Running shoes that succeed the most in de-escalation
The return to the practice of sport in general and running in particular does not stop giving surprising images, if not shocking. It does not take more than watching television or social networks or WhatsApp groups to know what is happening. And when not, experiencing it a @ mism @ being one more protagonist of those images and information ...
But other things are happening, invisible to the eye but of great incidence. In this specific case I mean to the change of shoes: People have taken with enthusiasm the return to the sport, fact that has even caused the arrival of new followers, (although the leitmotif of some of the latter has been to benefit from the possibility of going out after hard weeks of confinement). We intuit that the return to training would surely cause someone to need some help and that is why we published 10 shoes to take into account when running again. And the truth is, seen the seen, we practically nailed it.
In any case, both those who have decided to return by renewing their shoes, and those who simply did not have, have caused sales of running shoes to have undergone a logical upturn. And that's what today's post is about. With the data we have, we have parameterized trends in sales and we are in a position to know what they are the most popular models these days back to training.
In the variety is the taste, but few mixed shoes or competition shoes we see among the most requested ... Runners and runners are showing head and are asking especially for daily training shoes to gradually recover sensations or progress, as the case may be. .
Now, what are the most being bought these days? There they go:
ASICS GEL KAYANO
ASICS Gel-Kayano 26 is the renewed delivery of one of the most important running shoes of the Japanese brand. It corresponds to a daily training shoe with stability control, able to work in favor of all types of runner and runner, especially against more weight they have, since they can handle everything. In any case, for extreme cases, they can always consider using another ASICS model such as GT-4000, aimed specifically at those who have a high weight and excess pronation.
As it is a very comfortable shoe, it will not only be used for training, but also for those who want to use it in long races where the rhythms do not have to be the fastest, far from it.
You save: € 45.00 (25%) (25%)
The weight is reduced compared to the previous delivery in men reaching 325gr in them and 278gr in them. The drop is different depending on the sex. So for men it is 10mm and for women it is 13mm.
And if in the previous installment we highlighted that the midsole premiered Flytefoam ™ Lyte and Flytefoam ™ Propel, in this installment the grace is that, keeping those same materials, the configuration is improved a bit to improve flexibility while running.
The official price of ASICS Gel-Kayano 26 is € 180.
SAUCONY GUIDE ISO
The American brand Saucony has Guide ISO 2, another good option for overpronating feet. Also currently this model uses Everun, a material with high damping properties but very, very soft. This Everun is combined with PWRfoam, the other compound of the midsole to, in the end, obtain comfortable cushioning but with great control of pronation. It is easy to see the upper density material on the inside of the ankle as it has a different color than the rest of the midsole. The drop is something high for what Saucony is getting us used to lately: 8mm (27mm high at the heel and 19mm at the forefoot).
FlexFilm is used in the upper, which is a very thin, light and resistant material that allows the foot to be kept subject and ventilated and helps the low final weight of this Guide ISO 2: only 292gr in the men's finish and 255gr in the woman's. Outside of this mesh, an IsoFit structure (ISO that gives the shoe its name), makes foot support much more efficient.
Reflective elements are included on the heel, always so useful in low light conditions. On the sole, the TriFlex design will allow this part of the shoe to be more flexible, helping to make it easier to walk. XT-900 rubber will give that sole durability contribution.
ASICS GEL NIMBUS
ASICS Gel Nimbus 22 is a high-end daily training shoe prepared for all types of distances, including the longest. It is focused on runners and runners with a neutral footprint or insole and who are looking for a high-quality shoe for their training based on filming and long-distance competitions in which they want to be comfortable above all else.
The way ASICS does this on this Nimbus 22 is by combining the AHAR and Blown Rubber material of the sole (traction and durability), with those of the midsole: GEL®, Flytefoam and Flytefoam Propel (durable cushioning and reactivity), and a mesh Jacquard (fit, lightness and breathability).
