Spring 2012 Track Shoes
The Olympic focus is once again responsible for the stimulation of new products for track & field. Eight brands offer new looks and some new technologies, with much more to come after London’s champions are crowned. Here are eight representatives of the current track & field market, tested for your benefit. All are event-specific and, though aimed at the upper levels, athletes hoping to take the advantages afforded by technical track & field equipment will be interested as well. Use this sampling as a starting point in your search for track and field excellence, and check the shoe widget at www.runningnetwork.com for periodic updates. As with anything, if you haven’t done much running in spikes, allow yourself time to adapt to their minimal support, structure, and cushioning.
by Cregg Weinmann