Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

BEST FOR: Runners in search of a light, supportive road shoe.

Weight: 8.5 oz
Drop: 10mm

A woven-polyester, single-layer upper eliminates overlays and extra adhesives for lightness, and gives these kicks a socklike fit and a look that had testers drooling. The shoe's midsole is made from a material that's 30 percent lighter than similar foams. We liked the firm, clean ride, and our runners put them among the most versatile of any road shoe here. [$160; nike.com]