What are running flats?

What are running flats?

Running flats are lightweight racing shoes that are flat and have no heel. They provide minimal cushioning, less durable and are really uncomfortable in the long run.  These non-traditional running shoes are not suitable for long training runs and wear out faster than the traditional running shoe. Their average running life is around 125-250 miles.   Running flats purpose is only for racing, and racing to win.

Having said this, traditional running shoes with different arch support is a common cause of injuries.  Runners wear the incorrect shoes which cause more strain on the feet or knees.  As a result, a small number of runners train and race exclusively in racing flats.

There are many types of nice looking running flats. Although they are lightweight, fast and less bulky, I wouldn’t trade that for support, stability, and cushioning. Here are some racing flats.

Saucony Grid Fastwitch 3

Saucony Grid Fastwitch 3

Saucony Grid Tangent 3

Saucony Grid Tangent 3

Adidas adiZero Mana

Adidas adiZero Mana

Adidas adiZero Pro

Adidas adiZero Pro

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