Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Facebook Sign In with Google Sign In with OpenID Sign In with Twitter

VigLink badge



Last Active


  • Me too.  I sized down to a 10.5 from my usual 11 and they fit great.
  • Hi Tina. I too have very tight calves which I must keep working on all the time. I was disappointed with the results I was getting from a foam roller and have since found two other tools, one inexpensive, one not-so-inexpensive, which have worked …
  • Good luck with the A5's.  As Pete noted, they are terrific shoes and I ran a number of successful shorter races in them last year.  My favorite racing shoe, however, is the GoRun Speed (aka GoMeb).  I found it to be very responsive and just enough e…
  • I ran my last marathon in the Pure Flow 2 and was very happy.  Your description of the shoe "getting out of the way" is very apt. It is a bit heavier than most of the shoes I run in regularly but I opted for a little extra comfort and protection.  N…
  • Thanks for the input everyone.  I spent a lot of time at my LRS trying on and running in both sizes.  What I really needed was a 10 3/4. ;-)  I decided to go with the 10 1/2 as it just felt a bit more secure and responsive for the faster-paced runs …
  • Thanks Harbourboy!
  • Thanks Sentzation!  Very helpful!
  • I tend to be a pretty solid 11 in most shoes.  I have gone up to 11.5 in shoes that run really small like the Brooks Pure Connect and the Nike Lunaracer+ 3 and down to 10.5  in shoes like the Inov8 Road-X 233 and the Mizuno Evo Cursoris.  
  • Good luck Wisebug!  With regard to the Skechers, the original GoRun had a very pronounced midfoot bump which was significantly reduced (for the better in my opinion) in the GoRun2.  Slightly noticeable when walking but not at all when running.  The …
  • Wisebug, I would definitely choose the Virrata over the Pure Drift for your purposes.  I really wanted to like the Pure Drift but it is just a so-so shoe for me.  It is hard to explain but at faster speeds it kind of feels "dead"; like all of your e…
  • Oops.  sorry Wisebug.  The first sentence should be that "I would NOT choose either for the purpose you describe".  
  • Hi Wisebug.  I run in both the Pure Drift and the Virrata and I would chose either for the purpose you describe.  I find the Pure Drift to be a little bit "sloppy" and not all that responsive in fast-paced situations.  There is good ground feel in t…
  • Thanks Dave!  I like the firm yet substantial cushioning of the MT1010.  I was hoping the road version would be similar.  Appreciate your feedback!