The TFX Distance may be the sleeper of the bunch—at least as far as this review is concerned—as it fights above its weight class. The upper is a firm minimesh that’s nicely supportive. Welded overlays add support to the close fit as it sandwiches the mesh with the welded suede linings of the interior.
The midsole is a full-length molded EVA—almost like a light road racer—that cushions much like its road sibling would. The outersole is divided into the horseshoe-shaped Pebax nylon plate on the perimeter of the forefoot, a rubber pod beneath the heel, and toughened foam over the rest of the sole. The execution, features, and price make the TFX Distance v5 a quality choice for track performance.
Sizes: Men 7–12,13; Women 6–11,12
Weight: 6.1 oz. (w/spikes, men’s 11)/4.8 oz. (w/ spikes, women’s 8)
Spikes: 5, replaceable
Upper: mesh, synthetic overlays
Innersole: sheet EVA
Midsole: full-length CM-EVA
Outersole: Pebax nylon spike plate on forefoot perimeter, EVA over the rest
Recommended for: 1,500 meters and up, including steeplechase, on synthetic surfaces