Looking to set a new personal best? The Redemption can help with a less-is-more approach reminiscent of a racing flat. Plus midsole thickness descends dramatically from heel to toeputting you in a forward-leaning position and encouraging quick leg turnover. The effect? I ran the Rock 'n Roll Arizona Half Marathon in Phoenix three minutes faster than expected. Not surprisingly, stability is not a strong suit, nor is slow plodding. But it's a bargain of a shoe for both fast-paced training and racing.Bonus: The airy mesh upper is great for hot weather.Bummer: That ventilation reduces the upper's protection; don't kick any curbs. 10 oz; www.fila.com
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