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ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13, $100, at asics.com

“They gave me a ton of support when I ran the NYC marathon, and after 26.2 miles, not only were my feet blister-free, but I continued to wear them five days later on my ten-day trip to Egypt.”—Taj Harris, group fitness manager and personal trainer at Crunch Fitness








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ASICS GT-2130, $95, at asics.com

“Comfortable and durable, it’s designed for runners who pronate slightly more than normal.”—Bruce Messite, personal trainer at EDGE Gyms








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Mizuno Wave Rider 11, $95, at City Sports, 390 Fifth Ave at 36th St (212-695-0171)

“This shoe is great for people who run on the streets of New York or in their local neighborhood. The shock absorption and smooth toe-off are perfect for potholes and uneven pavements.”—Geno Sylvain, owner of Genetics by Geno Fitness Center








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New Balance 790, $85, at New Balance New York, 51 W 42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-997-9112)

“These give you the most flexibility with the least restriction. I’ve run five marathons and coached close to 100 runners this year, all in the same pair of NB 790s.”Joel Matalon, teaches ChiRunning/Walking at the 92nd Street Y








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Brooks Sports Glycerin 6, $120, at brooksrunning.com

“Too many running shoes have overcorrecting elements built in, so it’s hard for someone with a neutral stance to find a shoe. These are perfectly neutral, and they have a wide front.”—Richelle Spanover, personal training director at Crunch Fitness








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Adidas AdiStar Control 5, $120, at shopadidas.com

“It carries a hefty price tag but it’s worth every penny spent. I don’t use motion-control shoes, because I’m a neutral runner, but my clients that have used it rave about its cushioning in the forefoot and heel and its medial stability. It’s also extremely durable.”—Sean Green, personal trainer at Chelsea Piers








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Nike Air Equalon+ 2, $130, at nike.com

“This shoe is great for novice runners because it’s light and has extra cushioning.”—Ashley Miller, personal trainer at New York Sports Clubs








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Saucony ProGrid Triumph 5, $120, at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway between 17th and 18th Sts (212-255-8036)

“Perfect for the neutral-footed, these have excellent traction, good heel support and are very lightweight and breathable.”—Amie Hoff, fitness consultant and personal trainer at New York Sports Clubs








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Saucony Grid Sinisters, $80, at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway between 17th and 18th Sts (212-255-8036)

“Because of its design, this light shoe forces you to your forefoot and allows you to train or race with a more efficient gait.”—Kyle Cashin, personal trainer at EDGE Gyms





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