steve brooks 7

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racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 10:54

couldn't hold out til Friday (big kid ) so ordered pair of lunaracer3's and mizuno universe online.  arrived today.  lunaracers no good, toe box very shallow and not quite wide enough. 

Universe are coolest shoes ever, so light I thought box was empty, feel lovely on feet, can't wait to get out in them..... should be ok for 5k, possibly 10k...... 10 miles ????....

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:31

FF you are right, tried on T7 in sweatshop today....not a good fit for me. Gonna have a marathon 'trying-on' session in central London on Friday..... possibles so far are inov8, nike lunaracer 3, asics and mizuno. really like the look of mizuno universe but maybe a bit too lightweight (2.8 oz )...time will tell

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:25

sorry phil, not ignoring you, you posted whilst I was replying. Have had Green Silence in the past and do like them, unfortunately they're discontinued and getting the right size is increasingly difficult, plus my son has started using my last new eh ! still I don't want to discourage him......

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:20

SteveC, SSLHP,  cheers for ideas.  I've found shop near st pauls that apparently stocks both brands, I'll check it out friday.  Looking at the Inov8 website I particularly like the look of Road-X Treme 198.

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 15:53

Thanks for replies so far :

FF - have tried the ST5 and forefoot is fine but overall found the shoe a liitle heavy and chunky/clunky, maybe the T7 is based on same last ?

DR7 - Will give them a look, and maybe the hyperspeed too

Ivor -

anyone had any experience of inov8 road shoes, they're supposed to be fairly roomy although I'm loathe to buy online.




racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:16

looking for a racing flat (up to 10K, maybe 10 miles) that has roomy toe-box. I understand that flats are meant to be fairly tight but I still want an element of comfort over 6 - 10 miles.  Have tried New Balance 1400v2 and they would be ideal if only they were a little wider. unfortunately even New Balance don't offer Flats in anything other than standard d width.  Any ideas ? a quick google search seems to suggest it does not exist.................

Hybrid or Trail shoe?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:05

Inov 8 295.

great on mud, rocks, grass, gravel, road .................and light too.



Trail Shoes

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:55

I'm no expert but do a lot of offroad/trail running including the london-brighton trail run a few years back.  obviously shoes are a very personal choice depending on foot shape, drop preference etc. but in my experience you really can't get better than inov8, with my own personal favourite being the roclite 295.  great for mud but enough cushioning for hard packed ground as well.  shop around online and depending on shoe size you might find a bargain !!

Recommended Central London Running Shops

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:47

I had same experience as ivor both times I've been to run and become !!  again some years ago.

runners need are generally ok as is the big sweatshop at trump st.

my favourite though is London city runner near st pauls

Techniques for a fast 5km time

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 11:27

stumbled across this thread by accident but really interested in the warm up advice by Dachs.  Don't consider myself a beginner but usually run long distances although this year and next 'coming down' to 10k and maybe a few park runs.

Some years ago I got a PB at 10k after poor planning meant I had to cycle 6 miles at top speed to make the start time, I always thought the PB was despite the rather frantic, high intensity warm up, maybe it was because of it !!  normally I just jog about a bit and throw in a few strides and stretches.

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