Road-Tested Running Shoes: Brooks PureFlow 2


BEST FOR: Casual runners looking for a supportive everyday trainer.

Weight: 8.8 oz
Drop: 4mm

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;]