Photo: Oliver Baker

Running shoes: Asics Noosa FF


$140, Asics.com

The draw: Understated looks, multipurpose performance

This popular tri shoe has undergone a massive overhaul since you last saw it. ASICS not only gave a new look to the 12th edition of this lightweight trainer/racer (gone are the wild, multi-colored graphics in exchange for more of a two-tone motif), designers also upgraded it with lightweight and responsive foam and gave it a modern, engineered mesh upper that adds to the support at the arch. The result is a more energetic and versatile performance trainer that can do just about anything you ask of it, from 70.3s to tempo runs. It also has tongue and heel pull tabs for quick access in T2 and on brick days, plus a wet-grip outsole rubber for great traction on wet roads.

8.8 ounces | 10mm heel-toe offset

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