Best for Gym
From Fitness: Whether you’re pumping iron or using the elliptical, the "lightweight yet supportive" Ryka Dynamic features distinct heel and forefoot grooves to ensure that you won’t slip. The breathable mesh upper is structured to "hug your foot in all the right places," and the shock-absorbing midsole and arch-cradling sock liner provide "ample cushioning" and "support and flexibility."
See the whole "Best for Gym" section in Fitness magazine.
Best for Trails
New Balance Minimus 10v2
From Fitness: The "functional," "fast" New Balance Minimus 10v2 trail shoe "encourages a midfoot strike" as you stride. The flexible upper "conforms to your foot like a slipper," while the cushy carbon rubber outsole is "very responsive" on rocky surfaces. The toe guard helps protect your feet from pebbles and debris.
See all of the winners of the "Best for Trails" section.
Best for Road Running
High Arches - Mizuno Wave Rider 16
From Fitness: The Mizuno Wave Rider 16 gives you a "surprisingly well-cushioned ride" that's perfect for people with high arches. The wave-inspired midsole design provides "great shock absorption" that helps "keep feet from tiring out on long-mileage days." Flexible outsole grooves put "a bounce in your stride," and a breathable upper "hugs your foot without feeling overly tight."
Normal Arches - Asics GEL Kayano 19
From Fitness: The "awesomely light" Asics GEL Kayano 19 feel "like slipper-sneakers" and are fashioned to keep your gait in check: A groove runs down the outsole to guide your foot and help prevent overpronating (rolling inward as you strike). A four-way-stretch mesh upper and two layers of memory foam around the heel make for a "snug but flexible fit."
Check out the rest of the "Best for Road Running" Guide.
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