Top 10 Best Men’s Running Shoes October 2012

Top 10 Best Men’s Running Shoes October 2012

1. ASICS GEL-Cumulus 13 Running Shoe 6. Brooks Men’s Beast Running Shoe
2. Mizuno Wave Prophecy Running Shoe 7. Nike Free Run+ 3 Mens 510642-002
3. Merrell Sonic Glove Barefoot Running Shoe 8. Altra The Instinct 1.5 Running Shoe
4. New Balance MR1012 Nbx Motion Control 9. Saucony Men’s Progrid Kinvara 3
5. Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe 10. Skechers Go Bionic Running Shoe

1. ASICS Men’s GEL-Cumulus 13 Running Shoe

Price: $64.25

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • A great update to the Cumulus 12
  • These shoes are able to handle long runs

Runners with gaits ranging from under-pronators to moderate over-pronators will rejoice in this update to the GEL-Cumulus series, whose hallmark is upper comfort, platform cushioning, and stability. Comes with rearfoot and forefoot GEL Cushioning System, the gait optimizing Space Trusstic System, and Impact Guidance System (I.G.S).

2. Mizuno Men’s Wave Prophecy Running Shoe

Price: $198.95

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Weight: 12.9 oz.
  • Full-length Infinity Wave: Ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability
  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces lateral stress for optimal fit
  • SmoothRide: Optimizes forefoot flex

Mizuno Mens Wave Prophecy Trainers A smooth ride mile after mile! The Wave Prophecy is the result of seven years of intense research and development. The Prophecy features a full-length Infinity Wave Plate — the first ever designed. The result is a ride like no other. Mizuno Mens Wave Prophecy Trainers feature: AIRmesh and synthetic suede overlay upper for superior feel, breathability and comfort Full-length Infinity Wave Plate delivers the ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability Dynamotion Fit relieves stress that the foot normally puts on the upper and eliminates distortion for a customized fit Padded collar and tongue provides greater comfort AP+ Midsole provides greater spring of momentum X-10 technology allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike Mizuno WAVE Technology provides superior cushioning and stability Abrasion-resistant toe bumper for durability Mizuno Intercool ventilation helps keep your feet cool SmoothRide technology helps reduce shock Gender Engineering tailors footwear for customized fit Mizuno… Serious Performance!

3. Merrell Men’s Sonic Glove Barefoot Running Shoes

Price: $52.99

  • rubber
  • Vibram Trail Glove Sole features channeling to move away water and lugged toes to give a barefoot-like grip
  • 4mm compression molded EVA midsole provides cushioning over hard, frozen ground
  • 0mm ball heel drop keeps you connected to your terrain

Not into the separate toes of the Vibram FiveFingers but want a minimalist shoe? Try on the Merrell Men’s Sonic Glove Barefoot Running Shoes for a lightweight shoe that will help you get back to basics and move with a more natural stride. With a textile upper and an Omni-Fit lacing system, this athletic shoe has a glove-like fit that will let your foot breathe while keeping out trail debris. A tiny amount of cushioning in the forefoot encourages you to run with forward momentum and land on the midfoot instead of the heel. The forefoot shock absorption plate is flexible for efficient movement, protects your foot from rocks and sharp objects and distributes pressure. A Vibram Trail glove rubber outsole gives you close-to-the ground protection and traction to keep you moving easily over any terrain. Trail running or hiking, you’ll glide through your adventure when you’re wearing the Merrell Sonic Glove Barefoot Running Shoes for men.

4. New Balance Men’s MR1012 Nbx Motion Control Running Shoe

Price: $109.99

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • N-ergy is a resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride
  • Stability Web provides optimal arch support that?s both rigid and lightweight while preventing midfoot flex
  • Full-length ABZORB strobel board provides a superior blend of cushioning and compression set features with Dupont Engage and Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride
  • PHANTOM LINER is seamless lining

This durable shoe from New Balance is perfect for the extreme overpronator. Supreme cushioning in the thickly padded linings keep you stable while the Abzorb technology provides supreme shock absorption, keeping you light on your feet.

The New Balance 1012 is a motion control trainer designed with both maximum stability and ultimate cushioning. We combined our Stabilicore™ with N-ergy to form a smooth ride while controlling severe pronation. Colors: Silver + Blue. Made in USA

5. Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe

Price: $93.68 – $157.48

  • Mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Ortholite footbed and shaped foam EVA heelcup comfortably embrace foot and absorb shock
  • Double-layered EVA midsole reduces impact during long routes
  • Lightweight design, 10.2 ounces

