The demands of the marathon runner often far exceed that of just the weekend warrior. Being the all shoes are not created equal, it is paramount that you find a shoe that will help carry you through the difficult training and the 26.2 on race day. Check out these sneakers that are battle-tested and built to last.
The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 14 has a sleek profile, with a plush interior for maximum comfort and a stable ride. With the astronomical amount of strides taken to conquer a marathon, it’s essential that the GEL-Nimbus stays lean by reducing weight. And for you under-pronators, this model by Asics is specially designed to compensate for and correct it, for optimum stride efficiency.
As the 12th iteration in this line, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 delivers what you have come to expect from Brooks. From its fit and feel, to the inclusion of mesh in the upper, it carries the torch passed down from previous models. When the distance starts to wear on and your stride and mechanics deteriorate, the built-in crash pad kicks in, reducing shock and conserving energy. The Adrenaline GTS 12, on the other hand, is more ideal for the over-pronator, providing support and alleviating excess shock.
The previous two favorites where both engineered while catering to a specific type of runner. With the Mizuno Wave Prophecy, it’s all about delivering a truly complete shoe with groundbreaking technology to back up that claim. That tech-spec list includes Dynamotion for optimal fit, reducing lateral stress on the foot, and Infinity Wave to work in harmony with your body. Throw in an AP midsole for lightweight, yet responsive cushioning and you’re ready to go the distance.