Fall 2013 Road Running Shoe Buyer’s Guide

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Scott T2C Evo, $115

weights: 8.8 oz. (men’s); 7.5 oz. (women’s)

heights: 21mm (heel), 11mm (forefoot)

Fit: The T2C Evo has a slightly wider heel and forefoot fit than some shoes, but it has a supremely secure fit in the midfoot thanks to a lightweight, supportive upper material.

Feel: It feels light, supple and soft, with a split personality of a racing flat and high-mileage trainer. Mesh materials in the upper offer an ideal combination of flexibility, support and comfort. “It’s almost too good to be true. All shoes should be this versatile,” one tester said.

Ride: The key to this shoe’s fast and smooth ride is its super-light and resilient AeroFoam in the midsole. It offers up enough cushiness and guidance for longer training runs and races, but it’s light and responsive enough for short and fast efforts too. Our wear-testers felt the slightly rockered shape of the undercarriage facilitated a quick cadence and up-tempo running.

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