runners training on roads, 3 to 6 times a week at paces ranging from 10 to 12km/h.
Thanks to its cushioning and stability, these shoes are ideal for long outings. Your feet will be able to safely eat up long distances for training and racing - from 10km to marathon distances!
I bought these for my first marathon in the hope my knees would feel less strain. Wore them for one 20 mile training run and developed a large blister. There appears to be a hard ridge on the sole's edge behind my big toe and it is chewing into my foot. Not happy cant use them.
Bought this as they were the only large size in the store. Good running trainers. Strong build and comfortable cushioned ride.
Comfortable and good quality. So far used for 10k runs.
Great running shoes, I have been using them for a couple of weeks now and the cushioning is perfect. I have to say that I do not have access to gravel or soft terrain to run during the week so I run on pavement so I appreciate the extra cushioning.
I am a triathlete so I do not put more than 25 miles a week on them. So far they meet their purpose at a great pricepoint
I bought these in time to iron out any changes in advance of a May marathon. After several visits to the store and trying on various shoes, I settled on these as the comfort factor was comparable to shoes costing twice as much.
First few runs were promising, indeed, the cushioning was great and was at least comparable, if not a bit better than a previous pair of Asics.
Then somewhere between 50-60 miles of usage (mostly 5-8 mile runs, one half marathon), I started to notice various pains that don't normally feature....
Padding on the soles of the shoes appears to have started degrading already - the comfort I felt for the first few runs has diminished considerably (certainly much sooner than I have ever had with other trainers), some chaffing has started to happen which I have never had on previous shoes, nor on these until I had got to about 80 miles of usage.
I also found the laces are particularly stiff and have caused problems for the top of my foot - the lack of flexibility where the laces are tied seems to have caused more pain for me....
Overall - these were great for a few weeks of relatively low mileage and if I had a new pair tomorrow I'd happily tackle longer distances, however I wouldn't have confidence to keep them beyond the 100mile total usage mark, which is disappointing for trainers in this price range.
I now have a month to sort out the chaffing and tenderness and find another pair of trainers and get used to them before the marathon.
Not a great experience and £60 down.....
As the title suggests, I'm not an officionado when it comes to this, but after being signed up to do a triathlon and seeing what training is required I wanted to avoid injury while running.
I didn't want to fork out for asics and the likes and came across these. They are fantastic. Plenty of cushioning reduces the impact on my knees and has enabled me to start to crank up the distance. Good stability control and a good fit means that I'll be back to buy some more soon.
On my second pair of these, had 800 miles from the first pair. Comfy straight off the shelf.
Bought these after trying out in store on treadmill. I usually have asics however i probably wont go back. These are very supportive and have good cushioning. No knee aches or pains so far, am up to about 5 miles at 7:30 m/m.
Very good shoe for the money. Excellent cushioning and motion control. Will be back for more when these wear out