b'ROAD RUNNING SHOESBEST FOR UP-TEMPO DAYSHoka One One Mach 3 $140The original Mach wowed us with itspeppy but forgiving ride, winning our 2018 Gear of the Year award. Two iter-ations later, its better than ever. Just dont expect the ultra-plush midsole that Hoka is famous for. This mid-fat, low-stack-height speedster is per- hapsHokasfirmest-ridingshoenotnecessarily a bad thing. Its got pop and bounce to it, ideal for higher-paced runs, a tester said. The improved knit upper, now engineered for increased support without bulk, is simple and unobtrusive, and itsecurely locks in the foot. Testers biggest complaint? The forefoot can feel a little restrictive. 8.6 oz (mens) / 7.1 oz ( womens, pictured); 5 mm dropBEST LIGHT STABILITY SHOENike React Infinity Run $160With its uncharacteristically cushioned feel, stable shape, and subtle support, the React Infinity appeals equally to neutral- and stability-shoe lovers, and it quickly became our go-to trainer for everything but speed runs. Underfoot, it features Nikes most durable foam in an hourglass footprint that flares out at the forefoot and heel, offering exceptional comfort and stability thats not over-bearing. Thats bolstered by a thin TPU stripencompassing the rear foot anda semi-firm heel counter to keep every-thing in place. Be forewarned: despite appearances, the React infinity isnta particularly fast shoe. 10.3 oz (mens)/ 8 oz (womens, pictured); 9 mm dropBEST FOR DATA HOUNDSUnder Armour Hovr Machina $150From the propulsive forefoot plate, made of a carbon-filledthermoplastic polymer, to the Bluetooth-enabled chip, which allows UAs app to send youreal-time coaching feedback based on stride me-chanics, the all-new Hovr Machina had our tech-minded testers head over heels in love. Under Armours premium midsole uses a proprietary foam infused with a synthetic material called olefin; the result is so energetic that we felt like we were indeed above the concrete. Despite the slightly stiff mesh upper, the Machina is a top-performing everyday training shoe with a techy twist. 10.4 oz (mens) / 8.7 oz (womens, pictured); 8 mm drop98OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | RUNSBG20_RUN_GOYRoadRunners_rlsd_448454.indd 98 3/31/20 10:40 AM'