Brooks Adrenaline ASR 8 –$110

www.brooksrunning.com

9.9oz

Fit / Highlighted by an overall snug fit, the ASR 8 was a favorite of testers with narrow-to-average foot types, who were impressed with how well the shoe held their foot. One tester noted the shoe fit just as well at mile 70 as it did at mile one.

Feel / “They felt good right out of the box,” said one tester. Weather-resistant materials add some stiffness to the upper, but the shoe received high praise for its comfortable step-in feel, lightweight and balanced cushioning.

Ride / It looks like a trail shoe, rides like a road shoe and performs like both. The ASR 8 offers a well-cushioned landing for heel strikers, plenty of mid-foot support and a smooth transition to toe-off—much like its award winning cousin, the Adrenaline GTS 10. With a slightly more aggressive outsole, this shoe is a solid choice for wet roads and entry-level off-road terrain.

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