2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

On Cloudsurfer $129

The small spring-like knobs on the bottom of the Cloudsurfer’s sole are a surprisingly effective addition to traditional shoe cushioning for runners with a neutral stride. They soften foot strike slightly more than typical trainers without creating any additional instability. The flexible sole gives the Cloudsurfer a lively feel, and its upper is a good fit for runners with mid-volume feet. On-running.com