Saturday, January 7, 2017

A new pair of running sneakers

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For the first time in awhile, I crossed the finish line of a running race in a sneaker other than the Fuzex Lyte. Two pairs of those sneakers had gotten me through two half marathons, a 10k, a 5k, and 3.5 mi race.

Then suddenly as I went to train for the next race, I realized my two pairs of Asics Fuzex Lytes were worn out and bothering my knees to run, a bad sign.

I still really liked the Fuzex Lyte, but found they lacked traction in the rain, smashed down quickly, and could be slightly under supportive on long runs.

The very rainy Staten Island Half Marathon

I experimented with other Asics styles and settled on the regular Fuzex just a week before race day. I know you're not supposed to switch that close, but I needed an unworn out sneaker.

I like the the Fuzex was a similar design and featured nice plush cushioning.

The sneakers worked and I went on the run the Ted Corbitt 15k better than expected.

The finish line of the Ted Corbitt 15k

I recently wore them on a rainy run and had no problem with traction. I like the cushioning and so far it's holding up well. I have been running in them about 4 weeks.

But I do fine them more restrictive especially on short fast runs or when doing side motions, so I also got another pair of Fuzex Lytes.

How do they compare?

The Fuzex on top, the Fuzex Lyte on bottom

Traction: The Fuzex has more traction than the Fuzex Lyte, something I even noticed the first time I ran again in he Fuzex Lyte on a treadmill. Still for normal road running, the Fuzex Lyte is fine.

Support: The Fuzex is more supportive, great for longer runs. Unfortunately that means the upper is more stiff which can sometimes be uncomfortable

Cushion: While both are very cushioned, the Fuzex has more cushioning. The Fuzex does take a little time to break in where the Fuzex Lyte has none. 

Weight: The Fuzex Lyte weighs less, which makes them great for short fast runs and treadmill runs. The Fuzex is a bit heavier, making them better for longer runs.

I will keep you posted on how the Fuzex holds up. I will be using them to train for my next half marathon.

What sneakers do you like for running?

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