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Anybody ever tried them? I see a few of them on the Asics site and notice they are quite a bit lighter than the average running shoe. I need new shoes for the Shuffle and other races this year, so might this be something to try? Do they provide the same amount of cushioning a regular running shoe does?

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go get fit for the right shoe for you. PERIOD!! They'll analyze your stride and put you in a shoe with proper support for. Makes a huge difference on your knees and joints and the shoes are lighter. You won't know those asics are right for you till you get analyzed and try them and other shoes. I have 2 pair

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go get fit for the right shoe for you. PERIOD!! They'll analyze your stride and put you in a shoe with proper support for. Makes a huge difference on your knees and joints and the shoes are lighter. I have 2 pair
I did that last year when I bought my first pair of running shoes. He said I am completely normal as far as gait and whatnot, and the regular shoes off the shelf will be fine for me, nothing special. Plus I have never had any issues with legs, knees, or feet when running.

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I did that last year when I bought my first pair of running shoes. He said I am completely normal as far as gait and whatnot, and the regular shoes off the shelf will be fine for me, nothing special. Plus I have never had any issues with legs, knees, or feet when running.
gotchya! Then just make sure these are Neutral shoes and you're good to go. Personally, I'd go to the store and try these and some others anyway. You might be more comfortable in something else and the price is the same.

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I probably will hit Dick Pond tomorrow before my run again on Friday. Just seeing if anybody has used these "racing" shoes and what they thought of them. They are about half the weight of regular running shoes. I'm pretty sure the 6 ounces saved will make the 175 pounds feel light as a feather.

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I probably will hit Dick Pond tomorrow before my run again on Friday. Just seeing if anybody has used these "racing" shoes and what they thought of them. They are about half the weight of regular running shoes. I'm pretty sure the 6 ounces saved will make the 175 pounds feel light as a feather.

I really don't feel a difference in weight with mine vs my off the shelf. All running shoes are light enough that shaving a little more is not going to make a huge difference. I'd rather be comfortable than worry about weight.

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I really don't feel a difference in weight with mine vs my off the shelf. All running shoes are light enough that shaving a little more is not going to make a huge difference. I'd rather be comfortable than worry about weight.
I'd rather be light seeing as I'm going to be uncomfortable anyways.

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I'd rather be light seeing as I'm going to be uncomfortable anyways.
I'd rather lose a few pounds of body weight. Then I'm waaaaay lighter, comfortable, and $100 richer.

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I checked these out at Dick Pond yesterday, and I can say I'm not a fan. Barely any cushioning at all, which I knew, but holy crap I might as well run barefoot then. Interesting to see though. I like the new shoes I got though a lot.

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