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Reviews Avia Avi-Lite II

Avia Avi-Lite II

Avia wouldn’t be the first running brand to roll off my tongue, but I quickly felt at home in this shoe.

It’s lighter than it looks; gives an easy, soft landing on heel strike; and still has some guidance through to toe-off. The subtle support through the heel and midfoot would suit mild over-pronators or neutral runners, rather than those with great stability needs.

The softish ride means that heavier runners might find themselves flattening it too readily but, for a typically wiry distance runner, the feel is good. The fit is also satisfying; like the Brooks Axiom there’s ample width and, for the regular width foot, the laces can be adjusted enough to keep things nice and snug.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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