Saucony Kinvara 3

BEST FOR: Better runners seeking minimalism's middle path.

Weight: 7.7 oz
Drop: 4mm

This neutral, moderate road shoe is ideally suited as a lightweight training and marathon option for midfoot strikers. It boasts a smooth yet firm ride, has an open-feeling toe box, and absorbed hard-surface pounding without excess shoe weight. It's a durable, clean, error-free kick. [$100; saucony.com]