The New Balance Test Run program began last year as a challenge to up-and-coming shoe designers. The brand tasked its up-and-coming designers with creating a shoe around a brand new Fresh Foam More midsole Adidas ZX Flux Womens and bringing it to market in 7 months. The winning design is a maximalist sneaker styled like it time-traveled from a Back to the Future movie, courtesy of 23-year-old Nike Internationalist Mujer apprentice Adara Dillabaugh. The shoe was manufactured in limited quantities that are selling out fast, but we’ll see more of that thick new Adidas Superstar Mujer midsole later this year.The EVO Rehi is a “Hoka One One in name only,” says Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate. The brand, known for maximalism, has produced a racing flat that’s the exact opposite: It’s 6.7 ounces for men and 5.8 Nike Air Vapormax Femme ounces for women and there’s a woven Kevlar upper that’s as strong as it is light.
In the interest Adidas ZX 700 Dames of weight-savings, the outsole is a rubberized foam instead of rubber. The resulting shoe feels explosive underfoot and feels best at 5K and 10K speeds.Merrell’s MTL Cirrus owes its name to the clouds you’ll be Adidas Superstar Womens running through as you scurry up the side of a mountain. American champion trail runner Joe Gray helped design the shoe, which features a lock-down fit, a minimal Nike Air Max TN Femme EVA foam midsole, a rock plate, and a tough Vibram outsole with deep Nike Air Max 270 Femme lugs. Traction is excellent and testers felt the shoe shined on technical trails and Nike Air Vapormax Womens in horrible weather—traits you’ll appreciate when you’re sprinting skyward.
At $110, the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit holds its own as an up-tempo trainer for track workouts, tempos, and road races. Despite being Nike Air Force 1 Womens soft underfoot, the shoe still feels fast, and the one-piece Fresh Foam midsole means less glue, less weight, and more flexibility. New Balance applied the same strategy to the one-piece knit upper, which stretches with your foot and breathes well. The Zante Pursuit also received high marks from testers regarding Nike Internationalist Femme its wet-pavement traction, although they also said the upper isn’t the most protective in a cold downpour.The Under Armour Velociti Racer is a racing Nike Air Max 97 Femme flat purpose-built for distances between the 5K and the marathon. The shoe Nike Air Max 270 Femme feels firm and responsive, but there’s still enough cushioning to prevent it from beating up Adidas Superstar Femme your legs. “