SELF Gives Us the Best Shoes for Spring
SELF magazine has released their "Best Shoes for Spring 2014." It's a fantastic list, including some of the most innovative shoes we've seen in a while. Below are just a few of our favorites out of the many they picked.

When you think of things that go fast, do you think about race cars? Reebok does. The Reebok ZQuick running shoes have outsoles inspired by super fast, high-performance Z-rated race car tires. Grooves add traction and control for precision sports car handling... on your feet. The no-sew mesh upper keeps your foot in position, the flat laces reduce irritation and the toe cap provides protection.

The ASICS GEL-NoosaFast 2TM updates the winning NoosaFast. ASICS lowered the heel tab to minimize friction. Elastic laces mean getting your shoes on and off very quickly. The F.A.S.T. Drop geometry helps by encouraging a faster midfoot or forefoot stride. And the sole offers fantastic traction and durability.

The latest update to the Saucony Mirage line is the Saucony Mirage 4, which offers a more ergonomic fit and a perfect lightweight stability. They've upgraded the heel to PowerGrid which absorbs impact so your ride is smooth and responsive.

Merrel AllOut Fuse offers responsiveness and control in a trail shoe. The multi-directional M-Select GRIP traction updates the traditional lugs to independently moving ball-shapes, giving you more control no matter how often or how fast you change directions. Superior impact absorption provides softer landings and firmer takeoffs and the protective toe cap keeps your feet safe from rocks, roots and other trail obstacles.

The new Mizuno Wave Sayonara is incredible. It's amazingly lightweight yet still cushioned thanks to the new U4iC midsole foam-- it's 30% lighter with the same great cushion and support. The upper is almost completely stitchless for more comfort and a better fit. It's no surprise that the Mizuno Wave Sayonara won Runner's World "Best Debut" Fall 2013 Award.