Price: € 119.25
You save: € 6.70 (5%) (5 %)
The midsole also offers a drop of 10mm for men and 13mm for women. And all with an approximate weight of 310gr in men and 255gr in women.
A great option for those who like to run or compete at quieter than nervous rhythms, leaving the tasks of the series and / or competition for the most appropriate footwear according to the case: mixed or flying shoes (competition).
The official price of ASICS Gel Nimbus 22 is € 180.
ASICS GEL CUMULUS
ASICS Gel Cumulus 21 is a high-end daily training shoe indicated for runners and runners with a neutral or template tread. Valid for any type of weight, but especially indicated for medium weights. For those who are very heavy, perhaps it would be a matter of considering using ASICS Gel Nimbus.
Cumulus 21 can be used in training of all kinds, although it will get better performance in taxiings and long runs. Also, if you want, it can be used in competition, although if the rhythms are faster than 4’20 ”4’10, perhaps consider using shoes with a more agile profile.
Price: € 84.90
You save: € 4.88 (5%) (5 %)
The weight for the masculine finish is 285gr, while for the feminine it is 236gr. The drop in both cases is 10mm.
The ASICS price for Gel Cumulus 21 is € 140, while the finish in Gore-Tex is € 10 higher, reaching up to € 150.
BROOKS ADRENALINE GTS 20
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 is one of the best weapons that the American brand focuses on providing stable cushioning for overpronators. It shares space with two other great training models with stability control within the brand itself, such as Brooks Transcend and Brooks Vapor. Adrenaline GTS 20 is a daily training shoe that uses an integral support system with Guide Rails, guides that allow you to advance in the footprint by controlling excess pronation.
It incorporates the star stability element of the American brand: Guide Rails. Also the compounds DNA LOFT and BioMoGo DNA. The first technical resource consists of a biomechanical solution for the midsole that aims to stabilize the inside and limit excess movement on the outside. The materials are focused on providing better entry by reducing the effects of that first impact against the ground when running and providing smooth and reactive cushioning.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 is included in the Seattle's “Cushion” silo and has an adequate weight of 300gr for men and 266gr for women. The drop is 12mm. A shoe for training based on filming or competitions if they are mainly longer than short. Profiles of all kinds can be used, but without a doubt those who have a medium or high weight will be able to squeeze it to the maximum.
The official price for Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 is € 140.
SAUCONY RIDE ISO
Saucony Ride ISO 2 is a very versatile shoe, designed for runners and runners of medium weight and of neutral tread or insole, to which the American brand has added an extra point of cushioning thanks to Everun. The midsole drop is 8mm thanks to heights of 27mm (heel) and 19mm (forefoot).
The sole is distributed in such a way that the most resistant and hardest rubber, XT-900, is used in the parts with the most abrasion, while in the parts with more traction and grip, it will be a softer rubber, Crystal Rubber. Above, the ISO system stands out for the support in all the steps of the tread.
Price: € 68.80
You save: € 3.60 (5%) (5 %)
Price: € 69.59
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Being a daily training shoe, if we want it for filming it will be ideal, but it also works for longer series with rhythms around 4'15 ”-4'45” / km and obviously for half marathon or marathon races. For rhythms much faster than those, Saucony already offers its Kinvara 10 that we analyzed not long ago.
With a weight of 278gr in the men's model and 249 gr in the female Saucony Ride ISO 2, it will have that lightness to be able to compete in half marathons at a rate of up to 4'15 ”/ km and even use them in the marathon below 3:30 '.
NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM 1080
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v10 is a daily training top shoe with great cushioning and wearing comfort. Despite belonging to that group and being able to withstand any type of shoot-based training (regardless of time or mileage), it has a really low weight: 280gr in the men's finish and 238gr in the women's.
Much of the blame lies with Fresh Foam X, since by itself this compound manages to reduce the total weight quite a lot compared to its predecessor by putting even more volume of material in the midsole. Another notable element is the flexibility, both of the Fresh Foam and of the sole itself (the latter thanks to a segmentation that favors and smooths the transition of the tread).
