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Shoe Review: Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2

October 19, 2009

NIKE_STREAK_XC2The Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 are the newest addition to my racing flat collection. These flats are very light weighing only 5.4 ounces. The upper is made of a lightweight shear see-through mesh and the tongue almost feels like paper. The insole is flat like a track flat. So you can’t slip in a pair of SuperFeet. The sole has knobbies which are intended for little extra grip and also provide some extra cushioning. The Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 toebox is narrow. I would recommend trying on a pair a half size larger than normal. The XC 2’s ride great for such a lightweight shoe. I can’t wait to use them in a race.

If you are wondering how far you can go on a pair of Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 , Dathan Ritzenhein placed third at the 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, in Birmingham, UK with them.

eBay Score: Saucony Grid Fastwitch 2

August 1, 2009

eBay Score: Saucony Grid Fastwitch 2Recently I had scored a pair of Saucony Grid Fastwitch 2 racing flats on eBay for $26 + $9.99 shipping. Not bad at all. I took them to the East River Track for a training session this week. They feel great. The Saucony Grid Fastwitch 2 are best on hard surfaces like asphalt. The shoes have an amazing response when the shoe strikes the ground and then release. I can’t wait to run a race with them.