The last three months of the year make for great racing weather with several promising marathons organized around the country. That’s a good an excuse as any to invest in a new pair of training or racing shoes, especially if your existing ones are begging to retire. We’ve picked out some great options from the FirstRun store to get you started.

Saucony Guide 8

A great shoe for training runs, the Saucony Guide 8 offers a cushioned and responsive ride thanks to the Power Grid shock-dissipating technology. Its extended SRC Impact Zone provides smooth transitions and a full ground contact experience. A seamless forefoot aims for maximum comfort and the RUNDRY lining keeps your feet dry for miles.

Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 5
A competitive shoe, the Adizero Boston Boost 5 features an innovative boost midsole and a midfoot torsion system, providing unmatched energy return mile after mile. It comes with a mesh cover for sweat management, while the Continental™ Rubber outsole for optimal grip in wet conditions.

Salomon X-Scream 3D
This versatile pair from Salomon features multidirectional lugs on its outsole that allow it to grip over a variety of terrains, while a thin TPU film layer in the forefoot provides additional stability. A breathable mesh upper provides an adaptive fit, while a dual density midsole gives just the right amount of underfoot cushioning.

ASICS Gel-Zaraca 3

Inspired by the premium ASICS 33 collection, the new Gel-Zaraca 3 features a GEL Cushioning System in the rearfoot that protects you from the shocks and impact of running. The outsole contains Asics High Abrasion Rubber for exceptional durability while the shoe’s 10mm heel drop and the lower, more flexible midsole give you a more natural running experience.

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