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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Overview Running Shoes 2013

Below you can find an overview  in alphabetical order of the (new) shoes available for 2013.

For every shoe the weight is based on the shoe for men,  roughly size 42/43 (7,5 / 8).

I decided to use amazon widgets for the images and an indication of the prices.

adidas Boost
Weight: 278 g
Adidas and BASF started looking for a new material with the requirement: Soft and fast. This became the energy boost. Read my blog on this shoe.

Not available on Amazon. Wanne read more on this innovative shoe. 
adidas Falcon Elite 2 
Weight: 227 gram (women, size 38)
A ligth an comfortable shoe. Order it on the  Adidas site and customize it.
adidas Response Cushion 21
Weight  332 g What's in a name: a shoe with losts of cushioning.
adidas Supernova Glide 5
Weight: 318 g
Next ot this neutral shoe Adidas offers the Ride(support) and Sequence(extra support).
Adidas Supernova Solution
Weight: 320 g
The extra layer of Adiprene in the midsole offer extra cushioning. Stability due to support under mid foot.
Adistar Salvation 3 
Weight: 354 g
The heavy weigth from adidas for the heavy runners. Wide, stable and lots of cushioning. All available technology is used to offer heavy runners a comfortable ride.
ASICS Gel Forte
Weight: 345 g
The maximum support shoe in the Asics range.
Weight: 325 g
Weight: 325 g
The GT-2000 is the ASICS bestseller. It did not stop Asics from a complete make over of the sole and midsole compared to its predecessor the GT-2170.
Weight: 300 g
The GEL-3000 is renamed to GT-3000. It lost some weigth but still offers support for runners with late over pronation.
ASICS Kayano 19
Weight: 270 g
Still going for maximum comfort but with less weigth.
Brooks Adrenaline 13
Weight: 320 g
Most sygnificant change was the lowe sole. The flex grooves under the forefoot are slightly depper for improved movement. It is still a shoe with lots of support and cushioning.
Brooks Defyance 6
Weight316 g
The neutral version of the support shoe Adrenaline GTS. They took away the extra support on the innerside of the foot but the rest of the shoe is the same.
Brooks Ravenna 4
Weight: 315 g
The Ravenna 4 is somewhere between neutral and support. The upper contains an elastic band to create a close fit to the foot.
Brooks Trance 12
Weight: 345 g
A sturdy shoe for the heavies.
Karhu Fast4
Weight: 311g

This shoe is not available from amazon. Click here for the available shoes
Karhu Strong4
Weight: 332 g

This shoe is not available from amazon.Click here for the available shoes
K-Swiss Blade-Light Run II
Weight: 269 g
Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas
Weight: 195 g
The first minimalistic shoe from Mizuno still featuring the wave technology.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 
Weight: 295 g
Offering support for runners with only a light degree of pronation. A trainer suitable for roadraces as well.
MIZUNO Wave Prophecy 2
Weight: 351 g
The bulky sole did not change compared to the previous edition. They saved some weigth on the upper of the shoe.
Mizuno Wave Ovation 2
Weight: 290 g
Suitable for a wide range of runners.
Simple shoe without some of the high tech features of other Mizuno models but with the  wave.
Mizuno Wave Rider 16  Neutral
Weight: 280 g
Where the Ovation is at the lower and of the scale, the  Rider is one of the race horses of Mizuno.
Thanks to the Dynamotion Fit-technology it follows every motion of the foot.
New Balance 860 V3
Weight: 328,8 g
Combining speed an support. A challenge in which the 860 succeeds.
New Balance 890v3
Weight: 271 g
Thanks to its low weigth suitable as trainer but also as race shoe.
New Balance 1080v3 
Weight: 288 g
The New Balance 1080v3 is a shoe for neutral runners looking for extra cushioning.
New Balance 1260v2
Weight: 338,9 gram

Nike Air Pegasus+ 29
Weight:  298 g
Turning 30 this year (read my post). A good shoe to start with for nuetra runners.
Nike Flyknit Trainer / Lunar
Weight: 240 g
The innovation from Nike (read my post) with the seamless, knitted, leigthweigth upper.

Nike Lunareclipse+ 3
Weight: 310 g
Trainer for runners that look for cushioning and support.
Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N2
Weight: 263 g
This specific shoe is not available on amazon. Click here to see the available shoes
Saucony Guide 6
Weight: 283 g
Little changed after the succes of the Guide 5.
Saucony Progrid Echelon 3
Weight: 298 g
A neutral shoe for heavy runners, looking for some extra cushioning.
Saucony Mirage 3
Weight: 247 g
Saucony's answer to natural running.
Some support remains but clearly a change from the traditional running shoe.
Saucony Triumph 10
Weight: 295 g

Scott T2C Evolution 
Weight: 240 g
Something between a light trainer and race shoe with a midsole from AeroFoam.
Scott eRide AF trainer
Weight: 241 g
Skechers GOrun Ride / Neutral
Weight: ?
This overview is based on various sources such as magazines (Runner's World NL) and the overview on

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