My Experience With Running Shoes

How I started my Running passion

It was the early year 2019 I was fighting with health problems due to sedentary lifestyle which forced me to join a gym, where UFC Wetherill park became my point of the exercise, which went for half the year. Still, in the meantime, my colleague challenged me to run Sydney:10k event, which was held in May 2019. Eventually, I participated in trying my ability for 10k race and was successful in crossing the finish line with 100% effort. Since then, it has become my challenge to beat my own personal record and improve my running efficiency. Follow me, @STRAVA.

My Running Shoes

  1. ASICS GT2000 (used in 2019)
  2. ASICS MetaRUN (started using from 2019 – till date)
  3. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit (started using from 2020 till date)
  4. New Balance FuelCell Speedrift (started using from 2020 till date)

It was ASICS GT2000 my first running shoes I bought through storekeeper’s recommendation, and it came out fine for 10k up to half-marathon training and events, providing a life of around 680kms before its cushion died completely. Now when run volume increased it became a challenge and search for cushion shoes where I bought ASICS MetaRUN, which turned out to be good long-running shoes but it’s on the heavier side compared to competitors of 310gms for US9 men size. This is good shoes for a smooth run if someone speed is not a concern. Then I decided to get lightweight training shoes where Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit came in. Since then it became my favourite everyday run shoes as it is lightweight with 230gms for US9 men size and good ankle support and very responsive, this companion has made my long runs injury-free. With all this, there was something to try to improve my personal best, so end up getting New Balance FuelCell Speedrift, the short story is I bought this NB shoes because I got this in heavily discounted price when I was looking to try carbon plate shoes. NB works fine for speed runs especially when someone is doing VO2 Max runs this shoe becomes very handy and smooth, I can say I run 10k on it and don’t even feel I broke my own personal records. But the downside is at the initial stage it gives a lot of blisters on bottom feet due to friction, and in time I got adjusted to it, suggest wearing nice cushioned socks on these shoes.

This shoe trial and error method gave a lot of insight and eye-opening experience to feel run and train better. I’ll keep updating my shoe list and don’t forget to come back and read more experience. And share your experience with your shoes.

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