19. New Balance Fresh Foam More
Price: £ 125
Weight: 292 g (M), 231 g (W)
Heel / Toe Drop: 4 mm
If this had been a blind test, we would have assumed that this shoe was designed by Hoka due to the low heel / Toe Drop and the huge part of the midsole padding. From the looks of it, you could imagine that this would be an ideal long-term shoe, but we think it is far better suited for shorter, sharper sessions. The upholstery may be plentiful, but tends towards the firm side;
This fact, along with a slight inflexibility, actually makes it a joyful experience to lift your feet and accumulate a few quick miles in pace and interval sessions without having to worry about what could be under your feet. And there’s the bonus of less pain after the run, probably thanks to the chunky midsole.
It should be noted that there were some durability issues with the outsole – some of our testers found that after just 100 miles the shoe showed more wear than expected. The fit is, as always with NB, a bit small, i.e. half a size larger.Kacamata Rayban
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20. Skechers GoRun Ride 7
Price: £ 87
Weight: 263 g (M), 206 g (W)
Heel / Toe Drop: 6 mm
Even though Skechers has been part of the running market for over a decade (US distance runner Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon in his shoes), he still surprises runners when they find the company makes decent running shoes and sneakers. In terms of budget, it occupies a place in the middle to lower market segment, and the GOrun Ride 7 is a typical example of its range. It’s simple, extremely comfortable, light, surprisingly durable, and designed to stay out of your way – all the features most runners would want.
The testers particularly liked the flexibility and the feeling that the shoe worked with them rather than against them, but the midsole padding needs a little tweaking – it’s a mite squidgy and won’t get you off your toes much when you use it I’m after and the upper is light but could be more breathable. However, for the price, this is an excellent option for casual runners with a neutral foot who aim for up to half marathons.