for fitting, performance and support?
I absolutely refuse to pay over £55 (at the moment) for these wonderful shoes and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a suitable other shoe?
I've heard the Asics Speedstar is such a shoe but don't know much about these. I want some shoes to either train in or do Edinburgh marathon.
Grrr. Not my size available.
Anyone got any other alternatives. I'm in the market for a pair of llight support shoes for fast running. Or faster than my usual runs anyways.
Zoom marathoner? but getting rare now. I'm wearing Mizuno Wave Elixir 2 as my high milers. £35 plus £5 p&p. Bargain.
I have loved the DS racer shoes, but they aren't half pricey. They also have a couple of other drawbacks. Limited forefoot cushioning, not that much is needed, but they are quite hard after 20 miles racing. And of course the legendary Asics lack of grip in the wet. Remember Lel and Limo in FLM 2006? It's interesting to see how old pairs wear. The heel zone becomes compressed, and may even wear a shade. The spider pattern of black rubber on the forefoot is as hard and solid as when it was new. It's like they have used the wrong grade rubber there. Otherwise beautifully light. Just think, that they could be lighter.
DS Trainer has a lot of fans too, but again, you'll be needing that mortgage, and dry roads.
You may also wish to consider the New Balance 902.
Here is a link to a useful website : http://www.shoeguide.co.uk/exec/view-shoe/new-balance-902-mens-2007-1
You might like the Brooks Axiom: it's a lightish 'support' shoe. I wear a pair for races and train in Brooks Adrenaline. Like Meep-Meep before me, I've pasted a link below to the Shoe Guide site, but if you shop around you'll probably pick up a pair for c.£50.
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I absolutely refuse to pay over £55 (at the moment) for these wonderful shoes and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a suitable other shoe?I've heard the Asics Speedstar is such a shoe but don't know much about these. I want some shoes to either train in or do Edinburgh marathon.
Due to needing all the help I can get when it comes to running faster I want to get some light shoes for racing in. (Stop sniggering at the back).
I run my runs in ASICS 3000 and looking at this thread wonder if anyone has any views on what would be good?
Reading this I am wondering about the New Balance 902, Brooks Axiom or Nike ELite? Does anyone habe any views on these or other ideas on what I should try? How good do you have to be to wear racers. I'm not very good but don't have any injury problems. Where can I find out about racing shoes?
Depends whether you want a racing shoe or a lightweight racer/trainer?
The NB 902, Brooks Axiom or Nike Zoom Elite are classed as lightweight trainers, lighter than normal training shoes such as the Asics 3000 you are currently wearing, but more cushioning than an out-and-out racing shoe such as the DS Racer or Nike Marathoner. Racing shoes are obviously very light, but don't have as much cushioning.
It depends on what distances you will be racing, but the safer option would be to go for a lightweight trainer. If you have got on well with the Asics 3000, might be worth trying the DS Trainer?
Racing shoes tend to only have fancy air/gel/other cushioning units in the heel, just eva foam for the rest of the shoe. Lightweight trainers will normally have cushioning units in the heel AND forefoot.
Racing shoes with support include Asics DS Racer, Saucony Fastwitch Endurance and Adidas Supernova Comp Light. As they are so light, the support is obviously not going to be as much as in a normal training shoe. I've got a pair of the Adidas ones and use them for track training and road races up to 10km
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