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ASICS - where are your racing flats

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1 hour ago, Lost in transition said:

Has ASICS shut up shop for neutral racing flats in Australia? None of the local shops seem to stock them, and the only ones I can find on the ASICS website are DS Trainers.

Yup pretty much. I was racing in the Hyperspeeds which I loved. The only ones I could find were the Tatherzeals, I was going to buy them, but ended up with Nike 4%s.

 

https://www.runningwarehouse.com.au/ASICS_Gel_Tartherzeal_6_Mens_Shoes_Electric_Blue/descpage-AGTAM7.html

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Thats a shame.  Thanks for te website site. I was looking at the Tartherzeal vs the Tartheredge. I think the Edge looks alright and seems to be bloody light.

I'd love 4%'ers but finding them, and dropping that much on a 'sometimes' shoe would have me in the dog house hahaha

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What about the Nike Pegasus Turbo 2? Good for racing and training? What distance you planning on running? Don't think I could do a full on my hyperspeeds.

 

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Just Sprint and Olympics.  Anything longer and im back in daily trainers.

Ah I didn't look at the pegasus turbos.I used to have Nike Lunar Racers but anything longer then 10km and I was going to pay for it the next few days haha.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lost in transition said:

Just Sprint and Olympics.  Anything longer and im back in daily trainers.

Ah I didn't look at the pegasus turbos.I used to have Nike Lunar Racers but anything longer then 10km and I was going to pay for it the next few days haha.

 

 

Turbos are the poor man's 4%s! Lightweight, good for racing and training. I can run 25km+ in them and they weigh 220grams.

I reckon those Tatherzeals would be good though, Cheap as well. 

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9 hours ago, Lost in transition said:

Has ASICS shut up shop for neutral racing flats in Australia? None of the local shops seem to stock them, and the only ones I can find on the ASICS website are DS Trainers.

I know it's not the racing flat you're after, but the latest DS Trainer ( that you've mentioned) is excellent (for me, at least). Asics seemed to have lost their way a little with the DS Trainer and GT-2000 (racing/training) combo I've used for years, but I think they've turned the corner and are coming back.... I hope.

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10 hours ago, Lost in transition said:

Has ASICS shut up shop for neutral racing flats in Australia? None of the local shops seem to stock them, and the only ones I can find on the ASICS website are DS Trainers.

I think there are two types of DS Trainers.

a) DS Trainer

b) DS Trainer race - which are the racing flat type.

Also, for something different.... look up ENDA. New elite running shoe out of Kenya. I have used them once for running but I have two others that I use as casual shoes because I love having a coloured shoe. (Green or Red). I wear Green with green tops, red with red tops.

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20 hours ago, Katz said:

I've (actually Stikman has also) gotten into Topo shoes recently. Light, flat and not too pricey. I love mine.

https://www.injinjiperformanceshop.com.au/collections/topo-athletic-footwear 

We bought last year models for half price. 

I like the look of the toe box on the Topo's.  Roomy like Altra shoes.  

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If you go down the online route it is always going to be trial and error. To be safe always go 1/2 a size up first time. Better to get something that is half a size big and still acceptable than a shoe that is just that little bit too small and gives you massive blisters, which you never wear again. At least with a size to big.... its a another pair of casual/walking shoes that are perfect after a race where your feet are a bit swollen.

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6 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

If you go down the online route it is always going to be trial and error. To be safe always go 1/2 a size up first time. Better to get something that is half a size big and still acceptable than a shoe that is just that little bit too small and gives you massive blisters, which you never wear again. At least with a size to big.... its a another pair of casual/walking shoes that are perfect after a race where your feet are a bit swollen.

Speaking of which, I have a pair of size 9 https://www.injinjiperformanceshop.com.au/collections/on-sale/products/topo-fli-lyte-2-womens in the purple, worn once for a 5k run, available if anyone wants them. :) 

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