Fast Flats: What The Trials Qualifiers Will Be Wearing On Their Feet
Mario Fraioli / January 13, 2012
T7 For The Trials
The T7 from Brooks, a lightweight road flat weighing in at around 6 ounces for men and a touch lighter for women, will be on the feet of some of their athletes competing in tomorrow's Trials, including Amy Hastings and a few of the Hansons-Brooks runners. Photo: Brooks
Special Edition Fastwitch 5 From Saucony
Saucony released a special Olympics Trials version of their popular racing flat, the Fastwitch 5, for tomorrow's race. It weighs in around 7 ounces for men and 6.2 for women. Look for it on the feet of a few of their athletes. Photo: Saucony
Custom Kinvara 2
Less of a pure racing flat and more of a lightweight trainer, some Saucony athletes will be wearing the protective Kinvara 2 at Saturday morning's Olympics Marathon Trials. It weights in around 7.7 ounces for men and 6.7 ounces for women. Photo: Saucony
Special Edition A5's
Another Saucony special release for the Olympics Trials is the A5, the lightest racing flat in the line, which checks in at 6 ounces for men and a scant 5 for women. Look for it on the feet of a few of their athletes on Saturday morning. Photo: Saucony
Sage Canaday's Green Silence
There are more current models of this popular 7 (or so)-ounce eco-friendly shoe, but Hansons-Brooks runner Sage Canaday will be rockin' his team's colors in the original version of the Green Silence on Saturday. Photo: Sage Canaday
Tyler McCandless' Wave Ronins
Mizuno athlete Tyler McCandless will be wearing his favorite flat, the Wave Ronin 3, on Saturday morning. McCandless likes the low-to-the-ground lightweight racer, which weighs in at 7 ounces.
Kara Goucher's Lunar Racers
Pretty in pink. Kara will be wearing the same Lunar Racers she rocked at the Boston Marathon earlier this year. They weigh in around 7 ounces and offer a good amount of protection in a lightweight package. Photo: Adam Goucher
At the New York City Marathon in November Meb was the first runner to wear a pair of Skechers shoes in a major marathon. The result? A 2:09:13 personal best. He'll be hoping the sub-7 ounce shoe can provide the same magic tomorrow as he attempts to secure a spot on his second Olympic Marathon team. Photo: Hawi Keflezighi
American 50K record holder Josh Cox is excited about this special edition of the Kwicky from K-Swiss he'll wear on Saturday morning. Using lighter materials found in another K-Swiss flat, the K-Ruzz, Cox's Kwicky checks in right around 8 ounces.
Ryan Hall's Hyperspeed 2's
Ryan Hall will be wearing the sub-7 ounce Hyperspeed 2 from ASICS, the same shoe he wore to win the 2008 Trials but in a different color, when he steps on the starting line tomorrow in Houston. They'll be customized with his name and American flag. Photo: Ryan Hall
McMillan Elite Say "Adios"!
The fastest shoe in the world (multiple marathon world records have been set wearing this popular model from Adidas) the Adios will be on the feet of most adidas athletes running the Trials, including many members of the McMillan Elite training group such as Nick Arciniaga, Brett Gotcher and Steph Rothstein. Photo: adidas