Etonic Praya NC - Running Shoes: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Etonic Praya NC - Running Shoes: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens


If you've followed a marathon training program, you know what a grind it can be to crank out those 18- to 22-mile runs about a month before race day. Not so with the dreamy Praya NC, a lightweight trainer that derives cushioning from a thick foam midsole and a pillowy sock liner. There's little in the way of lateral support, so it's not ideal for serious pronators. But our neutral-gaited runners unanimously praised the soft, low-to-the-ground sensation on slow and moderately paced long runs. 11.8 oz;

Bonus: Wide-footed runners can get an EE model, and reflective tape on the heel and toe makes it a good choice for after-hours runs.

Bummer: Narrow-footed testers complained of persistent heel slippage in our D-width samples (the narrowest available for men).

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