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protometal Pro 124 posts since
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Jun 2, 2012 12:11 PM

Light shoes for "support" shoes runner.



I currently run in Brooks Adrenaline 11s (and am starting to break in a pair of 12s). They are support shoes and I like them very much. They are comfortable and, since I started wearing them, the knee area pain I had before, when I was wearing "normal" shoes, is gone. While they are great, and I will continue to wear them, they are on the heavy side. It never really bothered me until I started to do some work on the track, where the heft of the shoe became more noticable.


My question is: What are good shoe choices for someone who prefers a support shoe, but would like a lighter shoe as well? Any insight is appreciated!


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  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    1. Jun 2, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to protometal)
    Light shoes for "support" shoes runner.

    The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine has published a list of stability shoes (of which the Brooks Adrenaline is one) that includes a subset of lightweight stability models. Go to   and scan down to "Stability Shoes". The models marked with asterisks are lightweight. (The Adrenaline, per the list, is not considered lightweight).

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