Runner's World's Spring Running Guide features the usual assortment of expensive, heavy, big heel to toe drop motion control, stability,and "performance training" shoes. Nothing weighing much less than about 9 oz and no shoes with what would consider Low heel to toe drop, less than 6mm, that I could see. A small addition is included in the print edition about more minimal shoes.
Seems to me the main line running press or at least RW is out of touch with the revolution in running that less can be more for many runners, even the recreational joggers and beginners RW targets. I often see the same assortments reviewed pushed in even very good running specialty stores.
Is it because most more minimal shoes are less than $100? Overall inertia of big companies? To much invested in dollars and brand messages in motion control technologies? The editors have been pushing "categories" based on foot type for so long?
What do you think?