mild overpronators. But with its fine level of cushioning – the rearfoot feels positively plush – it works well as a shoe for swift, efficient runners racing up to the half-marathon.
, the shoe favoured by former marathon world record holder Khallid Khannouchi, and that should give you an idea of the kind of runner who'll get the most out of them – the fast and efficient kind. That doesn't necessarily mean elite, though. The 250 uses New
This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.Light, fast and smooth, the 320g Precision is a quick everyday trainer for efficient runners, or a marathon racer for others, and it’s one
. The Aello is no marathon shoe, but is great for anything up to 10K.
This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.Weight 257gEvaluation The Phantom was a great marathon racing shoe, and having remained unchanged for years, its rearfoot cushioning has
is relatively stable – the Wave extends into the midfoot and acts as a strengthening shank - and although it won't suit runners with major pronation problems it could serve well as a 10K to half-marathon racing shoe for mild overpronators.In short Another nice
Weight 284gEvaluation The Wave Phantom is an excellent responsive lightweight racer. But its Wave-less predecessor was a great shoe, too a supportive, cushioned marathon racer. And, essentially, the Phantom Classic is that shoe with a new upper
This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.Weight 254gEvaluation Filas figures suggest that the Fila Racer is the best-selling racing shoe in its (admittedly small) market. We wouldn
, it’s not a daily trainer, but it’s bound to be on a few marathon runners’ feet or end up as a second shoe for speedwork.Try it on if you liked Asics Gel DS Trainer (£80); Mizuno Wave Precision (£60)
example. For light, efficient runners it’s a good brisk-running shoe, but it would also serve well as a marathon racer.Try it on if you liked Puma Complete Prevail (£55); Fila Flow (£55)
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