Mizuno Wave Hitogami

A great shoe for the 10K or half marathon, this is a lighter-weight training and neutral road-racer, suited for speedier efforts. Testers noted it had a bit of extra space in its toe box and width in the forefoot, but they unilaterally approved of its stretchy mesh upper. (7.4 oz; 9mm drop) [$100; mizunorunning.com]