This race was too close to call, with only seven votes separating Brooks’ Adrenaline and Nike’s Free Flyknit at the time of this writing. Before you run out and buy a pair though, read on.

There are numerous factors that go into finding the perfect running shoe for you, including your experience level and anatomy. If you’re serious about running, it’s worth your time to head into a trustworthy establishment and get fitted by a pro (and we advise that for very few product categories).


If you’re in the market, it’s also absolutely worth your time to dig into the two previous posts in this series and check out the wealth of recommendations and first-hand accounts from your fellows readers. It’s also a great way to discover great brands you may not have heard of.

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