The Vaporfly 4% has been one of the most sought-after Nike Racing products in a generation. The success of Nike Flyknit, both from a production standpoint as well as a fan fit favorite, has made the Vaporfly 4% Flyknit a highly-anticipated new introduction. While the performance, at the upper end of the scale, has been on display for all to see with very quick times from the pros, there are numerous testimonials, online as to the performance of the shoe for the common man.
The 1400 has been one of New Balance's most versatile racing products thanks to the straight forward approach of quality foam and a no-frills upper.
Altra Vanish R $100
Altra has garnered their share of fans for their array of running shoes, and may attract more with their lightest shoe yet. The Vanish R is an ultra-lightweight racer which features both the attributes expected in a racing shoe as well as Altra's characteristic features.
Active 88 Boulder $120
Active 88 is a company which has been involved in Endurance Sports for 30 years, so while new, is knowledgeable and well-connected. The Boulder (named for the city) is their first shoe and is a nice hybrid racer/lightweight trainer.
Altra has created a variety shoes that cover multiple platforms, all with the same message of foot shaped forefoot and zero drop.