2007 Shoe Reviews



2007 Shoe Reviews

Tons of new running shoes are arriving here every week, so you might have a hard time sorting through all the innovations and changes to the shoes you've grown to love. Help is here! Get the inside scoop way before anyone else as our Team of Experts has personally road-tested and evaluated all of the latest models...Enjoy your insider's guide to the best shoes of the season!

Shop by your shoe category. What that means.
Stability, Stability+ or Performance Stability
Neutral or Neutral+
Motion Control

Stability
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adidas SUPERNOVA TRAIL 5
Replaces: Supernova Trail 4

What's NEW: Here's your favorite shoe if you're a die-hard trail runner. You'll be happy to find this year's model has Formotion added to the heel to help keep your foot under control on the steepest descents. Feel secure knowing that this shoe retains its great foot hugging fit and trail gripping ride.
Men's : 12.5 oz. Women's: 10.6 oz.
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BROOKS ADRENALINE GTS 7
Replaces: Adrenaline 6

What's NEW: Get ready because the Adrenaline GTS 7, one of the most popular shoes on the market, now has the MoGo™ midsole so you'll enjoy a more lively feel. Plus, you still get all your other favorite features like a great fit, durability and a stable ride. Ladies, when you try this shoe, you'll understand why I have yet to find a female runner who doesn't like this shoe once it's on her foot.
Men's: 11.5 oz. Women's: 9.5 oz.
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MIZUNO WAVE INSPIRE 3
Replaces: Wave Inspire 2

What's NEW: You'll agree that the Inspire 3 is the best version from Mizuno so far. You'll like that this model has an improved fit that will fit more feet. Plus, you'll enjoy the soft heel and quiet ride. If you are struggling to find a shoe you like, give the Inspire a try.
Men's: 11.3 oz. Women's : 9.5 oz.
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NIKE AIR STRUCTURE TRIAX X
Replaces: Air Structure Triax 9

What's NEW: Trust Nike to continue down the path of making great gender-specific models of the Structure Triax. Enjoy a durable soft feel since Nike added the Rideliner to the top of the midsole. You'll be glad to know our wear testers feel the Structure Triax X stacks up with the best shoes in this class although you ladies will find the shoe to fit a bit tighter in the forefoot. Mix this shoe into your rotation.
Men's: 12.9 oz. Women's: 10.4 oz.
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SAUCONY GRID OMNI 6
Replaces: GRID Omni 5

What's NEW: Many of you found the Omni 5 to be a reliable workhorse shoe so you'll be glad to know the Omni 6 holds up to that reputation. If you find most running shoes to be too tight around your foot or you long for Saucony of old, the Omni 6 is your shoe. You'll get a solid, full fit through the arch to the forefoot. Solid as in you know you can run a long way in the shoes. Choose the stability level that's best for you, either stable (moderate) or super stable (ultimate).
Men's: 13.3 oz. Women's: 11.2 oz.
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Stability+
 

adidas adiSTAR CONTROL 4
Replaces: adiStar Control 3

What's NEW: You'll find that an improved upper makes this shoe fit fuller than in previous models. If you've been breaking down your Stability Plus shoe faster than you'd like, this shoe might be a better choice for you. Take advantage of one of the more durable shoes with maximum control in the category.
Men's: 12.7 oz. Women's: 10.7 oz.
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ASICS GEL-TRAIL SENSOR
Replaces: GEL-Eagle Trail

What's NEW: If your road shoes are the GEL-Kayano or the GEL-Nimbus, then your trail shoe is GEL-Trail Sensor. You'll get the ride and support you're used to but now the shoe's built specifically to work with uneven trail surfaces. Plus, your foot will stay in place thanks to a supportive upper.
Men's: 12.0 oz. Women's: 10.0 oz.
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ASICS GEL-KAYANO 13
Replaces: GEL-Kayano 12

What's NEW: Get your feet in the shoe that sets the standard for all others in its category. You'll discover the 13th edition will retain that billing thanks to its unrivaled cushioned yet supportive ride. You'll benefit from increased GEL in the heel since ASICS learned some lessons from making GEL-Kinsei. If this is your shoe, stick to it with unyielding confidence. If you haven't tried them yet, better get yours now!
Men's: 12.6 oz. Women's: 10.0 oz.
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MIZUNO WAVE NIRVANA 3
Replaces: Wave Nirvana 2

What's NEW: Be sure to try the Nirvana now that Mizuno has improved the fit and turned a fairly good shoe into a really good shoe, designed to fit more feet more comfortably. You'll find that instead of being relatively stiff, it's now very smooth. You should put this shoe in your rotation, you won't be sorry.
Men's: 12.9 oz. Women's: 10.4 oz.
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SAUCONY PROGRID HURRICANE 9
Replaces: GRID Hurricane 8

What's NEW: Get ready to see even more runners in this extremely popular shoe. When you want a soft heel and quiet ride, look to the Hurricane since the addition of ProGrid allows for both of those things. Did you have to go up a full size in last year's model? You'll find that Saucony's improved the fit so it's larger than the Hurricane 8. You won't go wrong with this shoe.
Men's: 13.5 oz. Women's: 11.1 oz.
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Performance Stability
 

