Brooks PureFlow 2
BEST FOR: Casual runners looking for a supportive everyday trainer.
Weight: 8.8 oz
This model became a favorite among the testers, as it deftly worked in the gray area between lightweight speed and durable support shoe. The cushy but lean midsole makes it a good high-mileage trainer, but it can be used for efforts on the track, too. [$100; brooksrunning.com]