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Brooks T6 Racer — ($85)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun. 24, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM UTC

2010 Summer Shoe Guide Homepage

At a mere six ounces, the T6 is one of the lightest racing flats on the market. Our testers found it to have the traditionally snug and close fit of a racer with a highly flexible wrapping feel. Although only available in men’s models, female testers had success going a size and a half down. These minimalist shoes had their overlays removed from the toe box for more flexibility in the forefoot. We recommend them for efficient, neutral runners, although they probably don’t offer enough cushioning or protection for runners going farther than a half marathon. brooksrunning.com

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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