Those who use it could also take it to some competition, especially the more distance it is or if the race pace is going to be above 4'20 "-4'30" per thousand. For happier rhythms there are other options, including evaluating combining with mixed shoes, or if you are really fast and only want for certain workouts, with competition shoes.
Fresh Foam 1080v10 is highly recommended for those who, in addition to performance, also seek high comfort.
The official price of the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v10 is € 170.
SAUCONY TRIUMPH ISO
Price: € 72.76
You save: € 9.19 (11%) (eleven %)
Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is an ideal shoe for runners and runners of medium-high weight, with a neutral tread and who are looking for a comfortable and cushioned shoe for all types of training, especially running. Thanks to its shape, it becomes a very good option to use templates.
In the midsole, it uses a Saucony top material such as Everun, with a great energy return (83% according to measurements by the American brand). In the sole, Crystal Rubber is a rubber with good durability that will grip the asphalt also aided by an arrow-shaped lug.
They have an 8mm drop and a weight of 323gr in the male model and 275gr in the female model and are extremely versatile both for the type of training and for asphalt, dirt, grass…
In short, if you are looking for maximum cushioning, without losing the option to compete with them, this is your option. You can do daily workouts and your longest competitions (half marathon and marathon, for example).
NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM TEMPO
New Balance Fresh Foam Tempo is a new and very versatile model that must be classified as a mixed shoe but which is useful both for daily training and for the more intense days of series, for example. Also usable in races, from 10k to marathon thanks to that versatility that will make it more dependent on the runner what to use at any time than the shoe itself.
Thus a light or medium-weight runner will be able to use it in all those distances at 100% performance vs. return, while a runner or runner, the more he increases his weight and the distance in which he wants to compete, perhaps little by little It will move away from Tempo and go to other more pure models of daily training to maintain more cushioning and protection according to high weights and calm rhythms.
It uses Fresh Foam X, which has increased the performance of the previous Fresh Foam (dry) so much as to occupy that space with better benefits (16% greater return of input energy, there is nothing).
The versatility is important because this New Balance Fresh Foam Tempo is really going to be one of the best (if not the best) option as a single shoe for everything on the market. There is nothing. Good to enter the relationship of best mixed shoes, it would also be worth using it on a daily basis. And although it obviously does not have a body as a competition shoe, it does not detract, far from it, if it is taken to the races looking for its lightness and reactivity. That yes for rhythms below 3’45 ”-3’50” perhaps you can already think of using better New Balance 1500, for example or other competition or flying shoes.
The official price of the New Balance Fresh Foam Tempo is € 130.
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MIZUNO WAVE RIDER
Mizuno Wave Rider 23 is a daily training shoe for neutral or insole tread and focused on runners who are looking for both good cushioning and great performance of the shoe. They will take advantage of those who go further in terms of technology and in squeezing a fast daily training shoe.
The midsole incorporates several cutting-edge technological solutions, such as the U4ic and U4icX materials, and the Wave piece, built in Pébax. Together they provide one of the best cushions on the market. Underneath, the outsole utilizes Mizuno's best two compounds: X10 and Blown Rubber, for a winning combination of traction, grip and durability. And above, the renewed upper (a double mesh AIRmesh type, with Intercool technology to keep the foot as fresh as possible) improves in lightness to its predecessor with a fine appearance like never before had "the Rider".
They will be able to use it to get the most out of runners and runners of medium weight mainly (or medium-low or medium-high weight, but without going to extremes). The drop of the shoe is 12mm based on midsole heights of 19/31, while the weight is 290gr in the men's finish and 240gr in the women's one.
