A good amateur Racing Flat running shoe is the ZOOM WAFFLE by NIKE (as shown above) because of their breathability and their light weight design. This shoe is best not to race with over a distance of 10k.
The Asics GEL-DS RACER® V though is by far the best racing flat. Price: $85 Asics makes great road-racing shoes, and the DS Racer is at the top of the list. This fith update of the stability racer comes with just a few minor changes. The upper has been simplified, the forefoot features better toe-spring, and the shoe has a more supportive midfoot Trusstic device. The DS Racer still comes with a significant medial post for stability, and good midsole cushioning. In short, it's a good marathoning shoe. And is best for the longer distance races. WEIGHT: (m) 8.7 oz.
Regarding Cross-Country, the best racing shoe is the ZOOM WAFFLE-X by NIKE (shown above). It provides the same benefits as th ZOOM WAFFLE only it has spike holes for the trail. This is a very versitile shoe because it can be worn on the street simply by not putting in the spikes, or if you put spikes in, it could be worn on the trail for increased traction.
Nike has come out with a new version of the Pegasus . The new version is the Nike Air Storm Pegasus. The new design has a firmer midsole since cushoning isn't as important on a trail shoe. They have also added dry-fit into it instead of cotton, this makes it warmer and it now dries faster, they have added clima-fit which is watter resistant, and they added better traction that works great on softer trails.
Essential technology: Air cushioning units Midsole/outsole: Single-density Phylon (EVA)/carbon rubber Weight: (m) 12 oz.; (w) 9.5 oz. BOTTOM LINE: By adding important traction and upper-protection elements to the cushioning features of a popular road shoe, Nike has done the Storm Pegasus right. Runners who love the road feel of the Pegasus now have a terrific all-terrain, all-weather, winter shoe.
If cushoning is what your looking for, then the Asics Gel-Cumulus is the shoe for you. This is their number 2 shoe that they have out on the market. The only difference that Asics changed was the shape of the forefoot flex groove to improve flexibility. It also has gel cushoning pads for extra cushoning and flexability. This shoe still has good stability comopared to most other cushoned shoes. The mens shoe wieght is 12.5 oz.
Last updated on 14 January 2002