Spring 2014 Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

Here are 30 of the best models you’ll find in running stores from late winter to early summer!

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about running shoes, things have continued to evolve. While minimalist shoes are still progressing, it’s the maximalist models and the wide range of enhanced, everyday neutral and light stability trainers that are creating the buzz in 2014. New, more resilient midsole foams; flexible, dynamic uppers; and lighter models in all categories are among the many highlights. While these advancements may compel you to expand your quiver of shoes, the good news is that there are more quality options for every runner. Here’s an overview of 30 of the best models you’ll find in running stores right now.

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Spring 2014 Fit, Feel, Ride Awards

Best Ride: New Balance Fresh Foam 980

Best Innovation: Hoka One One Conquest

Best Update: Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Best Value: Skechers GoRun3

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