2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

ECCO Biom B Textile 1.2 $200

The Biom B’s road feel is similar to many slipper-like minimalist shoes yet it creates a uniquely firm connection with the runner. Its highly structured upper flawlessly bonds the foot to the lightly cushioned, flexible sole. It takes the sting off the road but doesn’t coddle a heel striker to inspire a mid-foot-striking gait. At 10 ounces and $200, the Biom B is a little heavier and costlier than other shoes for mid-foot strikers. Eccousa.com