We are very excited about the arrival of our Spring/Summer 2020 running shoes. New models will be landing in our stores and online in the next few weeks, and we can’t wait to get them on our feet and try them!
Our running brands continue to develop and improve their shoes, with the aim of further enhancing the runners’ experience and comfort in 2020. And there’s been some outstanding progress made with this latest range of Spring/Summer 2020 running shoes.
Let’s take a peek at some of the new exciting models that we’ll be ranging in-store and online.
Saucony’s most cushioned shoe has been revamped greatly to provide the ultimate in protective cushioning and make long runs easier. They have reimagined their cushioning and changed the design of the Triumph to make this 17th edition a lighter (by 18g), softer and more balanced shoe.
New PWRRUN+ foam
Saucony’s new PWRRUN+ premium foam now replaces the Everun techonology used in the previous model. PWRRUN+ gives a springy and responsive feeling underfoot while providing a very high level of cushioning.
Developed internally to Saucony it is obtained by using TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) that is air injected and steam pressed together. The result is unprecedented: it maintains the high level of energy return of Everun but is significantly lighter (25%). All for a luxurious underfoot feel that won’t break down!
As a result of using a TPU based foam, the Triumph 17’s midsole has a great resistance to temperature change. Indeed, when the foot lands on the ground, the impact and the pressure of the foot against the shoe creates energy that heat up the midsole, impacting directly the durability and efficiency of the cushioning. The PWRRUN+ is 3x more durable and 3x less temperature sensitive than a traditional EVA foam.
New FORMFIT design
By saving weight on the midsole, Saucony was able to add more structure
to the upper. The ISOFIT from the previous model has been replaced by an
expanded FORMFIT design. Overall the shoes fit feet more securely
without feeling restrictive.
New Balance 1080v10
Category: Neutral Soft
Weight: 280g / 238g
The 1080v10 features a
new midsole made from full length Fresh Foam, which has all the benefits of
high energy returning midsole but has premium cushioning. This should provide a
soft and protective feel for longer or slower miles, but equally feel good for
faster paced running.
These patterns on the midsole are distinct and noticeable to the eye. In
this 10th version New Balance have changed the structure of the foam from a hexagonal lattice
to voronoi lattice. This voronoi geometry delivers more premium cushioning and much
better energy return than the previous model.
New Hypoknit upper
This new upper has been designed as one continuous piece of fabric. Crafted with obsession to detail, materials and design, the upper provides a premium, supportive and soft fit. It’s designed to be stretchy and breathable, and give the midfoot a lot of lockdown, without adding additional layers or splits in the pattern.
The Gel-Nimbus is designed to provide maximum comfort and the highest
level of shock absorption. The new design is meant to deliver more protection,
responsiveness and stability than ever before.
New wrap around GEL technology and Flytefoam
The iconic shock absorption
technology used by ASICS since 1986 is featured in this 22nd version
of the Nimbus in a new wrap-around unit design in the heel to give greater
shock absorption. There is GEL in the forefoot too (not visible from the
Like the previous model, the Gel-Nimbus 22
features a Flytefoam midsole. But this time, it’s composed Flytefoam and
Flytefoam Propel – lightweight materials that provide
great responsiveness due to the bounce-back nature of the material.
Guidance Trusstic system
A Trusstic System (plastic visible in midsole) is used to add stability to the midsole.
The Saucony Guide 13 has seen significant updates from its predecessor:
the Guide ISO 2. Like the Triumph 17, it features new PWRRUN cushioning. And
incorporates Saucony’s new Fluid Guidance system for stability. The shoe
provides a soft feeling that has just enough responsiveness and
New PWRRUN foam
This new material, an upgrade to traditional EVA polymers, provides a more responsive feel than PWRRUN+but is still highly cushioned. This material rebounds better that the previous one, 4% points higher. It provides a soft feeling that has just enough responsiveness to feel good when running at steadier paces.
New Fluid Guidance support system
A TPU bracket runs from
about the midfoot to the heel in order to guide runners that have a slight
excessive pronation. The medial TPU guidance frame quickly guides each foot
through its natural gait cycle for a very smooth feeling underfoot.
The ISOFIT is gone, replaced by an engineered upper. It has been replaced by FORMFIT, which surrounds the foot with a ‘made-for-me’ feel that can accommodate a wide range if foot shapes.
ASICS take the trusted lightweight and stable GT-1000 to the next level
with this 9th version of the shoe. New updates on the
midsole should result in a shoe that feels protective underfoot, but delivers a
highly responsive feel.
The previous version of
the GT-1000 didn’t feature a GEL unit in the heel. In this new model, a
bottom-loaded GEL technology positions the cushioning element closer to the
ground, imparting a softer feel at foot strike.
New Flytefoam Propel midsole
Moreover the shoe has been updated with Flytefoam Propel technology midsole foam for a bouncier ride. This, combined with the GEL technology cushioning, gives this update improved underfoot comfort.
Picked by most runners for its very soft cushioning and max traction,
Hoka One One Speedgoat 4 is “built to conquer any trail, any time”. This new version
retains all the features that made its success, whilst tweaking and improving
the fit based on feedback from runners.
The Speedgoat 4 is ideal for running shorter to longer
distances (ultras) on mixed and varied terrain.
An improved fit
Still a neat fit but
wider than the previous version, the Speedgoat 4 should offer a more
comfortable ride to the runners who found their feet were too cramped in the
The upper is made up of
secure overlays making it feel durable and giving a structured and secure feel
to the shoe.
A visible change to the upper is also the reduction of the tongue and heel collar’s padding, improving the shoe’s breathability.
Note: There’s also a Gore-Tex version of the Speedgoat 4.
Saucony Peregrine ST
Weight: 320g / 281g
There are now two models
of the popular Peregrine. The classic trail running shoe, the Peregrine 10 and a
hill version, the Peregrine 10 ST, designed to offer a greater level of
grip than the Peregrine 10 and help runners on steeper slopes
PWRRUN cushioning provides a responsive feel for runners to move at pace uphill and downhill.
Deeper directional PWRTRAC lugs (6.5mm) give great grip on technical, muddy and wet terrain.
Enhanced water-resistance in the upper helps shed mud.
Trail specific FORMFIT gives the ideal lock-down fit over uneven terrain.