Recommendations on good transition road shoes

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26/11/2012 at 13:08
Hi all, I'm new here, so forgive me if this topic has been covered before (which it probably has !) I've been running for about 9 months regularly, but have only recently started on the minimalist path. I had shin splints due to too much too soon and had to rest for 6 weeks. The shin pain came straight back when I started again, so I decided to try a more minimalist approach, and run on grass rather than Tarmac. I have some inov8 x talon trail shoes which are great, and made me instantly alter my style to forefoot, which is helping the shins I have entered the Bath half marathon which is in march,and I'm after a pair of transition shoes for road running. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I think I'm after some cushioning, but way less than the big chunky road shoes I've got at the moment. I should say that most of my running so far has been trail running which I love, and the shins only started acting up when I got onto the Tarmac. Thanks Dunc
26/11/2012 at 13:22

Saucony have been doing quite a bit in this area with a move to 4mm heel-to-toe drops on a number of shoes.  There are some new models, such as the Kinvara and Mirage, and also some existing models have been updated, such as the Fastwitch.

Personally I bought a pair of Mirage and I'm very pleased with them, using them for base training upto about 15 miles so far without any discomfort. I'm very tempted to pick up a pair of the Fastwitch or Kinvara for my speed work.  I've moved across from more traditional Asics shoes, and haven't had any problems.

I think inov-8 have been doing some road shoes lately, so these might be worth a look? 

26/11/2012 at 13:25
Yes, I'm a fan of the inov8 stuff. It's a minefield when you are first starting out,,as there are so many to potentially choose from ! Thanks
26/11/2012 at 13:56

Brooks Pure Flow. Great shoe..


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