Advice on the best show for me
I need new shoes! Well, doesn't every girl!?
Seriously though, I have worn Asics Gel Nimbus running shoes now for all my running life. As my speed has increased, i now find them a bit cumbersome and heavy. My favourite distance is half marathons, and I would like something that would help increase my speed/performance. I am a petite 8 stones, with a neutral gait. I would like to get from 7.30 mins per mile to a consistent 7 minute mile. What's your favourite running shoe - what would you recommend to me?
Thanks for looking
Thanks Mike. It turns out my gait was just awful - so the salesman and I agreed that if we address that with the correct type of supportive shoes, my performane will improve naturally. Does that sound about right to you?
I ended up with some Asics GT-2160...
For the past 13 years, most of my mileage has been run in Asics Cumulus. I've tried a few lighter shoes for speed sessions and racing - ran in the Brooks T5 for a while, which I choose because it felt like my cross country spikes. They are really narrow though, and you run straight onto the eva foam, which isn't always particularly comfortable. (Comparatively) recently started running faster runs in Newton Distances, and really loving them. Feel really fast, and if strike biomechanics are good then should theoretically make you quicker too, though I'm yet to get to the stage of fitness where I can unscientifically test that claim!
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