2014 TRACK & FIELD

 

NEUTRAL

 

Hoka One One Bondi 3

The Bondi 3 features an oversized HOKA ONE ONE CMEVA midsole providing an unmatched combination of high performance cushioning and lower heel drop offset for an inherently stable ride. The result is a relaxed and longer run; minus all the pounding and fatigue. An early stage Meta-Rocker helps increase the economy of running performance and enables an accurate foot roll through the gait cycle. A layered and highly breathable upper construction provides a secure fit. This is an ideal shoe for runners looking for an ULTRA lightweight, stable, and performance cushion running shoe.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

The Wave Rider 17 got a whole lot lighter in weight! Brand new to the Rider 17 is the innovative U4ic (pronounced "euphoric") midsole; it's 30% lighter than the Rider 16 while delivering resilient cushioning. The carbon rubber outsole has been replaced by a much lighter and softer blown rubber forefoot material. Again, reducing weight without sacrificing cushioning. The Lateral Forefoot Sculpting and deep flex grooves provide for a smooth touchdown and transition and the upper utilizes even more soft and supple materials.

 

STABILITY

Brooks Transcend

Introducing Brooks' most cushioned shoe yet! Designed to maximize the "float" experience, Brooks has created shoe that absorbs impact and offers great stability to help you float through your long runs.The Transcend utilizes Super DNA, a foam compound that offers 25 percent more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA. This highly cushioned shoe can also be considered a stability shoe, delivering plenty of support without using a traditional firm midsole post. The outsole's rounded heel reduces the amount of material at the outer edge of your heel, which if it were there and made contact with the ground, would speed your rate of pronation. The shoe then gets progressively wider through the midfoot and into the toebox, providing a stable base under your foot. Finally, “guide rails” sit atop the midsole foam and to the outer edges of your foot, to control your movement if you deviate too far from the way your foot is expected to travel. Additionally, the Full Length Crash Pad provides for a smooth heel strike and transition to toe off. Plush from bottom to top, the Transcend features upper materials that feel soft against the foot.

 

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19

The new Gel-DS Trainer 19 continues to provide the perfect balance of speed and moderate stability for neutral to mild overpronators. Dynamic DuoMax Support System provides stability while the Propulsion Trusstic creates a springy toe-off. Like it's predecessor, the DS Trainer 19 still provides a nicely cushioned and lightweight ride - thanks to the Solyte midsole material and silicone gel inserts strategically placed at high impact areas of the heel and forefoot. The new lightweight and more breathable upper uses seamless materials to reduce the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.

 

Brooks Ravenna 5

Riding the fine line between Neutral and Stability, the Brooks Ravenna 5 gives just the right blend of cushion and support. The new BioMogo DNA cushioning material is now infused throughout the entire midsole for a consistent feel from heel to toe-off. With the new Crash Pad delivering full ground contact, the transition is smoother than ever. Additionally, the adjustable saddle wrapping from the heel & midfoot work to provide a secure fit. The new Ravenna 5 is the ideal trainer for the mild pronator, combining a modicum of stability and a cushioned ride.

 

Asics Gel-Kayano 20

Asics has outdone itself with top-of-the-line updates to both the upper and midsole. In keeping with tradition, the Gel-Kayano is ideal for a moderate over-pronator who needs a combination of unsurpassed cushioning and stability. The Forefoot and Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System is strategically placed at high impact areas for maximum shock absorption. FluidRide is the latest evolution in ASICS midsole technology, FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability. The new Kayano also features FluidFit upper technology, FluidFit combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot. The result is a truly customized glove-like fit. An Exoskeletal heel counter also provides improved support and fit. The result is a stability trainer with unsurpassed comfort, fit, and ride.

 

 

MOTION CONTROL

Brooks Addiction 11

The Brooks Addiction 11 stays true to it's heritage and continues in the tradition of catering to the excessive over-pronator. Over the years, the Addiction has been a favorite of those who require a combination of cushioning and reinforced medial stability. The shoe’s broad Linear Platform, full contact outsole, and Progressive Diagonal Rollbar provides sturdy stability by supporting low arches and keeping over-pronation under control. Brooks' innovative cushioning material, DNA, delivers a personalized ride to runners of all different sizes, foot shapes and speeds. Designed to work with the environmentally-friendly BioMoGo midsole, it responds to every stride dispersing impact and providing the necessary protection through pace changes. Built on the same midsole/outsole as it’s predecessor, the Addiction 11 delivers the perfect blend of support and performance.

 

 

Saucony PowerGrid Stabil CS3

Several ounces lighter and infinitely less clunky than traditional motion control shoes, the arrival of the Stabil CS3 heralds an 'enlightened' approach to designing shoes for runners seeking to address severe pronation issues. The all-new midsole cushioning system has upgraded from ProGrid to PowerGrid. The Stabil's rearfoot SRC Impact Zone supplies supreme shock attenuation and combines with the PowerGrid midsole for smoother transitions and an improved overall ride. The plastic midfoot shank has been removed for increased flexibility, and the midfoot support system has been upgraded to a Sauc-Fit upper which locks the midfoot into place and secures the heel. A higher density medial post completes the motion control package.

 

 

MIDFOOT

Asics Gel Super J33

Lightweight stability in a super fast shoe. Featuring a 6mm heel to toe offset, the Gel Super J33 delivers a flexible low-profile ride. The F.A.S.T Ride Solyte midsole offers responsive cushioning while maintaining support for mild overpronation. The seamless one-piece mesh upper construction reduces the potential for irritation & friction plus it hugs the foot and results in an extremely comfortable fit and feel. The Super J33's design features Fluid Axis: Anatomically correct deep flex grooves in the midsole/outsole which align with 33 joints of the foot, enabling the shoe to move naturally and resulting in an exceptionally smooth and stable ride.

 

 

 

 

TRAIL

Hoka One One Stinson Evo Trail

The HokaOneOne Stinson Evo Trail allows your feet to move freely and naturally. The shoe is designed for maximum cushion, comfort, and protection in a surprisingly lightweight package. The midsole foam is 30% softer than the material used in traditional running shoes, and there is 2.5 times more volume than in most running shoes. The extra cushioning helps with shock attenuation on any surface. A 4mm heel to toe drop and rockered midsole geometry creates a unique rolling motion, for a more efficient stride. The outsole platform is 30% wider than a typical shoe which provides an extremely stable base and counterbalances the excess height and voluminous midsole. The upper's debris resistant closed-mesh material and reinforced toe cap are ideal for the rigors of even the most challenging trails.