Race Shoes for OverpronatorsAdvice needed
Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
I'm after a little advice. I want to get a pair of race day shoes for races up to 10K (and maybe city 2 surf). The problem is I'm a moderate overpronator, and I'm not exactly a small unit (about 190cm & 95kg).
I'm looking at three models, the adidas adizero tempo, brooks ST5 & saucony fastwitch. I currently wear Asics GT2170's, Brooks Adrenaline GTS & I'm waiting on a new pair of Brooks Trance to be delivered.
Does anyone have these & what are your thoughts, also am I kidding myself & should I just stick to more stable shoes?
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:51 AM
I use the Adidas Tempos for speedwork and Saucony Fastwitch 5 were my first 'racing flats' - I ran a marathon in them and now use for triathlons. Both are great as they still feel stable, but don't feel ultra heavy like my Kayanos/Mizuno Inspires did.
I've just switched to the Mizuno Elixir 7s though and they are A-MAY-ZING. Light, responsive, stable. I normally get 700kms out of my Inspires but I'm up to just over 400 in the Elixirs and they still feel good so I'm thinking they're rather durable as well. My plan was to just use them as my everyday/long run shoe but I'm using them for everything because they're just so comfortable. I even ran a marathon in them 2 weeks ago and my feet felt supported the whole way. Worth a try IMO.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:28 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:48 AM
Yet to use them over 10k but planning to build up to a half marathon in them once I get the ext couple of marathons out of the way.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:39 AM
I've got the DS racer 9s.
Usually run in Kayanos and these feel similar, but very light++.
Never had any problems with soreness etc. Only use for races and "high speed" sessions.
I'm really only a 10k runner.