Originally Posted by samblackbones
Never tried those innov 8's but always have been curious.
I like my racing/minimal shoes to have a stiff crispy feel. For marathons I have used the Nike streak III's - a great shoe but the upgrade sucks. I just got the new Nike Flyknit racers which are GREAT feeling but not race tested yet.
For a marathon shoe choice depends on how long you are gonna be out there, and how large you are. I am a bigger guy (6'3'') but hope to be out for less then 2:50 so I can't get away with something as minimal as a true flat but I can roll with a more minimal shoe. Really like those streaks.
I really like Inov-8 trail shoes. They make great shoes for almost condition on the trails. I don't own any Nike shoes. Never found any that fit very well except a pair that was "something" 5 and they are on 9 now. None of the models from 6 on ever fit me well.
Breaking 3 is awesome. Nice job with that time. I started this running stuff a bit late in life and am trying to catch up. 6', 163lbs. Looking to hit about 3:30 - 3:45 this next race in October.
Ran just under 11 miles tonite. Tempo Intervals.
20 minute warm-up run
5 x 1600 @ 10K pace with 2:30 recovery run between each
3 x 200 @ 5K pace with 200 recovery run between each
20 minute cool down run
I hate F'kn' tempo anything. Was 94 degrees when I started and about 86 when I finished.
Ran in Adidas Adizero Hagio's tonite. A great shoe. Relatively light at 6.1 lbs, some nice cushion, and a good grip. 5 mm drop.
No problems running in them, feet felt great, and would recommend at least up to a half marathon.