MIZUNO WAVE ELIXIR 2
Replaces: Wave Elixir

What's NEW: No matter what type of runner you are - average, larger or faster - you'll find what you want in this shoe. If you're an average runner, you'll like its close fit and light stable ride. If you're a larger runner, you'll be comfortable using it for racing. Or if you're a fast runner, this shoe is unbeatable for everyday training including your long runs. Count on the new version fitting more feet and growing in popularity.
Men's: 10.1 oz. Women's: 8.4 oz.
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NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE III
Replaces: Air Zoom Elite II

What's NEW: Although it's called "Zoom," you should know the best feature of this shoe is its durability. If you are partial to these "go-fast" shoes, try it out for your long runs and you'll find the stability and the ride will hold up mile after mile.
Men's: 10.6 oz. Women's: 9.0 oz.
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Neutral
 

adidas SUPERNOVA CUSHION 6
Replaces: Supernova Cushion 5

What's NEW: Don't fault adidas for putting the Supernova Cushion 6 through its second wholesale change in two years because they've come up with a great shoe. You'll keep coming back to this shoe, whether it's for the ForMotion in the heel or for the new open mesh upper. You can expect a smooth and quiet run. You'll agree it's easily one of the best new shoes to come out this year.
Men's: 11.9 oz. Women's: 9.7 oz.
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ASICS GEL-LANDRETH 3
Replaces: GEL-Landreth 2

What's NEW: You'll find a no frills fast feel in the new Landreth now that it has Solyte™ in the midsole. You still benefit from great cushioning and durability, but the addition of Solyte™ decreases the shoe's weight by over an ounce. You're sure to make this one a fast favorite.
Men's: 10.9 oz. Women's: 8.5 oz.
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BROOKS GLYCERIN 5
Replaces: Glycerin 4

What's NEW: Talk to runners using the Glycerin and you'll hear how they enjoy the natural ride. If you're a heavier runner, you'll like its cushion while lighter runners will like its flexibility. You also get the addition of a MoGo™ midsole, so you know this shoe will only grow in popularity.
Men's: 11.3 oz. Women's: 9.1 oz.
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MIZUNO WAVE RIDER 10
Replaces: Wave Rider 9

What's NEW: You've relied on the Wave Rider for 10 years now. Ladies, you're flocking to its stable ride and incredibly light feel, but everyone will find the new version has a fuller fit through the arch to fit more feet than ever before. If you have a narrow foot and like this shoe for its arch support, you may need to put a different insole in the shoe since the arch is not as pronounced due to the wider fit.
Men's: 11.3 oz. Women's: 9.3 oz.
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Neutral+
 

adidas MEGABOUNCE+
Replaces: Gigaride

What's NEW: If you've been running in the Gigaride, you'll like running in the Megabounce+. You'll get the same durable midsole with some added forefoot flexibility. You also get an innovative set of two soft insoles which are different colors. Rotate the insoles daily to increase your shoes' life or just change them for a different look. You larger runners will really like this shoe, however, the Megabounce+ is not made exclusively for larger runners.
Men's: 13.4 oz. Women's: 11.4 oz.
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MIZUNO WAVE CREATION 8
Replaces: Wave Creation 7

What's NEW: You'll find the Creation 8 to be a bit softer in the forefoot than the previous model. Your fit, like all Mizuno running shoes this year, is a bit wider through the arch. Plus, enjoy a new Infinity Wave plate in the heel that creates a resilient ride that is both soft and stable. You'll notice it also makes the shoe a bit lighter.
Men's: 13.2 oz. Women's: 10.6 oz.
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NEW BALANCE 1061
Replaces: 1060

What's NEW: Step up to the 1061 that is now much softer and more flexible than the 1060. You'll appreciate the better fit and feel of the upper with its open mesh. Count on a better fit thanks to multiple widths. Applaud New Balance for taking a big step in the right direction with this shoe.
Men's: 12.3 oz. Women's: 10.3 oz.
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NIKE AIR MAX 180 II
Replaces: Air Max 180

What's NEW: You might be disappointed that Nike launched this new model only 6 months after the first version. No doubt that it's hard to take. For men, you'll still get a good fit with the new upper and the same great ride. For women, you'll need to try them on since your fit will be fairly shallow across the top of the foot. But you can depend on a really well cushioned shoe once you find the perfect fit.
Men's: 12.3 oz. Women's: 10.0 oz.
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NIKE AIR MAX 360 II
Replaces: Air Max 360

What's NEW: Welcome the Air Max 360 II that features the same full length Air midsole and a new upper that's closer to a classic running style upper. If you are a big runner that breaks down shoes quickly, this may be your perfect match. If you are a smaller runner looking for maximum cushioning, you should probably pass this one up since your body frame won't be big enough to compress the Air.
Men's: 13.2 oz. Women's: 10.6 oz.
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SAUCONY PROGRID TRIUMPH 4
Replaces: Triumph 3

What's NEW: Give Saucony kudos for this update. Your previous Triumph was a solid performing shoe over the years but against other Neutral Plus shoes, it wasn't as soft and had stiffness in the transition. Turn to the Triumph 4 now because it's soft and quiet, and that clunky stiff ride is now super smooth. You'll love the great fit, too. Make some room in your closet for these.
Men's: 12.3 oz. Women's: 10.3 oz.
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Motion Control
 

ASICS GEL-FOUNDATION 7
Replaces: GEL-Foundation 6

What's NEW: Rely on the ASICS Gel-Foundation series for consistency. Look for a bit more support from the new upper, and a firm supportive ride from the misole unit in this new model. Your injury prone flexible foot will be very happy.
Men's: 13.4 oz. Women's: 10.7 oz.
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