Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Running Shoes: K-Swiss K-Ruuz

I recieved my new K-Swiss K-Ruuz racing flats today, compliments of the K-Swiss booth at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon. When I took them out of the box, I couldn't believe how light they were (only 6.5 oz). That is almost half the weight of my current trainers (Asics Gel Nimbus 11-11 oz.). They have a flexible forefoot, but a stiff heal that allows for some support, but you are essentially running barefoot. They are super breathable, and have vents on the bottom to allow for sweat to trickle out when the pavement heats up. Good idea since a light racer becomes heavy as soon as you start sweating! You better have flawless technique while wearing these puppies, cause they will shred your feet. I went for a 10k in them(not so smart), and my form was a little off yesterday, so I was a bit banged up afterward. I survived though. Though I got them for free, they are only $85 online, cheap compared to the other racing flats out there. I can't see these shoes lasting more than 100 miles, so I will reserve them for races, and workouts leading up to races. All in all, a pretty cool shoe.

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