Footwear 2003
by Dan Empfield
(www.slowtwitch.com) 6.6.03

We thought we'd better write something about running footwear, since running is at least a third of what we're doing on the weekends, and since footwear is the one overriding technical feature.

But I don't think enough has been said about how footwear might specifically suit a triathlete. Take, for example, the question of what one might want to race in. Your average runner is just running a 10k. You'll already have a fairly busy morning underneath you before you race your 10k. Then there's the issue of weight. Your garden variety Kenyan tips the scale at 125 or so pounds. The Big Four averaged six feet in height and a buck-sixty in weight.

We're not going to do shoe reviews as such. There's just too many to review, and we haven't got enough feet in which to review them. So we're just going to offer some random thoughts.


MOTON CONTROL
CUSHIONING
RACING FLATS
THE TECHNOLOGIES

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