Fast Flats: U.S. Olympic Marathoners’ Racing Shoes

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Jul. 23, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM UTC

Desiree Davila, Brooks

Desiree Davila will be racing in a pair of custom Brooks T7 Racers. They’re also red, white and blue and have a stars and stripes pattern with “Desi 2012” emblazoned across the lateral side of the heel, plus a motivational message (“I’m Ready”) inspired by her fiancée inscribed on the inside of the shoe. Brooks had to modify the design slightly to fit its logo on the 4.7-oz. men’s size 5.5 shoes she’ll be wearing. (The Brooks T7 Racer is a unisex model).

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Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler is the editor-in-chief of Competitor magazine. He has raced every distance from 50 yards to 100 miles and run in more than 700 pairs of running shoes in the past 25 years. You can reach him at

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