BROOKS – Adrenaline GTS20
With Guide Rails replacing the more traditional medial post as a means of controlling support, the GTS and shoes across the Brooks line-up make a compelling choice for those requiring a little control and stability.
By replacing that firm material situated under the arch of the foot with a contoured midsole which essentially sits ‘around’ the base of the foot you have effective motion control without excessive intrusion.
This means of control works surprisingly well and provides a much smoother running experience. Cushioning remains largely unchanged and retains the familiar soft and smooth feel which has made this shoe so popular. Whilst the upper is revised from previous versions, it’s still seamless, plush and fits a wide variety of foot shapes very well.
SAUCONY – Guide 13
The control for over-pronators in this model now comes from a TPU frame inserted into the midsole on the medial side (outside edge). This is very effective yet at the same time remains light and unobtrusive. The cushioning uses Saucony’s PWRRUN material, a blend of traditional CM-EVA and PU, to create a well-cushioned feel with a nicely responsive push-off.
Together the new midsole and control device combine to make this a shoe that is very easy to get along with right from the first run.
MIZUNO – Wave Inspire 16
Mizuno’s unique Wave system is an effective way of enhancing cushioning and controlling pronation.
In this, the brand’s most popular control model, the Wave is thicker and deeper on the medial side of the shoe to resist inward roll and thinner on the outside edge where the foot initially strikes the ground.
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WHEN looking for a trail or off-road running shoe, it’s often all about the grip. However, given that no two paths are the same, careful consideration is required. What’s the terrain like where you’ll wear the shoes the most? If you’ll be negotiating soft, wet and muddy conditions then look for deeper lugs. For tackling gravel tracks and forest trails then more evenly spaced lugs will work better. When it comes to cushioning, consider how hard the ground will be; if it’s soft then you’ll be fine in low-profile shoes, but on those firmer tracks reasonable cushioning will be called for.
WHEN it comes to ‘over-pronation’, a common question is ‘how much is over?’. With no hard and fast rules, it’s best to choose a shoe that instinctively feels right. Gait analysis can often assist in helping you make this choice and your specialist running store is always a good place to start if in doubt. To help you make that choice, here’s a selection of some of the best ‘support’ shoes around.
Need for speed
THE racing shoe segment of the market is becoming somewhat split. This is partially due to the rise of carbon-plated footwear but also the fact that many shoes are becoming much lighter. Here we take a look at some of the leading contenders to toe the line in.
You'd have had to have been running on a different planet to miss all the recent debate about carbon-plated shoes. The talk of bans and performance enhancement has been so widespread that even non-runners are asking their running friends about the potentially magical footwear.
Tributes for Lindsay Dunn
BRENDAN FOSTER, CHARLIE SPEDDING AND OTHERS SAY FAREWELL TO ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST PROLIFIC AND ADMIRED ENDURANCE COACHES
TRAVEL TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS IN DECEMBER FOR A RACECATION LIKE NO OTHER
Tokyo Olympics are postponed
2020 GAMES AND PARALYMPICS ARE NOW SET TO TAKE PLACE NEXT YEAR
Switching your focus
FIVE-TIME OLYMPIAN JO PAVEY TELLS EUAN CRUMLEY WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND YOUR ADAPTABILITY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON TRAINING
IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS, MATT LONG ENCOURAGES YOU TO IMPROVISE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY WHILE JOHN SHEPHERD PROVIDES SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
In my genes
OUR SERIES ON OLYMPIANS AND THEIR OFFSPRING CONTINUES WITH TRIPLE JUMPERTURNED-CHEF FRANCIS AGYEPONG AND HIS DAUGHTER CASSIOPEIA
Fast, Compact and Wide
Shridhar Kunte reviews the Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR, the upgraded version of the XF 18mm f/2 pancake lens for Fujifilm X series cameras.
Fujifilm Expands X-series Lens Lineup
Fujifilm has announced the launch of the Fujinon XF 18 mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. This is the 39th addition in the broad line-up of interchangeable lenses designed exclusively for the X-series mirrorless digital cameras.
BMW 5 SERIES LCI
We see if the 2021 BMW 5 Series continues with its recipe of comfort and engagement in equal measure with this mid-life facelift
Five oh five
For 2021, BMW has given the seventh generation 5 Series a mid-life makeover and here’s a round-up of what has changed and what hasn’t
BMW 530i M Sport
A mid-life refresh gives the 5 Series a tweaked nose, an upgraded interior but leaves the mechanical package unchanged. Is it worth your attention?
CLASSIC OUTDOOR WHEELBARROW
This project was put together to satisfy a need for a garden feature with a difference. Normally these garden wheelbarrows are seen either as old metal wheelbarrows gave a new lease of life or those made as arty metal rod and sheet versions available at the local garden emporium. This one’s made of wood.