2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Brooks PureConnect $90

There’s nothing quite like the free feeling of running in a true minimalist running shoe. On the other hand, there’s nothing quite like the comfortable feeling of running in a well-cushioned shoe. The PureConnect merges these seemingly mutually exclusive characteristics. Its split-toe forefoot construction and breathable mesh upper provide maximum freedom for the foot, and the sole’s gentle cushioning turns pavement into a golf course fairway. Brooksrunning.com