2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14

$120, Brooksrunning.com
The draw: Reliable support

Longtime Adrenaline devotees will love the newest version. It stays true to its heritage and provides a super-stable foundation and ample protection from the road. The sole is just soft enough to feel fluid compared to other trainers of similar weight. Fit through the arch is average in width, and the sturdy upper gives just the right amount of grip without creating any irritating hot spots.