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Fall 2013 Road Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Sep. 5, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM UTC

Reebok One Cushion, $110

weights: 9.2 oz. (men’s); 7.9 oz. (women’s)

heights: 32mm (heel), 21mm (forefoot)

Fit: The fit on this shoe is straight-up snug in the heel and midfoot, but with a more generous cut in the forefoot.

Feel: It feels light and flexible like many neutral shoes, but that’s also a tribute to a blended three-zone construction that addresses three phases of a footstrike. Welded overlays offer a bit of structure to the fit without adding weight or inhibiting the easy flex of this shoe.

Ride: Soft and smooth. The unique three-density foam midsole offers graduated cushioning that seamlessly helps a runner’s foot transition as it rolls from the heel-strike to toe-off phase of a stride. Although this concept is hidden in plain sight, it’s one of the primary reasons our testers raved about this shoe’s easy-rolling ride.

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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 bmetzler@competitorgroup.com.

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