Many lightweight running shoes ditch cushioning to save weight, and for most beginning or intermediate runners, that's a raw deal. The Nike LunarGlide+ 4 weighs just 9.7 ounces, but its well-padded foam midsole brings plenty of comfort. Our highest-mileage testers found the shoe too cushy, but it's ideal for those just getting back into the sport. [$110; nike.com]
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