Every year, our wear-test team puts more than 50 pairs of running shoes through the rigors of training and racing, making notes about the fit, feel and ride of each shoe. Here are the road and trail shoes that earned our Editor’s Choice awards for this spring.

 

ROAD RUNNING SHOES—Editor's Choice: Hoka One One Vanquish 2, $170
ROAD RUNNING SHOES—Best Debut (tie): Mizuno Wave Catalyst, $110
ROAD RUNNING SHOES—Best Debut (tie): Skechers Performance GoRun Forza, $120
ROAD RUNNING SHOES—Best Update: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6, $150
ROAD RUNNING SHOES—Best Value: Zoot Solana 2, $100
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES—Editor's Choice: Brooks Cascadia 11, $120
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES—Best Debut (tie): Montrail Caldorado, $120
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES—Best Debut (tie): Scarpa Neutron, $129
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES—Best Update: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2, $130
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES—Best Value: Merrell All-Out Crush, $100