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K-Swiss K-RUZZ — ($85)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun. 24, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM UTC

2010 Summer Shoe Guide Homepage

Shoe? What shoe? The K-RUUZ is light and sock-like enough that our test team felt they were running almost unshod. This is a classic racer with its narrow, foot-hugging snugness and low-to-the-ground profile. It doesn’t offer much in the way of cushioning so it might not be a go-to choice for those racing longer distances or for those who need a little more shock absorption in the midsoles. But this highly flexible flyweight flat feels very natural and almost as though they’re painted on your feet. kswiss.com/content/running

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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