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Old 05-17-07, 12:19 PM   #1
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Tri-Specific Running shoes

My girlfriend's brother just bought a pair of these Adidas Kona running shoes, and I'm wondering if anyone else makes something similar. He says these are comfortable and light, and just plain simple to transition in, but I'd like to see what another company offers.
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Old 05-17-07, 08:59 PM   #2
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I don't like adidas fit and I don't like racing flats, so I won't be purchasing a pair. Neat idea though. I think a few other brands make similar models. OR you could just get a pair of speed laces.
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I just use racing flats and elastic laces. Looking at the Kona's - it doesn't appear to have any adjustability. Whereas elastic laces and a toggle means they can be cinched up if needed.
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I don't like adidas fit and I don't like racing flats, so I won't be purchasing a pair. Neat idea though. I think a few other brands make similar models. OR you could just get a pair of speed laces.
I'm not a huge fan of adidas shoes either, but I think the idea is good. I've just bought a pair of speed laces, so we'll see.
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I just use racing flats and elastic laces. Looking at the Kona's - it doesn't appear to have any adjustability. Whereas elastic laces and a toggle means they can be cinched up if needed.
I may be misunderstanding you, but it seems that you see them purely as a slip-on. There's actually a loop on the back, which you pull up once the shoe is on. That tightens the shoe on your foot (in place of using laces). It seems to have all the adjustability necessary.
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Nike use to make somethng similar
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I may be misunderstanding you, but it seems that you see them purely as a slip-on. There's actually a loop on the back, which you pull up once the shoe is on. That tightens the shoe on your foot (in place of using laces). It seems to have all the adjustability necessary.
Thanks for the clarification - I haven't seen this shoes so didn't know about the locking mechanism...
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Puma makes (or at least made) the Tri Sock...

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/12332812.html

Saucony makes the Type-A, which is also marketed as a tri shoe...

http://www.saucony.com/product_detai...0000079&type=M


I have both of these shoes. I prefer the Type-A (with eleastic laces). They're actually my favorite shoes. Great cushioning, very good durability and fairly light. The Puma's aren't bad, but not as nice as the Saucony.

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I had a pair of the Nike slip-ons a few years back. They were really great. They had a stretchy rubber web around the outside of the shoe. Very comfortable and light. Unfortunately, I haven't seen them in a long time.

As for now, I use Adidas Supernovas with Yankz speed laces.
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I have been running in the New Balance 1222 and love it. However, it has a steep price to be replacing every 6 months or so and kinda heavy for a race. What would a fellow New Balance runner recommend that will last just as long and provide the support but be cheap?
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