Quelles Chaussures pour Le Running

Regularly, through this blog, we receive many questions both on sports nutrition, training or material. We often respond by mail, and if this benefits obviously to a person, we are a little frustrated that it does not benefit the largest number. So we decided to create a topic Q & a, questions / answers.

Running shoes: the problem

I will participate in the 20 km Marseille-Cassis at the end of the month. In this topic I’m looking for a dynamic pair of running with good cushioning.

I run 3 times a week, about 50 kms a week. Today I run with the Mizuno Wave Ultima 6 coming at the end. I find them very well, but I’d like to change brands, perhaps more technical (Brooks, Saucony, etc…)

I don’t really like Adidas, too goes through everything.

Here I would like to have a few tracks to get to a dealer.

I don’t wear insoles, but maybe I should, I’m a supinator, especially of the left heel.
I have a about 150 euros budget for cheap water bottles.

I’m trying to vary my pace, but not a big speed difference
I run mainly on road, 3 outputs per week (approx. 50 kms in total).

I weigh 70 kg for 1 m 83 cm
I run about 15kms to 12 km/h, or kilo 5mns. I run alone!

For the Marseille Cassis, I once proposed 1 h 40, see 1: 35 a.m. in the back of my mind.
I don’t know all the routes, where my concern to achieve a lap time.

Well to you.

Alain B

Running shoes: options

Before going for a ride in the competition, I propose to (re) discover the current pair of running shoes to Alain, which will then allow us to better target its needs.

Mizuno Wave Ultima 6 running shoes

Foot type: universal
Use: Training/Competition
Surface: Road/path
Rider weight: total weight
Weight of the shoe: 315 grams
Drop: 12 mm

Wave technology seeks to combine two qualities essential to a performance running shoe: the cushioning and stability, while ensuring a better distribution of the Shockwave at the time of impact with the ground.

X 10 technology is a carbon rubber that increases the resistance to abrasion of the outsole.

The logo is reflective for your safety.

These running shoes are sold in approximately 90 euros, because it is an end of series.

On this site you will find our test of running Ultima Mizuno shoes.

My opinion: these shoes are versatile and a little mat. They allow for short distances, the threshold, the long, without actually having a top domain. For the split, they will be penalized by the weight.

Mizuno Wave Ultima 7 running shoes

Foot type: universal
Use: Training/Competition
Surface: Road/path
Rider weight: total weight
Weight of the shoe: 290 grams
Drop: 12 mm

The same and start again?

Not quite, because if technologies are common, two main ones are appearing.

It promotes an increased dynamism with the SR Touch association which brings also a better bounce and the U4icX and U4ic shock-absorbing without burdening the shoe.

You will find the average price of 125 euros.

Several colors are available: green, black or blue.

My opinion: a lighter, a little more dynamic, there’s developments that might like Alain if he wants to stay in this brand. These Mizuno Wave Ultima 7 running shoes are also in its budget.

Brooks Ghost 8 running shoes

Foot type: universal
Use: Training/Competition
Surface: Road/path
Rider weight: total weight
Weight of the shoe: 292 grams
Drop 12 mm

We are always in the budget of Alain, because they are sold on average 130 euros.

Biomogo DNA technology is a cushioning system ecological custom under the whole foot. The cushioning and energy return are expected to adapt to the weight and the wake of each runner.

Several colours are also available.

My opinion: with the Brooks Ghost 8 running shoes, I think that Alain will find in pretty much the same feeling with her shoes Mizuno Wave Ultima: good everywhere without being exellent.

Hoka One One Clifton 2 running shoes

Foot type: universal
Use: Training/Competition
Surface: road
Rider weight: total weight
The shoe weight: 235 grams
Drop: 5 mm

This is one of my favorites of the year. Although I tested version 1 (click here to read the test), she had seduced me entirely.

The curvature of the sole allows a low drop (5 mm) to sensations close to the road.

The Hoka one One Clifton 2 running shoes have an Oversize midsole in EVA foam to absorb shock and for the stability of the foot.

They are sold 120 euros.

My opinion: dynamic and with a large cushioning or bounce, they allow to make out in endurance, but also the threshold. They were also of the respondent in split sessions.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 running shoes

Foot type: universal
Use: Training/Competition
Surface: road
Rider weight: total weight
The shoe weight: 260 grams
Drop: 8 mm

The running shoes Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 offers a 2.0 in one piece upper for maximum comfort and breathability throughout your output from running.

They have an asymmetrical lacing to reduce pressure from the laces.

You will find units of Zoom Air in the forefoot in the midsole technology.

They are sold on average 130 euros.

My opinion: It is the 8th version of these running shoes. They are ideal for training and competition. The cushioning and dynamism are its strong points. We are in the budget of Alain.

Running shoes: prevention above all!

Usually, I start with this, remember a few simple rules from my guide on running shoes

In the case that interests us here, Alain talk who thinks supinator, especially on one side.
The only means at our disposal is of have analyzed his stride by a specialist such as a sports Podiatrist.
Running is a sport with a lot of impact on our body (even more when we run almost exclusively on road), there are precautions to take as I have mentioned.

Our comparison running shoes

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