It's been over a year since I last purchased a pair of running shoes. I've worn Brooks "Adrenaline" and "Ravenna" for 4 or 5 years. I also had a pair of Asics before then so it wasn't a big surprise to me that I reverted back to a pair of Asics this time around.
Ryan and I headed to the Charlotte Running Company to get some advice on new sneakers. I asked my salesperson a ton of questions ... no surprise there. Ryan did not ask any questions and ended up with the same pair of sneakers he's had for the past few years: Saucony "Progrid Guide 5."
The "Gel-Noosa Tri 7" is (from their website):
Designed for quick transitions, maximum breathability, and a lightweight, stable ride.
The vivid color scheme is sure to turn heads, but it’s the performance features that will make your race day unforgettable. Designed for quick transitions, maximum breathability, and a lightweight, stable ride.
- Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®)
ASICS® design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
- Guidance Line®
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
- Propulsion Trusstic®
Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage.
- Dual Density Solyte® Lasting
Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort.