by BigMitch » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:46 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:06 pm
visentin wrote:Bought these !
Trying them on Sunday...
spiritualspatula wrote:Asics GT2150 if I ...ran track in the same shoes. Since then, I've run the equivalent trailrunning version. The main difference is that the TR's are made with a harder sole and are made with more aggressive lugs that will sustain harder wear on harder terrain. They also will serve to stabilize the foot better, but, from what I've read and hear, are not quite as suitable for marathon+ distances due to the amount of cushioning.
by peninsula » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:26 pm
BigMitch wrote:Please forgive the further highjacking of the thread, but my conclusion after reading "Born to Run," was that is pure religion.
Bare foot running is great on golf courses, but man was not designed to run barefoot on asphalt and concrete for great distances.
Ever run barefoot 100km or 24 hours on asphalt? With heal-strike shoes with great cushion, it is no big deal.
Even the Tamarahara made running sandals out of used tires for running on trails.
Although not much of a runner, I have run 31 years with heal strike shoes, done 43 events on foot of more than 50 miles, and don't look or feel the worse for it. I also know a lot of runners who have done 2-4 times more than I have over the years wearing heal-strike shoes. Us old-timers shake our heads at this barefoot religion. We are old enough to remember what great inventions road shoes were in the late 70's and trail shoes were in the mid-90's.
Hokas are my future!
by spiritualspatula » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:28 pm
by Yury » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:34 pm
After this discussion I started thinking about getting similar shoes for myself.BigMitch wrote:a lot of runners were wearing Hokas.
When I got home, I ordered a pair
by BigMitch » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:44 am
by visentin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:36 am
ExcitableBoy wrote:visentin wrote:Trying them on Sunday...
Asics are a great choice, especially if they fit your feet as well as they fit my feet. They are a good compromise from the full on off protection of shoes like the old school Montrail Hardrocks and Solomon XT Wings and regular street shoes.
by visentin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:35 am
ExcitableBoy wrote:visentin wrote:the sole has got a terrible grip,
Are you saying they grip poorly or are slipperly?
by visentin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 pm
by Ze » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:24 am
by ExcitableBoy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:54 pm
Ze wrote:"Born to Run" is a great read, but it does not have good scientific data, just persuasive hack arguments. Heck, there's generally a lack of good scientific data barefoot running to begin with. I enjoy VFF running, but forefoot striking isn't some end all, be all, that the radicals make it out to be.
by Trailblazer7238 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:16 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Trailblazer7238 wrote:No experience with the brands/models you mentioned, but can tell you that I have picky feet when it comes to shoes and recently I needed a new pair of trail runners. Enter the La Sportiva Electrons. Great shoe right out of the box. Very cushy, very sticky, and fits like a glove. Highly recommended!
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