Paul Freary and the AW testing team put the latest road racing shoes and some multi-purpose race-trainer models for wider use through their paces

Looking for a new pair of running shoes to help put a spring in your step? AW‘s product reviewer Paul Freary and his team of testers have tried out some of the latest road racing shoes as well as some multi-purpose race-trainer models for wider use.

Of the 12 shoes put to the test, the Brooks Launch 3 was voted the ‘best racer-trainer’, while the Hoka One One Tracer was the ‘best all-round racer’ and the Nike Air Zoom Streak 5 was considered ‘best value’.

All models shown are available in both men’s and women’s styles and sizes. See manufacturers’ websites for further details. Further photos of each shoe can be found by visiting our products section by clicking here or selecting ‘products’ in the menu bar above and then selecting the specific footwear you would like to view.