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Lightest Marathon Racing Shoes

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Post  Jerry Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:01 pm

Jim,

I wouldn't give up Lunar to 7+oz racers. The problem Lunar racers caused me was not that big deal, not enough to HTFU you know, though it did consistently happened. Another "problem" is I feel a little "slippery" with Lunar. But as good as a racer I am, I am embarrassingly admitting that I have not worn any other racers before. I don't really know how I should feel with a perfect racer. scratch
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Post  Ben Z Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:58 pm

Brooks PureConnect might be the perfect marathon race shoe. 7.2 oz listed. LOTS of cushion and wider than the LunarRacer. I plan to try them in a few weeks once I wear out my Kinvara 2s and LunarRacer 2+.
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Post  Dave P Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:04 pm

mul21 wrote:I think the Piranha is probably a bad idea for most for the marathon. There's literally almost no cushion whatsoever. I was actually going to comment on Dave's post and say that might have been a contributing factor to his recent difficulties in marathons.

Jerry, there's a few Asics models I think would work for you if you want to go that way. The Tarther or the Hyperspeed (both at 7.2 oz.) would be decent options, and if you're willing to deal with another half ounce of weight, the DS racer would be good too. I'm a bit biased as I've had nothing but really good luck with Asics. I do love my Mizuno Ronins too though.

Well,... I disagree. I use various shoes with various degrees of cushion throughout my training. The issues I've had with my last 3 marathons were apparent well before race day, so racing in light shoes was not the issue.
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Post  Jerry Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:54 pm

Schuey wrote:
T Miller wrote:
Jerry wrote:Jerry hopes you guys elaborate more about the differences other than just the weight, because Jerry would like replacements for Lunar Racers, which causes some problem to his little toe every time.


Hey Jerry, which version of the LunaRacers do you race in? I think the LunaRacer 2 is a bit wider than the 1. I haven't tried the +2.


For me the biggest difference between the two versions was that V2 heel and arch felt like that sat up much higher. But both shoe are still pretty narrow in the toe box.

Would you say Luna Racer still have more cushion than T7?

How many miles can I put in before the marathon for T7?


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