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K-Swiss Blade Light Run–($90)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

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Remarkably cushioned for a lightweight trainer that is also well suited for marathon racing, the Blade Light Run is flagged by testers as a breezy and “all-around comfortable shoe for someone who does not require much arch support.” The Blade saves weight by using a low-profile combination outsole and midsole compound that results in a flexible and resilient sensation and is ideal for tempo runs, but the generous upper was a little lax on lateral hold. It’s a good shoe for those with wider feet.

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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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