BEST FOR: Casual runners who need a traditional amount of cushioning but still want a new-school, lightweight shoe

Weight: 9.7 oz  Drop: 12mm

Our testers liked the glovelike fit that the "Flywire" mesh upper provides, while the funky foam midsoles gave a ride our runners described as "well-cushioned," "pillowy," and "insanely comfortable." Serious runners might find the road-feel too vague, but these are great kicks for those returning to the sport, or runners carrying a few more pounds. [$110; nike.com]