Elixir wearers... some questions please.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:21 PM
I am thinking of getting elixirs purely for events but I am worried that they will not quite have enough cushioning.
If you're an elixir wearer, do you comfortably complete 20+km runs in them? I have a couple of half marathons left this year but also preparing to train for a marathon in Feb next year. I am debating whether to stick with nirvanas for both training and events or have nirvanas for the bulk of my training and elixirs for events.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:43 PM
Accidentally found them one time when the shop didn't have my standard Asics whatevers, and are now the only running shoes I use.
Edited by aDrain, 20 July 2012 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:13 PM
I wear Miz Nirvana for the bulk of my running, Elxir for racing up to 21km and Wave Ascend for Six Foot. All are better for me than Asics shoes.
Elixir are light yet supportive, providing plenty of motion control without feeling wooden or leaden. I plan to race longer than 21km in them with the Sydney M planned for September.
Nirvana is my workhorse shoe, a bit heavier yet providing a plush feel to foot strike with more than enough stability for me anyway. I used to wear Asics Evolutions and when I moved to Mizuno I felt my step length and cadence improved markedly.
The Wave Ascends are good for trails and I have been using them longer than the other two because years ago, I wanted a light yet stable shoe for the local forest and Six Foot track. I believe that the Kabrakan is a very nicely supportive trail shoe and plan to give them a go soon, just for the heck of it.
Back to the Elixirs. They are worth a go for racing cause in my case at least, I instantly feel quicker in them (despite my advanced years )
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:05 PM
I wear Nirvana for training and Elixir purely for racing.
I wear the Elixir for marathons, half marathons, 25k trail races - even used them for short cross country. Very light but still have enough support and cushioning for long distances. Love them.
I've also tried the Precision which feel amazingly comfortable on my feet, and very 'springy' underfoot, but didn't have the arch support I needed whilst running. These are now my comfy post-run shoe.
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Ran 90km on the road in Elixirs with no probs
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