New shoes!

I just got some new shoes last week! Ever since I started training for triathlons, I’ve been trying to find the perfect shoe. Currently I’ve been using the Pearl Izumi EM Tri N2. I used them for about a month before my full Rev3 tri, and then raced in them as well. I loved them…until my race. They bothered my midsole about halfway through the marathon. Since that race, I have been running in them, and they’re fine for training, however I wanted to find another shoe that would better support me in a race.

For a few months, I have been looking at the different shoes Newton Running has to offer. The main premise behind these shoes, is they support midsole running-which is what I do. They have a large block of the sole right under the midfoot. This is supposed to both add cushion, and also encourage you to land on your midfoot.

 

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I’m not sure which shoe I’ll like better. There are features of both that I like. For example, I like how the Pearl Izumi shoes have pull tabs on the heel so you can pull them on easily. I also like how the “lock” laces have a little hook so you can clip the excess lace down so it won’t flap around. However, I like the comfort of the Newton shoes, and I like that they promote midsole running. I also like how light weight they are! I weight the Newtons, Pearl Izumis, and then my old marathoning shoe to compare.

P1020234P1020233P1020235You can see how much lighter the Newtons are compared to my other shoes!! I haven’t tried the Newtons out enough to make a decision yet, but I will let you know my thoughts!

Which one will I choose???

Which one will I choose???

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