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Karhu Stable Ride–($120)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 7, 2010

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A well-named shoe, our test team reported the Stable Ride to be motion-controlling and especially well-suited for rear-foot strikers who push their shoes through the gait cycle, transitioning the firm midsoles to toe-off with the help of Karhu’s Fulcrum engineering. The Stable Ride makes for a gimmick-free, supportive trainer that is best suited for heavier runners with low arches and wider forefeet. The lacing is secure enough that this shoe adjusted to most of our testers, but you should try them on in a shop to be sure of the fit.

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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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