Everyone asks me about the shoes I wear. First, during the 100 mile race I change my shoes about 4 times. Second, you need to train on the shoe you are racing in.
Everyone has a different foot and the feel in the shoe at the end of the training should be your best judgement of how well the shoe performed. I started with Mizuno, tried several Asics and ended in Brooks every time.
I have been running exclusively in Brooks until I purchased a new shoe called Altra zero drop. I have been running on this shoe for two weeks and love it!
The concept of this shoe is it is flat and a lot of room for the toes. My body felt great during the run and the next day for my recovery run. I am running large volume of miles right now so the shoe is a huge choice. I am sold.
We will see how it holds out in my up coming race in 7 weeks! I’m so excited!!!!