Best In Gear: Traditional Trainer goes to the Saucony ProGrid Triumph 9. Every mile in these shoes has been great. After more than 200 miles the shoe is holding up and has very little wear on the tread. I am somebody who can tear up a shoe, so I am really impressed with how they are holding up. They still feel as cushiony as they did the day I first tried them on. Original review
Best In Gear: Racing Flat goes to Newton’s MV2. This is a fast shoe. The last two races I have had a serious cold and I still was seconds away from a PR in a 5k and PR’d a five miler (running in the 6s for both events.) The shoe is light, fast and feels great on the road. Original review
Best In Gear: Trail Shoe & Minimal Shoe goes to Merrell Trail Glove. I could have split this category up and named two shoes, this Merrell shoe covered both categories. The word that comes to mind with these shoes most is “fun.” I just like running in these. Since my original review I have done some longer runs in the shoe including a 16 miler. If I can get my calves used to zero drop shoes, I would be willing to try these for my upcoming trail ultra. Original review
Best In Gear: New Running Product goes to Rüez Performance Underwear. At first I was a skeptic, then I wore them. There unique approach to keeping your male parts safe, secure, and happy truly works. I highly recommend trying a pair of these out. You will be saving them for your big runs along with your favorite socks. Original review
I can’t wait to see all the 2012 gear. Enjoy those miles.