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please recommend some running shoes-cushioned, zero drop, wide toe box

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Suzannewithaplan Mon 08-Dec-14 14:43:36

I'm considering the Saucony Virrata but hear they are on the narrow side?

Pleaseputyourshoeson Mon 08-Dec-14 18:53:40

Have you tried Brooks Pure Pace?

Suzannewithaplan Mon 08-Dec-14 20:15:07

well no, but I have run in the pure drift, I found them good on width but bit lacking in cushioning.

Are you sure it's the drift?
a quick google tells me that 'The Brooks Pure Project range comprise of the Cadence, Flow, Connect and Drift'

MajesticWhine Mon 08-Dec-14 20:30:56

Brooks Glycerin? They are quite a chunky cushioned shoe and very comfortable.

Pleaseputyourshoeson Mon 08-Dec-14 22:31:31

Escort - cadence.

Pleaseputyourshoeson Mon 08-Dec-14 22:32:16

. Sorry not escort??? Bloody iPad

northernmummeh Mon 08-Dec-14 22:32:36

I've it brooks adrenaline. Nice n padded perfect for my fat feet too

Suzannewithaplan Mon 08-Dec-14 22:46:01

thankssmile will look into the cadence, also will bear the adrenaline and glucerin in mind, but neither are zero drop

Suzannewithaplan Mon 08-Dec-14 23:22:42

just came across this which I'm finding quite handy for comparing shoes

MajesticWhine Mon 08-Dec-14 23:23:58

Sorry missed the zero drop bit

Suzannewithaplan Mon 08-Dec-14 23:53:09

no problems, I'm prob' making too much fuss about a few millimeters anywaygrin

actiongirl1978 Tue 09-Dec-14 20:39:02

Suzanne I am loving my on clouds, not zero drop but only 2mm I think. I found the pure too wide, I like a snug narrow fit so clouds may not be for you, but I have never worn a better shoe, I look for opportunities to wear them when I am not even running.

Suzannewithaplan Tue 09-Dec-14 20:50:30

do you mean these Actiongirl?

they look pretty funky, and I see specially designed to absorb the impact from concrete!
Well I've not heard of them I shall have to browse even more youtube shoe reviewsgrin

Did you get them because you had particular problems, have you had them long?

actiongirl1978 Wed 10-Dec-14 10:41:16

Those are the ones Suzanne. They still are slightly more cushioned than the Brooks Pure, but not so much that you feel like you have a heavy cushion attached to you. They are super light and fit beautifully. I use the proper laces not the elastic ones they come with, but I did do a couple of runs with the elastic and they are ok, I just like a tight shoe.

I got them because my first ever running trainers came from decathlon and needed upgrading!! I then tried Brooks Pure but they were awful, my foot slid around in them, I was gripping with my toes on downhills and I got the most awful ITB pain which I am still dealing with (and I only ran in them for 10 days!).

Swapped to the On Cloud and I am never going back to bulky trainers again, these are amazing, i want to get a few more pairs in case they change the model!

The only down side is you sometimes get stones in between the grips but it isn't a huge issue on roads.

Suzannewithaplan Wed 10-Dec-14 10:57:29

‎Thanks for the review Actiongirl, I will add them to my list of possibilities!

fredfredgeorgejnr Sat 20-Dec-14 10:04:39

Mizuno Wave Cursoris, super cushioned zero drop, I find them really nice, I use non-cushioned when running fast, but for easy runs the cushioning on these is great.

Flowersandvegatables Sat 20-Dec-14 11:06:13

Mizuno wave rider purple or Asics cumulus. Most local running shoe shops give good advice.

Suzannewithaplan Sat 20-Dec-14 16:49:31

I got the brooks glycerine in the end (thanks Majesticflowers) very pleased with them!

GristletoeAndWhine Sat 20-Dec-14 18:04:02

Great, they're so comfy aren't they

Suzannewithaplan Sat 20-Dec-14 18:22:51

very...vibrams are fine for short bursts on the treadmill but several miles on concrete is a different kettle of fish!

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