Top 5 Runners to Kick Off the New Year
If you loved last year’s Mizuno Wave Rider 18, then you will be sure to love the new, but subtle upgrades to the Wave Rider 19. The 19th generation of the Wave Rider features a slightly softer step in feel from the new and improved U4icX strobel lasting board. That means more comfort and cushioning underfoot. Also, there is more elasticity in the laces to help shoes to stay tied. Otherwise, the Wave Rider 19 has the same great bottom unit which provides that seamless transition that we all loved about the 18. This shoe kept everything right about the 18 and the adjustments made to the 19 only enhanced the already great shoe.
For many tried and true runners, the Nike Pegasus has been their favourite go to long distance shoe. The Pegasus keeps getter lighter and faster. This version rides similar to last year’s, with a large heel-toe drop, bouncy feel underfoot, and moderate stability. Flexibility is better, however, and the upper is new. A light, woven mesh is supported around the midfoot by overlapping cords that tie into the laces.
The ASICS 2000 is a great option for runners who have mild over-pronation. It has an internal midfoot fit system that wraps and supports overpronation. It’s convergence gel cushioning in the midsole and heel clutching system significantly improves its comfort on those long training runs. You can enjoy this shoe for you marathon training or for your daily exercise regime.
Ever since its initial introduction into the Saucony trail lineup, the Peregrine has been a stable for both long distance and short distance trail runners. After some issues with the upper in the Peregrine 3 and 4, Saucony found their sweet spot with the Peregrine 6. Its construction features Saucony’s new EVERUN heel insert as well as a new a new PWRTRAC outsole for improved traction. Finally, although runners can enjoy a highly flexible midsole to navigate technical trails, the EBO rock plate provides protection against rocks and roots.
This shoe is built for long miles and hardy terrain. It’s upper provides a Debris-Free construction and gusseted tongue. The multi-directional all-terrain lug pattern on a Vibram outsole provides unbeatable traction on both wet and technical surfaces. The REVLite midsole provides a lightweight ride without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability. Best of all? Unlike many other trail shoes, the Leadville 1210 v3 comes in 2 widths!