2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Avia Avi-Bolt III $100

There’s no such thing as an all-purpose running shoe, but the Avia Avi-Bolt III is about as versatile as they come. Its microfiber air mesh upper and low heel rise make it light enough for the shortest triathlons, yet its heel provides enough comfort for the longest. And although a removable Ortholite sockliner, quick laces and other features make it a true triathlon racing shoe, its Cantilever system and DuraStryk heel give the shoe the stability and durability required for everyday training. Avia.com