ADIDAS SOLAR GLIDE ST 19Adidas Solar Glide ST 19 is a shoe with the same general characteristics as Solar Glide 19, (that is, a daily training model, but also usable in long-distance races if it is not intended to go at full speed, or if the distance to walking is longer than short) but this time focused on runners and runners with excessive pronation in the tread. In fact, that "ST" is equivalent to "Stability", within the jargon of adidas. Here the weight goes up a few grams to 302 in the male model and 278 in the female, which is not bad, either.
Solar Glide ST 19 maintains a drop of 10mm based on heights of 32 / 22mm in a midsole built in Boost and that reserves a reinforced part, just under the arch. In fact, both on the outside and inside there is a reinforcement that runs along both sides to guide the footprint, but especially under the plantar arch, where Boost has a higher density to contain the overpronation and is assisted by the Torsion piece to aid in rotation. of the ankle.
Underneath the sole is also Continental ™ Stretchweb, with great grip, flexibility and adaptability. The light and breathable mesh is reinforced with heat-sealed elements to prevent seams, while the Fitcounter at the back will contain the ankle when it hits the ground. This area is crowned with a strap that will help you better put on the shoe.
The official price of Adidas Solar Glide ST 19 is € 139.95.
MIZUNO WAVE SKY 3
Mizuno Wave Sky 3 is a daily training shoe designed for those who, above all, want to travel long distances and also do it comfortably. This is so because the Japanese brand has sought in this model to concentrate the largest cushioning offer in its entire catalog ... there is nothing! Wave Sky 3 breaks with an almost Mizuno tradition since it does not include its traditional Pébax plate in the midsole. Instead it uses the new XPOP compound, combined with two other materials like U4iC and U4iCX. All three together provide maximum cushioning, along with durability, softness and reactivity. An all in one, come on. The heights are 30mm at the heel and 20mm at the forefoot, which gives a drop of 10mm.
It will be very useful for those who want to do all kinds of runs, especially medium / long distances ... and beyond! The user profile that can get the most juice from it would be found among those looking for a great and soft cushioning and that this is not at odds with a good return of energy.
Runners who train long distances, or who even want to take them to long-distance competitions are going to have a great ally in this model, especially if they are medium to high, high or very high, and the rhythms they are looking for are not precisely the fastest on the "grill". Its weight is logical in a shoe of this profile: 320gr in the men's finish and 275gr in the women's one.
It is clear that Mizuno has looked in Wave Sky 3 for a high-performance shoe, but with great comfort.
Price: € 102.88
You save: € 72.12 (41%) (41%)
Brooks Transcend 7 with stability control is a shoe for those seeking cushioning and pronation control. Guide Rails is the technology behind that control, mounted on a midsole made of DNA LOFT, a non-Newtonian material that has the extraordinary ability to cushion smoother at a slow pace and firmer at a fast pace. DNA LOFT is a compound with a great contribution of softness, which results in a high wearing comfort. The drop spent by this Transcend 7 is 10mm.
The sole uses two different rubbers: one more resistant in the heel area, and another more adherent in the metatarsal area to achieve better grip. The one in the front is Blown Rubber, which although it lasts slightly less than the heel, helps to maintain a good running train. The horseshoe-shaped heel works well for any type of entry depending on the runner or runner.
Above, a 3D Fit Print mesh is in charge of adjusting the foot, without losing sight of the fact that it is also breathable and very light. Inside it hides an Ortholite insole. The final weight stays at 303gr in the men's finish and 269gr in the women's one.
The official price for Brooks Transcend 7 is € 170.
NEW BALANCE FUELCELL PROPEL
New Balance surprises with this FuelCell Propel by being able to bring technology designed to take advantage of the rebound to daily training. With this model you achieve a very good combination of reactive and durable cushioning with a high feeling of comfort.
The runners to whom this FuelCell Propel is aimed are those who are looking for light, cushioned and reactive daily training shoes that are going to be used regardless of the type of distance to travel. In addition, given their configuration they do not deserve to take them to some competition, despite the fact that New Balance already has other models of mixed shoes, such as New Balance 890, or directly from competition such as New Balance 1400 and 1500 or the brown beast of just 170gr that is New Balance Hanzo.
