11. Skechers GoRun Forza 3
Price: £ 109
Weight: 261 g (M), 207 g (W)
Heel / Toe Drop: 6 mm
For a brand whose size is usually fairly normal, the Forza 3 is a whole lot bigger. For example, if you have a British size 7, wear a 6 in it. This caused murmurs in the testers, some of whom had to wear several pairs of socks to make them fit – not ideal test conditions. But when we got Forza for those with reasonably large feet, we discovered a shoe that is still wide in the toebox (runners who need it), a loose fitting shoe will love you), but also offers an excellent weight-to-hold ratio.
It’s a stability shoe for mid-weight overpronators, and Skechers has lost a whopping 40g in weight compared to the previous Kacamata Rayban version (mainly due to the introduction of the new FlightGen midsole padding) while maintaining the relatively pronounced overpronation support. They are a little inflexible, but heavier over-pronators will make them a wonderfully light and reliable everyday training shoe – once they find the right size.
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12. Brooks Ghost 12
Price: £ 120
Weight: 295 g (M), 264 g (W)
Heel / Toe Drop: 12 mm
Although it was unfortunate not to make it to the last round for an award in this manual, the Ghost 12 is still highly recommended. The only change from the previous version concerns the upper, which is now 3D printed for a better fit. That means there is no glue, no seams or seams, which slightly reduces the weight and also reduces the risk of friction. Otherwise, like its predecessor, it is a neutral-padded premium shoe that offers high responsiveness as well as incredible softness and comfort.
This confident consequence is welcome – after all, there is no reason to change this – but it is also the reason why the Ghost has not received top marks. One tester noticed that all Brooks shoes and sneakers felt the same towards the end of the range: super plush but at the same time slightly homogeneous – an assessment that we have to agree with. That said, this is a fantastic model for most runs and races that are longer than 10 km.