3’s low heel glides smoothly through a fore- or mid-foot stride and has more than enough cushioning to offer more support than most similarly fluid options. The 9-plus-ounce shoe has sufficient heft to provide relief without disrupting an efficient stride. Its firm sole feels rigid and responsive—it never feels mushy underfoot.

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