Brooks Defyance 3 — ($100)

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As a stable, neutral trainer, the Defyance offers support and some generous cushioning in a lightweight shoe that would be race-worthy for those who don’t want to forfeit comfort while exerting themselves. Our testers found the shoe snug in the midfoot with a little lace pressure along the instep but generally accommodating for a broad spectrum of foot types, especially those with mid to high arches.

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