Training Shoe Breakdown

June 1, 2010 | Featured in the Summer 2010 Issue

To help your feet find the perfect match, check out our breakdown of the latest training shoes, designed specifically for an athlete [you] working to take his or her game to the next level.

1. Reebok ZigTech, $100

The shoe is light weight and flexible and feels like part of your foot. The zigzag-shaped sole contributes to 21 percent less wear and tear on your muscles.

2. Nike Lunar Swift+, $85

The magic is in the sole’s design and build, which has Deep Nike Natural Motion Engineering flex grooves for an efficient stride.

3. Under Armour Proto Speed Trainer IV, $90

Designed specifically for linear training, this fourth-generation shoe delivers maximum shock absorption through Directional Cushioning Engineering technology, which also helps propel you on a linear path with total comfort and control.

4. adidas Fluid Motion Light, $75

The design is revolutionary: a one-piece mid and outsole for training in all planes of motion. Weighing less than 11 ounces, this feather-of-a shoe still has enough support to allow you to move quicker.

5. asics GEL-Nimbus 12, $125

The 12th version of the popular GEL-Nimbus series offers extra cushioning for added comfort and features asymmetrical lacing, designed to mimic the shape of your foot. The result is a highperformance shoe with a glove-like fit.

Matt Siracusa
Matt Siracusa
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