2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Women’s-Specific Gear

Run Shoes

Not for the color-shy, the Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 9 (page 82) are packed with tri-specific features such as a mesh upper and perforated sock liner for fast drying and breathability, seamless construction to minimize chafing hot spots, and elastic laces for quick transitions. These shoes are designed to enhance the runner’s natural gait, and offer solid stability and support while being lightweight enough to function as a racing shoe.