Fall 2012 Running Shoe Review

Staff Writer
The hottest lightweight models you’ll find at your local running store this fall

The Editors—The dust is settling from the recent running shoe revolution, and no matter what you think about the über-minimalist shoe designs that fired the first shots across the bow, it appears we’ll all be winners in the end.

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The underlying thinking that started the revolution—namely that every runner is better off by wearing lighter, less constructed and less controlling shoes—will wind up benefitting every runner, even those who couldn’t, wouldn’t or just didn’t make the transition to barely-there shoes. The broad range of shoes in this review include new design ethos, materials and assembly techniques spurred on by the simple, yet revolutionary idea that less is more. 

Weights listed are for men’s size 9.0 and women’s size 7.0.