We try out a lot of shoes at Run Athena and will share our
opinion of what works well, on which specific terrain.
The Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6 is a go-to racing flat and lightweight trainer for runners with a neutral foot strike. Ideal for the half and full marathon on pavement. The latest version of the shoe is light, flexible and responsive. The mesh upper is a great update that allows breathability and feels nicely snug around the mid-foot. There is just enough cushioning in both the heel and forefoot to help prevent injuries.
Weight: 7.70 oz. / 218 gr.
The Dynafit Feline Ghost is a sleek and low-profile trail and mountain running shoe. The arch plate is stiff enough that it keeps you from feeling all the rocks under your feet. This changes a little when doing longer runs above 20k. We found the heel cup to be a little loose and felt more comfortable wearing it with a medium weight sock. It has a seamless upper that features non-stretch fabric. The shoe adapts easily to technical terrain. The Vibram sole is sticky enough in dry conditions, but beware when it rains and conditions are wet. We slipped too easily on rocks once or twice and ended up on our behinds.
Weight: 9.2 oz / 261 gr. (men’s); 8.5 oz / 241 gr. (women’s)
Shoes are very important, but we’re in the process of adding reviews on other tools of the trade: shorts, shirts and socks, sports bras and watches.
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