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Avia Avi-Quest–($130)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Aug. 31, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

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Our test team recommends the Avi-Quest as a long-run champion and dependable training shoe. With non-interfering motion control features and a moderate level of cushioning, the Avi-Quest feels the same on the first mile as it does on Mile 19 of a long day. The flex is enough in the fore of the shoe that it allows for a springy stride; but otherwise it gives the impression of being firm and supportive, even too much so for those with low arches.

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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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