You save: € 27.27 (23%) (2. 3 %)
The rhythms at which they are used do not have to be the fastest on the track (which is why there are other models) and it makes sense to use them optimally from around 4:30 "a thousand, and thereafter since they are designed to roll as a priority. The comfort of use is another factor to keep in mind.
The weight is 262gr in men and 200gr in women, while the drop is 6mm. The official price of the New Balance Fuelcell Propel is € 120.
MIZUNO WAVE LAST
Price: € 81.29
You save: € 58.71 (42%) (42%)
Mizuno Wave Ultima 11 is considered the top of the range for the Japanese Mizuno in daily training. Obtaining a neutral shoe with great cushioning capacities, stability and comfort, it is aimed at runners and runners of medium-high weight (around 80 Kg. In men and 65 Kg. In women). Even those who tend to pronate slightly can also use this shoe, given its great stability.
The materials used in the midsole are U4ic and U4icX, for soft but reactive cushioning. These two compounds are complemented by a plate built in Pébax to improve both cushioning and stability. The drop handled by Ultima 11 is 12mm, thanks to midsole heights of 32 and 20mm. The sole is also reinforced with carbon to increase durability against wear. And in the same way as in other models of the brand or in previous versions of Wave Ultima, the wide last allows to insert insoles without great difficulties. Their weights are 320gr for the men's version and 265gr for the women's.
Given its great comfort and cushioning, it allows long runs on any type of surface, whether on asphalt or dirt.
The official price of Mizuno Wave Ultima 11 is € 140.
NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM VONGO
One of its most stable New Balance sports silhouettes is the Fresh Foam Vongo shoe. Characterized by its innovative stability system and its incredible ability to control movement underfoot, the third version of the Fresh Foam Vongo maintains the same degree of support as in previous models, but in an even softer tread if possible to impress all runners.
The design policy based on data collection (Data Driven Design) remains the epicenter of the creation of this Vongo v3. In this update it was crucial to understand the behavior of the Fresh Foam compound to encourage it to withstand instability caused by a pronation footprint.
In the elaborate outsole there are two types of rubber, which are separated by a geometrically elaborated channel, and together with a denser medial reinforcement in the midsole, they work together to stop overpronation.
The Vongo's revised midsole uses a delicate Fresh Foam compound to offer extra softness underfoot without compromising stability. The height of it has been slightly increased for a more cushioned feel.
In addition, the midsole side parts focus on increasing stability from the heel to the front area. Finally, the upper of the Vongo v3 is developed with breathable mesh, a strategic display with a striking 3D print, which combines support and fit, and an internal boot construction.
Fresh Foam Vongo v3 is intended to offer the stability demanded by many runners in a comfortable and innovative way.
MIZUNO WAVE SKYRISE
Mizuno Wave Skyrise is a daily training shoe where the Japanese brand has taken care that it has a lot of and very comfortable cushioning. This will allow for runs of all kinds, even the longest.
The midsole is the star of this model that will delight those who like to run with great cushioning underfoot. X-POP is the great technological surprise of this model because not only does it focus on that cushioning, it also works with reactivity, in case at any moment it is intended to increase the rhythm, that the shoe responds.
Accompanying this new compound, two other of the best of the Japanese brand, U4iC and U4iCX accompany him in what Mizuno calls Wave Foam. The heights are 31 and 21mm for a drop of 10mm.
The breathable mesh upper cut uses Dynamotion Fit as technology to keep the foot secure in any step of the step. On the other hand, if we go to the sole, there we find the heavy weights in the form of rubber, although with surprise: it is translucent. Traction and durability are guaranteed, while a large longitudinal groove runs through the heel shoe to the toe to guide the tread. The final weight, however, does not rise much as it is 300gr in the men's finish and 240gr in the women's.
The official price of Mizuno Wave Skyrise is € 140.