“Beast 9″ From Brooks Sheds Some Weight

If you are a larger runner looking for a lightweight trainer that still has plenty of stability, check out the new Beast 9 from Brooks. This model is “noticeably lighter and more comfortable than previous Beasts”, according to one reviewer– and more resilient. While the Beast may not be THE lightest stability shoe out there, it may very well be the most comfortable.

“If you overpronate or are a heavy runner, you must try these out. The added stability and comfort is a must if you want to run long distances. I have to admit, my farthest run in these shoes has been a half marathon and I had no pain in my feet at all. If you are interested in longer distances, I can’t say how the Beast will hold up but from what I can tell, there will be no problems. The added weight may factor into longer distances.”

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Ladies: Check out the women’s version of the Beast, the Brooks Ariel.

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October 4, 2006 | by Admin

Need Shoes With Some Cushioning? Try Nike Pegasus

Cushioned shoes are designed for runners who need minimal medial (arch-side) support and maximum midsole cushioning. They are best suited for efficient runners with few mechanical issues such as overpronation, and midfoot or forefoot strikers. Runners who do best in cushioned shoes often have moderate to high arches.

If you’re looking for a good cushioned trainer, look no further than the Nike Pegasus. One reviewer had this to say about the shoe:

“The comfort level in these shoes is comparable to my Asics Gel-Nimbus, which is saying quite a bit. From the start to the end of a run (I usually average 6-10 miles per run) these shoes just feel like a cushiony pillow.”

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October 2, 2006 | by Admin