BEST FOR: Heel strikers, mild pronators.
THE TEST: With an extra-thick slab of foam in the forefoot, a double helping in the heel, and an extremely well-padded upper, the Supernova was hands down the most comfortable heavily cushioned road pounder in the test. “I felt like I could go 100 miles in these,” said one tester. The best part? At under 12 ounces, they feel sprightly, not lethargic like many comfort-minded shoes. A bit of pronation control helped heel strikers stay steady on long runs, but the roomy fit will have narrow-footed runners pulling hard on the laces.
THE VERDICT: Surprisingly fast. 11.5 oz; 12-mm heel-to-toe drop.