2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

K-Swiss K-Ruuz 1.5 $100

The K-Ruuz is one of those racing flats that somehow makes your feet feel lighter when you put them on than they feel naked. That’s probably because the K-Ruuz weighs a feathery 7.1 ounces in men’s size 9 and wraps the foot in a supple mesh upper. Proprietary cushioning used to construct the sole and a TPU midsole insert create a responsive ride and snappy transition to the lighter-than-bare feeling of this serious racing shoe. Kswiss.com