2014 Shoe Review

By Cregg Weinmann, Running Shoe Reviewer for FORTIUS Media Group – September 1, 2014

Fall 2014 continues to demonstrate the topsy-turvy nature of the running shoe world: merging categories, an ever-increasing smorgasbord of features, plus new brands and models.

But three things are unchanged: foot shape, foot motion, and footstrike. These remain the best metrics for selecting a shoe. Most shoes reviewed here are semi-curved and will fit the average medium-arched foot. They do have a bit of play, though, to accommodate feet that have slightly more or less volume (girth) than average. This is why it’s important to try on a few models from several of the brands—to make sure they fit properly.

This is especially important after a favorite shoe has been updated; those little changes may not affect the shoe’s performance, or they could be a deal breaker. Visit a running specialty store and let them do their job: fit you with the best shoes.

To read a more detailed review of each shoe, visit runningproductreviews.com.

 

BEST VALUE
Sketchers GORun Ultra Extreme, $85


BEST RENOVATION
Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 5, $120


BEST NEW SHOE
Hoka One One Huaka, $150


BEST SHOE
Newton Kismet, $129


Other NEUTRAL Noteables
ASICS Gel-Cumulus 16, $115
ASICS Gel-Nimbus 16, $150
ASICS Gel-Pursue, $110
Brooks Ghost 7, $120
Mizuno Wave Enigma 4, $140
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, $100
Saucony Ride 7, $120

MOTION STABILIZING Shoes
Adidas Supernova Boost
Sequence 7, $130
Nike LunarGlide6, $110

Other PERFORMANCE Noteables
Mizuno Sayonara 2, $120
Newton Fate, $129
Puma Mobium Elite Speed, $110
Saucony Cortana 4, $150
Saucony Kinvara 5, $100

 
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