Avia Avi Stoltz
$110, 11.0 oz, www.avia.com
You may feel like a superhero in these snazzy runners developed with the assistance of three-time XTERRA triathlon champion Conrad Stoltz. A rock-shielding midsole, aggressive outsole and quick lacing system make these good all-around shoes.
A breathable mesh upper enables ventilation and water drainage, while a monofilament top layer and gusseted tongue keep out debris. The unique contoured heel offers moderate pronation control, and the shoe best fits narrow to medium feet.
TESTERMONIAL: "You feel flashy and fast when you put on these shoes, and they have the potential to be PR trainers and racers." —Ashley Arnold, Lexington, KY