2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Asics GT-2170 $110

The GT-2000 series from Asics has been around for 17 years, and for good reason. Runners needing a reliable blend of cushioning and stability tend to stick with this shoe after discovering it. The new GT-2170 is the lightest model in the line’s history, at 11.4 ounces in men’s size 9. Coming at no cost to the support and impact dampening that have made it so popular, this weight reduction will please GT-2000 loyalists and create another generation of converts. Asicsamerica.com