361 Degrees’ Spire 3 comes with interesting improvements. The shoes have a new midsole and they also come with a snugger fit. Sometimes, runners are reluctant to move away from the likes of Adidas, Nike or Asics. However, there are a few brands which capture new energies and new ways of thinking in the running community. The third Spire is not revolutionary, but it might just be the best release in the series up to this moment. But are these 295g shoes really enough to take runners away from the shiny options from the market leaders?
Made for daily running, the Asics DynaFlyte 3 can be used for marathons as well. With a new and daring design, the shoes are true to the series offering a distinct Asics look. Apart from the youthful look, the running shoes also come with proven cushioning technologies. With FlyteFoam and gel insertions, the shoes are perfect for flat surfaces such as the track or uneven surfaces as in parks or light trails.
With improved midfoot support, the Asics Gel Pursue 5 offer a familiar feel to runners. Both those who have already used the Gel Pursue series and other Asics fans can find the comfort of the shoes familiar. This is due to the fact that they have been made with technologies such as the SPEVA foam with FlyteFoam Lyte. At the same time, the improved support of the midfoot and added space for the big toe comes with a good degree of stability and roominess.
Being one of the most affordable Asics, the Gel-Sonoma 4 can be seen as a product for everyday running. But affordability still comes with a few Asics features which have made the running brand popular. With an AmpliFoam midsole and an Ortholite sockliner, the shoes might be enough for the trail running or walking needs of many athletes. Their lower profile also means the shoes can be used on short hiking trips as well. Of course, no Asics release can be complete without gel insertions for proper comfort on uneven terrain.
The Asics Nimbus 21 running shoes have what it takes to go the distance. Suited for long distance running, the shoes feature some of the most popular Asics technologies. At the same time, they come with a lower weight making them the lightest midsole design from the manufacturer. With a new Jacquard mesh material, they come with better breathability. Most importantly, they fix some fit issues present in the previous version.
The Tartherzeal 6 is one of Asics’ latest premium designs. It comes as the latest release of the speed series from the manufacturer. Incorporating technologies which enhance a springy feel and proper cushioning, the shoes are used across various surfaces for runs of various lengths. Among its main characteristics, the Propulsion Trusstic technology is worth having a look at. As its name suggests, it comes to boost propulsion. But there is more to these shoes than propulsion.
The Saucony Kinvara 10 offers an energetic ride. The series have always been pushing technologies and materials further and maybe this is why the 10th release is so similar to the Kinvara. However, there are a few upgrades and adjustments which might make some runners consider the shoes. With the Everun technology in the midsole, there is plenty of energy and shock absorption to consider for all types of runs.
Running on gel insertions while out on trails may sound like a dream. But Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 7 aim to improve an already popular shoe. It includes the comfortable shock-absorbing gel into the shoes. With a redesigned outsole, the shoes also offer a better grip. If the 6th release was judged for its poor performance on mud, this is not the case anymore with the 7th Fujitrabuco. With good mud-shedding abilities, the shoes are a powerful choice for uneven surfaces.
The New Brooks Anthem 2 shoes are now available for runners. The shoes are an immediate upgrade to the first Anthem and they look as modern as many Brooks fans expect. It goes without saying that the first Anthem release was a good release. It lacked a bit of cushioning compared to other neutral shoes. But the shoes were not bulky, they had good responsiveness and they were even chosen for their versatility as casual shoes. One problem they came with was the durability, which wasn’t helped by runners going out in the rain. However, the Anthem 2 fix many of these issues.
From time to time, there are running shoes which make an immediate impact. The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 are among those rare shoes. The shoes are practically one of the best-looking designs on the market, not only from Nike. It is hard to match their aesthetics in the high cushion world.