Compare the Best Running Shoes
Summary: Adidas ClimaCool® vs Nike Shox vs ASICS® Kayano® XII, and the winner is… ClimaCool® !! Read on why.
ASICS® Gel Kayano® XII
Regular Price: $119.99
Quite new to the field compared to the other two giant, this giant holds on his own with excellent line of shoes. ASICS® Gel Kayano® XII is one of them. It uses the standard GEL® Cushioning System in heel and forefoot for better shock absorption and transition with the Solyte midsole entirely responsible for weight reduction of shoe for an even lighter ride. ASICS® Gel Kayano® XII offers separate shoe design for men and women, unlike the other two, by differentiating men’s and women’s arch for better fit.
Nike Shox TL 3
Regular Price: $150
This is the latest in line of the Nike Shox running shoes series. It has Triple layer construction that delivers optimal comfort and fit. The layers also provide breathability from the toes to the foot entry. The TPU midfoot support integrates lacing with superior lockdown. With bisected heel columns, each heel landings are smooth. And probably the best detail is the full length application (entire sole) of the Nike Shox technology, making the shoe an optimal environment for cushioning and impact protection.
Adidas ClimaCool® Cadrona Running Shoes
Regular Price: $84.95
Another winner for adidas, hats down. The ClimaCool® technology is awesome. It enhances ventilation without compromising support, comes with Shock-absorbing midsole with adiPRENE® insert in forefoot and the Agion™ antimicrobial lining limits bacterial growth and minimizes odors. Plus, the installed Rigid Push through Protection Plate (PTPP) protects feet from hard knocks. Very reliable in running rough terrain.
And the winner is…Adidas ClimaCool® Cadrona Running Shoes!
$85 is just an extraordinarily give away price for a shoe of this caliber. Yes, the ClimaCool® might not be Nike’s Shox in terms of cushion and comfort but hey, $150 is enough to scare anyone. And the annoying factor is the $150 Shox Technology is not as durable as they claim. The ClimaCool® has everything you might need for running: fast drying textile, high traction, shock absorption and enough support, effectively eclipsing the Shox, even if the majority of my reason would be the price.
But don’t misunderstand me, the Shox is the best Nike model yet. Check the specs, you will see it has everything any runner would need. If $150 won’t scare you, this is the best shoe for you. But for me, sorry Nike, $150 for a shoe that breaks rather easily is not among my fancy. So is a Nike to be worn exclusively at barbeques. Improve the price or improve the durability, and maybe I will be wearing my Shox as it was really intended –for running.