2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Beginner Run Essentials

Photo: John David Becker

Run shoes

Finding a dependable all-purpose shoe is important when starting out in the sport—look for a cushioned trainer that’s light enough to wear during races, such as the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 (page 86 in the Buyer’s Guide). This versatile trainer’s platform feels solid and stable, yet it’s lighter than previous iterations and has a firm rubber sole, making it durable for miles of training and racing.