Much like the first version, this flyweight trainer offers an amazing mix of lightweight performance and resilient cushioning. The full-length Lunarlon foam midsole/outsole chassis offers enough softness and protection for marathon-length runs in a svelte package that’s sufficiently agile and responsive for interval workouts and short races. The engineered mesh upper has been tweaked slightly, offering a more structure/support (in conjunction with the arch-wrapping perforated internal bootie and Flywire support system), while still offering optimal forefoot flex and comfort. Oh, and believe it or not, this shoe actually dropped $10 in price!
While more stable than the previous version, this shoe is for strong-legged neutral runners only. The improvements have removed the hint of sloshiness that some of our wear-testers felt in the first version of the shoe, but it’s still essentially a racing flat with a super-cushy under carriage. It’s an amazing performance shoe, but not recommend for anyone who severely overpronates or has an unstable gait. (Yes, the men’s version comes in pink, while the women’s version is offered in dark blue.)
Weights: 7.5 oz. (men’s 9); 5.9 oz. (women’s 7)
Heel-toe offsets: 8mm; 26mm (heel), 18mm (forefoot)
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