triathlon shoes


  • Dec 10, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I want to buy a running triathlon pair of shoes but i dont know what to choose.I want a pair that i could wear on sockles and to keep my feet dry.Could you advise me?
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    Dec 10, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    I have been using Zoot shoes this year and been really happy with them. They are seamless on the inside and made to be worn sock-less. They are also easy to get into and have quick laces built in.
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    Dec 10, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    Mizuno. What else is there?

  • Dec 10, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    mizuno?? does mizuno triathlon shoes have drainage port for the water?
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    Dec 10, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    The way the shoe is designed, the water drains quickly anyway. I hike in them even the day after it rains, when the trails have puddles, but the shoes dry out quickly and the water doesn't stay in the shoe;

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  • UStriathlete

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    Dec 10, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    what distance are you racing?
    sprints? olympic? 70.3 or ironmans?

    asics dose a great job with their gel hyper speed star or gel speed star, can race any distance in those.

    adidas adizero are nice.

    zoots do have seams, the tempo 2.0 left me with blisters on both big toes.

    avia has some nice triathlon specific racing shoes.

    any shoe is good as long as it's comfortable.

    shoe's are going to get wet and i've both shoes with drainage and without, not a difference IMO.
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    Dec 10, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    You could ask 10 triathletes that question and get 10 different answers.
    The best thing to do is to go into a store, find a selection of shoes, try them on and literally run around the store in them (many stores will even let you run around the block in them).

    If you have "fussy feet" or think you have special needs, go to a store that specializes in running shoes. They can asses your stride and footfall to get your something that will be good for your foot.

    Running shoes are usually rated for flexibility and stability, you also have weight and comfort which is totally subjective. There are a myriad of factors that can play into which shoe you get. I'm seasoned runner, I look for shoes that are light, super flexible which usually come with minimal stability by virtue of being light and flexible, but I am a strong runner so I don't require the stability that others might.

    I love running shoe shopping, it's like starting a new relationship! I always take my time and try on many and try to make a good decision because I know I will be spending a lot of quality time with them.

    I usually have two pairs of running shoes, an old pair that is comfy and familiar to my feet and a new pair that I know has better support and better for racing. The new pair is en route to being comfy and familiar. I wear my racing shoes infrequently, just for racing once they are broken in. After their two marathon life, I retire them as my gym shoes which I wear more often but never for long periods.

    I'd also suggest getting "Yankz" http://www.powertri.com/run/running-accessories/yankz-shoe-laces.aspx they are elastic shoe laces that you can set to a comfy tightness and still slip over your feet, no more fussing with laces. Plus, they are a god send when you are transitioning in a tri.
    Good luck!
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    Dec 10, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    These are my next endeavor!
    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_mens.cfm
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  • PipHop

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    Dec 10, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    I've been curious about that shoe for a while, how does it perform? Anyone? Bueller?
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    Dec 11, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    I race and train sockless in an shoe brands. Love Avia but the lacing system is really unfriendly. For some reason, I always ended up racing in my ZOOTS -- great grip when wet but Avia is so much more lighter and springier....

    Finding the right shoes is worse than looking for a relationship! You just have to keep looking and trying until you find the pair for you.... of course, by then, the company will have your model discontinued .... am I Bitter? .... nah.....


    Good luck


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    Dec 11, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    RowBuddy said
    EasilyDistracted saidThese are my next endeavor!
    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_mens.cfm
    img1-large.jpg


    Yes I want those too!

    PipHop saidI've been curious about that shoe for a while, how does it perform? Anyone? Bueller?

    OK! I'm going to get a pair this weekend, I went to the website and found stores that carry the brand. I'll keep you posted on their assessment.
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    i tried ordering some online a few months ago and i couldn't. out of stock.

    i'm really curious to try them, especially for trail running.
    They claim the shoes are resistant enough .

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    to the OP,
    what's the idea of dry feet ? running comes last, after the bike part.
    besides sweat, your feet won't be wet.

    shoes are very personal. I've been on asics after a few years on saucony.
    i find the asics to be a bit firmer and prefer the feeling now.
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    Dec 14, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted said
    RowBuddy said
    EasilyDistracted saidThese are my next endeavor!
    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_mens.cfm
    img1-large.jpg


    Yes I want those too!

    PipHop saidI've been curious about that shoe for a while, how does it perform? Anyone? Bueller?

    OK! I'm going to get a pair this weekend, I went to the website and found stores that carry the brand. I'll keep you posted on their assessment.



    hey did you get a pair of these? oh and that pic is inane. i meant insane. i think.