2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Puma Faas 800 $100

Despite the thick cushioning, a characteristic often associated with clunky shoes, the Faas 800’s soft sole meshes well with many running styles. It smoothly rolls a heel striker from contact to toe-off without a herky-jerky transition and is nimble enough to serve as a training shoe for mid-foot strikers. Its upper is cut for a mid-volume foot and effectively secures the shoe to the runner. Puma.com