Saturday, December 21, 2019

Video: The 5 Best New Daily Run Trainers for Early 2020, so far.. from Nike, New Balance, Skechers, Salomon, and ASICS

Article by Sam Winebaum, Editor

Salomon Sonic 3 Balance
ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite
Nike React Infinity Run
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10
Skechers Performance GO Run Ride 8

In the video below (12:54), I describe the features, details, differences, ride, and potential best uses of these 5 new daily trainers all of which have just launched or are launching in early 2020. Below the video stats and links to initial or full reviews.

  • All are under 10 oz / 283 g, ranging in weight between 9.3 oz (Skechers) and 9.9 oz (Salomon)
  • All have between 6mm drop (Skechers) and 9mm (Nike) with the Salomon, ASICS, and New Balance all sharing an 8mm drop
  • All feature modern if not downright innovative midsoles.

Stats Salomon Sonic 3 Balance (RTR Review) Estimated Weight: 9.9 oz / 281 g US M9 Prior version weight: 9.2 oz /261 g men’s size 9 Stack Height: 28mm heel / 20 mm forefoot, 8 mm drop Releases Feb 2020. $130 ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite (RTR multi tester review) nearly 1.5 oz lighter at 9.7 oz / 275 g in a US M9 (confirmed) with women's US7 coming at 7.6 oz / 215g. 8mm drop. The shoes has a significant sustainability component in its extensive use of recycled and bio mass derived materials derived from sugarcane in the midsole.
Feb 2020 release. $150 Nike React Infinity Run (RTR Initial video review) Full review soon Approx. Weight: men's 9.7 oz / 275g (US9), women's 8 oz / 230 g (US8)  Stack Heights:  Men's 33mm heel / 24mm forefoot, 9mm drop Women's 30.9 mm heel / 22.5 mm forefoot, 8.4mm drop. 
Jan. 13, 2020 general release. $160. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 (RTR Review) Weight:: 9.5 oz / 269g (US men’s 9)  1080v9 approx. 10 oz / 83 g Stack Height: 30mm heel / 22mm forefoot, 8 mm drop Available now. $150 Skechers Performance GO Run Ride 8 (RTR Review) Estimated Weight: 9.3 oz / 263 g US men's 9 GO Run Ride 7: 9.24 oz /262 g men’s US9 Total Stack Height: 27mm forefoot / 33 mm heel, 6mm offset. 
Available now. $115.

2020 Run Introductions YouTube playlist HERE  Shoe Reviews YouTube playlist HERE
The product reviewed was provided at no cost. The opinions herein are the authors'.
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Barry said...

Hi Sam
Greetings from Denmark.
Would all 5 shoes be fine up to marathon distance? Which would you say has the best and best positioned arch support?
At 52 i am looking to do my first marathon in 2020 and one of these (probably not the Nike), are likely to be very much an option.

Ante said...

What happen with Saucony Guide 13 and Triumph 17?

Sam Winebaum said...

All shoes in the overview are less than 10 oz while Saucony's are about an ounce heavier looking at the average and more in the heavy duty plush category for me. Had to draw a line somewhere and for me anyways all of these are more to my liking in being livelier and faster feeling. Triumph and Guide are superb.
Sam, Editor

Ante said...

Thanks Sam and merry Christmas!