|seeker of racing flats|
So, I'm looking for recommendations for marathon flats and thought I would ask those who frequent LetsRun. I currently run in the Mizuno Ronin 3s and need new flats in the next month or so. The Ronin 3s were decent, but ideally, I'd like a more flexible shoe with a touch more cushioning in the forefoot area. I'm considering the Ronin 4s, Mushas, and the Brooks T7s. Any feedback you can give on these would be appreciated.
Ronin 4-Heel-25 mm Forefoot-15 mm
Ronin 3-Heel-25 mm Forefoot-15 mm
Musha 4-Heel-22 mm Forefoot-13 mm
Brooks T7-Heel-23 mm Forefoot-12 mm
Nike Lunaracer-Heel-24 mm Forefoot-17 mm
AdiZero Mana 6-Heel-25 mm Forefoot-16 mm
The ones you were considering do not have more cushioning than what you're currently in so I listed some that do. I've never worn the Mana but looking at pictures of it it looks a little stiff, which you're trying to avoid. The LunaRacer is flexible and has a little more in the forefoot but the softness of the cushioning is off putting to a lot of people, including myself. It's tough to find a racer with more in the forefoot than the Ronin because it's basically a cut down trainer for people who don't want to go all the way down to a normal racer.
If though you really want more flexibility and more in the forefoot you could go off the deep end like I did and try the Newton MV2, which is zero drop and has an 18 mm forefoot. I hated all the Newtons I ever tried on until this one but it's now my favorite shoe. Warning though, it's flexible but the cushioning is very firm so if you don't give yourself time to get used to them you'll take a beating. Also the zero drop takes time for your calves to adjust to. And on top of that the lugs in the front take some getting used to but I don't even notice them anymore. I'm not trying to scare you away from them, they're my favorite shoe. But I also don't want to come off as one of the wacko Newton evangelicals you so often see.
I also look for marathon flats .
I was ran my last marathon with Brooks Green Silences .Very good shoes lightweight. I loved them at first, but over time I think that my foot is slipping around up in the front and getting infamous hot spots because of the lack of structure and too much roominess.Perhaps those are good trainers for distance until 20Km
So for guys like me, do you have any shoe thoughts?
|seeker of flats|
Thanks for all the input. I think I just need to try on a few pairs and see what feels best. I'm a woman with long and really narrow feet, so that's always an issue. Don't think I'm ready to jump to zero-drop shoes just yet and do tend to heel strike to some extent.
Can't wait until those bad boy's are on my feet. Firmer? That is music to my ears because I feel like the 1400s are too soft in the heel. Are you running in the RC 1600s? Will it be worthy of the marathon distance like it is advertised? Thanks.