Brooks Glycerin 8—($130)
Brooks Glycerin 8 ($130) — Cousin: Nike Zoom Vomero—brooksrunning.com
As an all-purpose, cushioned neutral training shoe, the Glycerin 8 comes in widths for dialed-in fit. The new cushioning technology, designed to kick in and adapt with the foot’s pressure, wasn’t noticed by our wear testers, but that’s probably a good thing. This model’s reduced overlays allowed for a flexible upper fit and the single midfoot shank held our testers’ feet for a supportive and stable ride.