I'm looking for some advice from the collective wisdom massed here in the forum. I'm in the middle of training for a half marathon PR (okay, it's my first half so I know it'll be a PR) in May, and then a fall marathon (also a PR, if you get my drift...). Anyhow, I've been running in Skechers Go Run 2s, which I really like - I like the fit, the feel, and the colors, even. What I'm finding, though, that for my longer runs the Skechers seem like they may be too minimal, like they might not have enoigh cushioningl (I had them out for a 10-miler today). My legs feel okay, but my ankles and feet feel especially tired. I'm wondering about folks who have done for halfs and fulls in shoes like these. In other words, would it be better to look for another shoes for longer distances, and keep using the GR2s for speed work/hills, and shorter runs?
I think the transition to lower drop shoes is complete, so I'd be up for a low drop, or even zero drop. I've been lusting after a pair of Altra Instincts (1.5s) since I took them for a spin at my local running store. After reading about the Torins here and elsewhere, I'm thinking that the extra cushioning might be a good thing for me. Also, really intrigued by the Altra Ones when they come out in a month.
Sorry for the long post - any advice would be very welcome - low drop, big toe box. I tried on the Virratta, and the toe box felt too narrow. I also have a running buddy who won't shut up about his Green Silences. Thanks in advance.