Elmer Fudd is to wabbits as the Salomon Speedcross 3 is to serious terrain. Analogies aside, these trail runners incorporate a water-resistant textile upper with anti-debris mesh that will have you hunting for the mud and the muck. Pursue the road less traveled with the Non-marking Mud and Snow Contragrip outsole that keeps you grounded on icy inclines and uneven surfaces. The Sensifit outer design with one-pull Quicklace system provides a snug and secure fit, allowing you to efficiently control your stride. Unlike Fudd and the tricky and treacherous rabbit, you’ll master the trail every time. Ortholite footbed and shaped foam EVA heelcup comfortably embrace foot and absorb shock Double-layered EVA midsole reduces impact during long routes Lightweight design, 10.2 ounces

6. Brooks Men’s Beast Running Shoe

Price: $119.32

  • Mesh and synthetic
  • Manmade sole
  • Full-length Brooks DNA gives the runner a customized cushion with each stride
  • Long lasting cushioning BioMoGo midsole is also enviromentally friendly
  • Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) controls excessive pronation
  • DRB Accel enhances midfoot support
  • Ultimate Sockliner adds a great first feel

The Beast® has long served as a motion-control superhero, coming to the rescue of runners with low or flat arches and excessive pronation. Now a new, full-length MoGo midsole extends the shoe’s list of superpowers with super soft, long-lasting cushioning offering increased energy return for some extra spring in your step, all with no sacrifice in stability. Featuring silver-embedded X-STATIC®, The Silver Fiber™, in the sockliner for a comfortable, thermally balanced footbed, the Beast® delivers maximum support and smooth, crave-worthy cushioning that feels as good on mile one as mile 100–and beyond.

7. Nike Free Run+ 3 Mens Running Shoes 510642-002

Price: $97.90

  • synthetic
  • rubber sole
  • Nike Free Technology – This shoe delivers the feel of training barefoot with a natural fit and enhanced flexibility.
  • Breathable mesh upper – A highly breathable upper also built with synthetic upper for greater durability.
  • Dynamic Fit system – It tailors the shoe perfectly to your foot and provide a great fit.
  • Strategically Placed Carbon Rubber – under high-wear areas for durability.
  • Reflective Details – For keeping you safe in low light conditions.

MINIMALIST RUNNING / BAREFOOT RUNNING NIKE FREE+ V3 RUNNING SHOES A soft, comfortable, and barefoot feel with a stylish looks. Formerly known as the 5.0, recommended for the runner using the free range for the very first time. Made to fit your foot like a second skin, the Nike Free Run V3 Running Shoe has a breathable mesh upper and a modified inner sleeve for a snug fit that moves with each stride. Also features the Dynamic Fit system, made up of ‘fingers’ of soft material that wrap the midfoot and arch for a glove-like fit. They move with the foot as you run, reducing the space between the foot and shoe for unparalleled comfort. A stretchy mesh inner sleeve with seamless overlays delivers a supportive, skin-like fit and the minimalistic, molded sockliner mimics the foot’s curvature for added support and comfort.

8. Altra Men’s The Instinct 1.5 Running Shoe

Price: $99.99

  • Rubber sole
  • Zero Drop Platform
  • 12mm; Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound Top Layer
  • 8.9 oz
  • Quick Dry Air Mesh
  • Asymmetric

An upgrade from the original award-winning shoe, The Instinct is the first shoe to truly marry the form-improving benefits of a minimalist shoe with the comfort, cushioning and support of a traditional running shoe. The Zero DropTM platform and innovative foot-shaped design work together to help runners maintain proper running technique and reduce joint impact while freeing their toes to help alleviate foot pain. Trust your instincts and experience the world’s first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop running shoe.

9. Saucony Men’s Progrid Kinvara 3 Running Shoe

Price: $89.95

  • Synthetic and fabric
  • Manmade sole
  • Men’s Saucony, Kinvara 3 Running Sneaker
  • An Industry leading minimal shoe with a new additions for more comfort and performance
  • Synthetic and FlexFilm seamless upper construction for a lightweight, superior fit
  • Winner of Best Debut from Runner’s World
  • The Kinvara 3 has many of the features of the 1 and 2 but with a new intuitive design

Stay sleek and travel light with the Progrid Kinvara 3 running shoe from Saucony. Minimalist in spirit, you still get exceptional fit and comfort thanks to the well-designed upper and memory foam heel cups. Built for a smooth ride, this is an excellent choice for your training needs.

10. Skechers Men’s Go Bionic Running Shoe

Price: $75.82

  • synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • This shoes / sandals / boots style name or model number is Go Bionic
  • Color: Charcoal/Red
  • Material: Synthetic Upper and Man-Made Outsole
  • Measurements: 1″ heel
  • Width: D

Put some MPH into your BPM with this inspired running shoe from Skechers. The Go Bionic features a lightweight synthetic upper with mesh panels for added flexibility and increased air flow. Beneath, a grippy rubber sole delivers added traction for a road-hugging stride.

Transform into a running machine with the Skechers Go Bionic running shoes. These shoes feature an ultra-lightweight suede and breathable mesh upper. The Resalyte midsole provides ample cushioning. The Resalyte outsole with bioresponse sensors allows for extreme flexibility.

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