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Are Racing Flats Right for Me?

Are Racing Flats Right for Me?

by Super Dave, Industry Expert

You need a racing flat if you are trying to race. By that, you may just be racing yourself, but that is a race. Time is important to you. That doesn't mean time to run or time to wash the car. This means your finishing time at the next 10K. If this is you, here's what to look for:

  • The lightest shoe on earth - If you are planning to win the race or maybe your age group, grab a 5.5 oz. shoe and hit the road.
  • A lighter shoe that works like your training shoe - For most of you, this is where I would go. Almost every company makes a racing shoe that compliments their training shoes. For example, let's use Asics® for comparisons:
Your long run shoe Your Tempo or Faster running shoe Your racing shoe
GT 2110 Gel DS Trainer Gel DS Racer
Gel Kayano
Gel DS Trainer or GT 2110 Gel DS Trainer
Gel Cumulus VII Gel Speedstar Gel Magic Racer
Gel Nimbus Gel Landereth or Cumulus Gel Speedstar

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