2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

Nike LunarGlide+ 4

$110, Nike.com
The draw: Daily trainer

With a silky-smooth ride and a touch of support, the LunarGlide+ 4 is an ideal daily trainer. This shoe boasts a glove-like sensation thanks to the Flywire upper design, which offers a custom-fit feel. Nike’s dynamic Support in the midsole provides just a hint of pronation control without the weight of a traditional medial post. The Lunarlon foam supplies a springy, supple feel and great energy return without feeling mushy. The adaptability of the upper makes this shoe desirable for a variety of foot widths, but the toe box height is low, so runners with high- volume feet may want to look elsewhere.