Fall is in the air: With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves come marathon season, the fall racing season and, of course, the roads and trails are more inviting than ever.
Some of the latest shoes include long-time favorites, and plenty of new releases to keep things fresh. This season has something to offer everyone, from minimalist runners to those looking for cushioning, stability and support.
We've reviewed models of all types and selected our favorite picks for fall 2013. With so many great options hitting the market, there is something new and exciting to try for all types of runners.
Weight: Men's 11.8 oz | Women's 9.6 oz
Following up on the launch of the Energy Boost this winter, the Adistar Boost offers heel-strikers a more lightweight and responsive option. Using a new approach to traditional EVA-based foam, Adidas has created a versatile shoe that serves as a great all-around trainer. Performing well on different types of surfaces -- from roads to dirt and gravel trails—it provides a great new option for stability runners.
Click here for a full review of the Adidas Adistar Boost.
Weight: Men’s 9 oz | Women’s 7 oz
Meant to ease the transition for newcomers to Newton’s line, the Energy NR is a lightweight trainer that features Newton’s signature lug design. The lugs, known as Action/Reaction design, are significantly smaller in the Energy NR than in Newton’s other offerings, making for a smooth, lightweight ride.
Click here for a full review of the Newton Energy NR.
Weight: Men's 10.1 oz | Women's 8.1 oz
Nike's LunarGlide 5 features a touch of stability and plush cushioning in a lighter and smoother package, providing a more neutral experience. Runners looking for a stability shoe that can perform well in all conditions and stand the test of time would find a great match in the LunarGlide 5.
Click here for a full review of the Nike LunarGlide 5.
Weight: Men's 6 oz | Women's 4 oz
The Puma Faas 100 R blends the thin, flexible sole of a traditional racer with just a touch of cushioning to absorb the pressure of push off, great for the 5k and 10k range. Paired with a thin, breathable upper, the Faas 100 R has all of the features runners may be looking for in a racer. In addition, the slightly softer sole could make it an option of half marathons, or even weekly training for some runners.
Click here for a full review of the Puma Faas 100 R.
Weight: Men’s 11.3 oz | Women’s 9.5 oz
After a successful launch of the XR Crossmax, Salomon has continued to build on an already strong shoe that performs well on trails and more technical courses. Like its predecessor, the XR Crossmax 2 features a smooth ride while still protecting runners from the elements. In addition, the women’s model offers slight adjustments to make it more anatomically appropriate and a durable midsole for extra support and structure.
Weight: Men's 7.5 oz | Women's 6.6 oz
Overpronators looking for a lightweight racing shoe will find the Fastwitch 6 to be a great update. With a new upper and a roomy toe box, the Fastwitch 6 is a responsive, lightweight shoe and a solid update to a longtime favorite. While more appropriate for shorter runs, the Fastwitch 6 has a definite place in the market for runners looking for a firmer sole.
Click here for a full review of the Saucony Fastwitch 6.
Weight: Men's 7.5 oz | Women's 5.8 oz
The GORun speed was designed for elite American marathoner, Meb Keflezighi as a racing flat appropriate for marathons. New to Sketchers' growing list of offerings, the GORun speed has a 4mm-drop platform and allows for a minimal experience while still providing some cushioning. Reviews noted that it is more cushioned than a typical 5k racing flat, but it still performs well as a more minimal daily trainer or a racing flat for middle to long-distances.
Weight: Men's 7.2 oz | Women's 5.8 oz
A relative newcomer to the field, Skora's Phase is the newest offering from the company, and builds on their 2012 offerings, the Base and the Form. Though still designed for performance and minimalism, the Phase is has a more conservative design than its predecessors, the Base and the Form.
Click here for a full review of the Skora Phase.
Weights listed are for men's size 9.0 and women's size 7.0, except for the Saucony Fastwitch 6, which is men's size 9.0 and women's size 8.0.
For the complete list of Top Running Shoes For The Fall, go to TheActiveTimes.com.
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