Nicely updated from the original Strada, the second edition of this neutral trainer feels slightly more flexible and fluid while still retaining a soft and springy sensation in each stride. The biggest change from the original version—and the biggest improvement—is the new three-layer reinforced mesh upper that allows the shoe to be much more breathable than the first version yet just as secure. The Strada 2 continues its slight rocker profile that allows smooth heel-to-toe transitions. Our wear testers loved the energetic feeling this shoe provides, no matter when running fast during a tempo run or while taking it easy at the end of a long run or recovery session. The lacing system and the internal webbing of the new upper provide a comfortable and very snug fit.
Our wear-test team liked a lot about this shoe, but a few testers thought the cushioning was a bit too stout.
This is the shoe for you if … You’re looking for a well-cushioning everyday trainer with an energetic feeling.
WEIGHTS: 9.7 oz. (men’s), 7.8 oz. (women’s)
HEEL-TO-TOE OFFSET: 8mm; 28mm (heel), 20mm (forefoot)
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