Fall 2013 Road Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Sep. 5, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM UTC
Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor

Check out these 22 hot models available in stores this fall!

Running shoes are continuing to evolve, thanks to new materials and manufacturing techniques, innovative designs and the notion that shoes should enhance (and not detract from) a runner’s stride. Although minimalism has cooled, the trend is still influencing new shoes with lighter models that offer responsive cushioning, natural flex patterns and less invasive support systems. Here are 22 of the best new models available at stores this fall.

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Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler is the editor-in-chief of Competitor magazine. He has raced every distance from 50 yards to 100 miles and run in more than 700 pairs of running shoes in the past 25 years. You can reach him at

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