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PT-03 - Men's Journal : Best New Running Shoe

>>17 May 2006

The Shoe That Fits 'Striding Into Summer'

For MJ's shoe guide, marathoner Greg Melville enlisted the help of 49 athletes, most of them fellow members of the Green Mountain Athletic Association outside his hometown of Burlington, Vermont.

Collectively they have completed 379 marathons, 75 ultramarathons, and 33 Ironman triathlons.

'Most runners have a strong brand loyalty.' says Melville.
'Getting a Nike fan to run in New Balance or vice versa wasn't easy.'

But, he adds, the lure of a better fit and fresh new shoes eventually won out. The surprise this year?

'Lesser-known brands such as Etonic, Pearl Izumi, and UK Gear made a very strong impression on our testers'


UK Gear PT-03 Structured Cushioning...

Best For: a heavy runner who needs a well-cushioned stability shoe.
Although it's springy underfoot, testers found the PT-03 best suited for trails, dirt roads and uneven surfaces on which you need extra side-to-side support ($95, ukgear.com)