During the Runner’s World’s 50-year anniversary, which was celebrated in New York in connection with the NY Marathon, also was chosen the year’s best shoes of total RW editors from all over the world.
The prices are divided into five different categories, where the most prestigious award is the “world’s best shoe”. The winners have excelled in tests of RW’s skolabb and in evaluations of the test runner.
Here are the winners:
Editor’s Choice: “the world’s best shoe”: Saucony Triumph Iso 2
A very successful combination of high quality and technology. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a road shoe that got good ratings for both framfotsdämpningen, häldämpningen and the light weight. The resilient Everun-material in the midsole and heel gives a fast and powerful frånspark are among the top 10 of all shoes that have been tested.
Best debut: New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo
Vongo is a representative of the new shoe generation which reduces pronation and inåtrullning without getting bulky and complex. This makes it a good and lättlöpt shoe. The midsole consists among other things of an “varus wedge”-something that makes the shoe a little higher under the Arch of the foot than on the outside of the foot which provides good control. The shoe is quite wide and rich.
Best upgrade: Adidas Adizero Adios 3
It is difficult to make such a treasured shoe that Adizero Adios 2 even better-this was the shoe that Dennis Kimetto ran home the world record in the Berlin Marathon by 2014. Yet could actually test runners must vouch for that succeeded with a few more improvements. The midsole is made up of a whole sole with Boost-materials with a more stable foam layer over for even more support, and quick step settlement. Adidas has shifted the outsole something and packaged into the front part of a network of Continental Rubber, which provides better flexibility and higher durability. Test runners also thought outer part consists of a mixture of mesh and a mockaaktigt material felt softer and better suited for wider feet than its predecessor.
Best buy: Brooks Ghost 9
A shoe with exceptional fit and function at an affordable price. Ghost is a workhorse and has received all five “Editor’s Choice” in the past. It has remained stable in price (around 1600 ad), and given that many models nowadays costs around 1800 SEK, you get a lot for your money when you buy the Ghost, which means that it is best buy. The shoe has a soft häldämpning as long runners love and a little firmer front providing a brisk step phase-out when you screw up the tempo. The outsole has a thick layer of rubber, so the shoe can withstand many kilometres away, while there are plenty of patterns and tracks, giving a good contact with the surface.
Best all-terrain shoe: Brooks Cascadia 11 This excellent terrain shoe has just undergone some small updates since his debut 11 years ago. Mid and outsole is the same as in version 10. The insole provides a solid running feeling with a lot of support in all the shoe’s “four corners”. Under the forefoot offers an additional layer for it not to hurt stepping on sharp rocks and the like. The outsole is rough with varying length of pattern, which provides great grip on a variety of surfaces.