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  • There's a guest review on runblogger about the Cursoris and the Levitas: http://runblogger.com/2013/01/brooks-drift-mizuno-evo-levitas-mizuno.html I have the Levitas and use it without insoles for road running. The shape of the shoe is a bit odd. I…
  • Inov-8 Road-x 155 of Road-xtreme 178. Both have a roomy toebox made of stretchy material. 3mm drop for both.
  • I used them last saturday for a workout. It was a while ago since I used them. I had forgotten that the lack of cushioning totally isn't an issue for me anymore. A part of the road with some gravel on still was uncomfortable, though.
    in Five Fingers Comment by Rudy May 26
  • Bare-x 180 are also available in black and white (I have them myself). Zero drop and zero cushioning. May be. More difficult to find, because they were a sort of limited edition.
  • Try to get your hands on the black and grey inov-8 road-x 155. No reflectors and just 3mm drop. It's still available at sportsshoes.com for a reasonable price.
  • @DonL:  1/ The insole is just as thin, but has a slight pattern on the bottom against slippage.2/ The upper is more breathable. It's a bit coarse, but on the inside near the toes they've added some soft material. This coarse material is also at the …
  • @Bryan Ok, I tought it could help to avoid the rubbing... @TrailRunningDad:  I would like to try them, but they aren't available in Europe... Not yet mentioned in this thread (because they aren't zero-drop) are the Inov-8 road-x 155. They are around…
  • @Bryan: I also wouldn't consider the Levitas a shoe to run in sockless. Swapping the insole for something thinner (or no insole at all) could prevent the rubbing.
  • @Bryan: Mizuno Levitas are indeed more difficult to get a good fit. I had to tie the laces in Altra style and now it's fine. First couple of runs I had a problem with the logo on the side that cut in the side of my right foot. @fr2ttw: Why don't you…
  • I think the Skechers Go Bionic (prana) is a good choice (already mentioned above) if you still can find it. Version 2 is also a good option. Same sole and without insole it's zero drop. Mizuno Evo Levitas or Cursoris can also be found online at a di…
  • I think that the main problem may be the lack of attention for a good running form. Most of the people who run don't ever get their running form analysed or corrected by some sort of training. So for most people, shoes have to make up for that and p…
  • Ha, it looks like I should get connected to some people inside Skechers :) Although the Go Bionic are still my favorite Skechers model (almost 500K on my first pair) and they don't have the squish.
  • The Inov-8 Road-x 155 may also be an option. Can be found cheap if you like bright yellow!
  • It looks like a version I will skip. My original Go Run and Go run 2 are still far from worn down, but, more important, the sole of the Go run 2 is just not wide enough for my feet and a bit to squishy for my taste. I mainly use them for recovery ru…
  • I read somewhere (and it's on a dutch website about running: http://www.runinfo.nl/gewichtinfo.htm ) that 1kg of body-weight slows you down for about 3 seconds per kilometer. So that can make a difference of 30 seconds on a 10K run (not a very diffi…
  • Sizing is exact the same as the original gobionics. I sized up from 11 to 11.5, but that is because my feet have changed shape in the past year. I also have a 11.5 gorun 2, so the same size as the bionic prana, although the bionics are wider. I use …
  • I also bought the Go Bionic prana on Amazon, as a backup for my current Go Bionics. It is nice to see there are some differences  between the original bionics and the prana's: 1/ The upper has been made of a more breathable material (the dotted part…
  • A forefootstrike doesn't say anything as long as we don't know what the rest of your body is doing during running / how your running form is. If you tip on your toes, land with your foot way in front of your body, or use a active push-off with your …
  • Here's a pic of my Bionics after 300km. Definitely a forefoot striker. I guess the shoes will hold up for another 300km. I'm 6'1" and about 185lb (186cm / 85kg)
  • Hmm, I never had this problem with the thin sock-liner of the Go Bionics. In my Go Run 2's I don't use the sock-liner, so I don't have that problem. On the other hand, I have a problem with a small unevenness under the non-removable sock-liner of th…