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As for the sole, the Hagio midsole is very firm and fairly stiff. Usually that¡¯s a combination that turns me off, but for some reason in this shoe the combination just seems to work perfectly. The manufacturer specs for stack heights are 23mm heel, 17mm forefoot (midsole only = 16mm heel, 9mm forefoot), but the shoe honestly feels flatter than that to me, and the shoe never seems to get in the way on the run. Because of the firmness of the sole, ground feel is quite good, and the grippy outsole pattern under the forefoot works great out on the roads.
I¡¯m really tempted to try this shoe for a marathon next spring. I¡¯ve been running in inov-8 233 and 155 over the summe Adidas ZX 850 Homme Pas Cher r and, while they¡¯ve been great for the 10K¡¯s I¡¯ve been racing, I don¡¯t think they are enough shoe for me for the full marathon distance.
The adidas adizero XT 5 was a pleasant surprise for me. I¡¯d not seen much info about it until it just recently popped up on adidas¡¯ website, and after looking it over I decided it was worth a try.
No Hagio in Australia? Haven¡¯t run in the Adios yet, worried about the heel height as I haven¡¯t run in a shoe with that high a heel in quite some time. Should be interesting.
No issues with shoe-induced pronation? I seem to have always had issues with neutral Adidas shoes that are more minimal in that they seem to increase the amount and rate of pronation I experience, often leading to Achilles issues; the same happened with the ASICS Tarther. Adidas ZX Flux Homme Pas Cher Anyway, just wondering if this issue (which I think was also touched on in your blog via Anders¡¯ guest post a LONG ways back?) presented itself with the Hagio,,,
Just a little background before I get started ¨C I¡¯m 43 years old, 6¡¯2¡å and 205lbs and I¡¯m not built for running at all ¨C add in a knee surgery 6 years ago and it really isn¡¯t for me.That being said ¨C over the past 8 years I¡¯ve done two full Ironman races and countless half ironmans and Olympics Adidas Stan Smith Homme Vente . Needless to say I have to run ¨C a lot.