Adidas Solution

Smooth Operator

Adidas Solution     Photo: Inga Hendrickson

If you pronate, you don't want to be reminded with each step. The "light stability" Solution supports moderate ankle wobbling, but it feels more like a gentle guide than a stern correction. That's partly due to a very deep gash near the back of the heel that slows the foot's rotation at the moment of impact, lending to a smoother stride. Overall, the Solution feels firm underfoot: ideal for heavier runners and those who don't like mushy footwear. Nice perk: The airy mesh upper felt great on long runs in summer heat. 12.4 oz; $120; shopadidas.com

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