Diadora Mythos Samurai

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The new Mythos Samurai is a hybrid racer/trainer that offers more support and cushioning than the Mythos Racer, while being lighter than the Mythos Axeler Trainer. The shoe features Diadora’s stabilizing Axeler tech- nology along with an HF-welded minimalist upper, and a substantial dual-density midsole. While the resulting shoe is great for faster-paced runs, it’s also a perfect racing shoe for larger runners and for those with less efficient biomechanics. As one weartester concluded, “pretty beefy ride for a lightweight.”

Price: $80 • Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women 6–11 • Weight: Men 10.4 oz. (size 9); Women 8.5 oz. (size 7) • Upper: mesh with synthetic overlays, reflective trim • Upper: dual density CM-EVA with Elaston, Double Action2 heel and forefoot, full-length Axeler • Shank: Axeler, C.C.B. Power Flow • Outersole: Duratech 5000 heel, Flexsoft forefoot • Innersole: CM-EVA • Shape: semi-curved • Construction: Strobel slip lasted • Recommended for: low- to medium-high–arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild overpronation, for faster-paced running