Best Racing Flats: Autumn 2022

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Best Racing Flats: Autumn 2022

Give yourself a fair advantage

...with this season's most impressive racing flats. Lighter and faster than ordinary trainers and designed to bring you maximum energy return, a racing shoe will help you shave seconds or even minutes off your PB. Racing shoes are also great as a less cumbersome option for fast, up tempo training runs.

If you can, come into our stores for a personalised shoe fitting to make sure you're getting the best, most comfortable racing shoe for your footstrike. Here is a selection of what we have to offer at Run and Become. (Weights quoted are for a size 8 UK men's shoe and a size 6 UK women's shoe.)

Lightest Weight Racers / Best Racers for Support / Best Cushioned, Neutral Racers

Lightweight racing shoes

Lightest Weight Racers

Featherweight and snappy for a supersonic pace:

Saucony Endorphin PRO

Saucony Endorphin PRO

The premium racing flat from Saucony, the Endorphin PRO helps you to achieve your best times in races due to the carbon plate and Speedroll technologies. The full length carbon-fibre plate is sandwiched in between two soft layers of PWRRUN PB cushioning. Alongside Sepeedroll geometries this creates propulsive movement forward, decreasing your fatigue so you can accomplish your fastest times.

Weight: men's 213g / women's: 179g. Offset: 8mm (heel 35.5mm / forefoot: 27.5mm).

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 3
£210.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 2
£155.00 £190.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 2
£155.00 £190.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 2
£155.00 £190.00

Women's Saucony Endorphin PRO 2
£155.00 £190.00

Women's Saucony Endorphin PRO 2
£155.00 £190.00

Support racing shoes

Best Racers for Support

No racing shoe will give much anti-pronation control because it adds too much weight but if you’re an overpronator and you want a touch of guidance, consider these racers:

Saucony Fastwitch

Saucony Fastwitch

Focused on speed, the Fastwitch has been a staple of the racing market for many years. Its responsive SSL EVA midsole absorbs impact without slowing you down and a firmer density support piece on the inside gives an element of pronation control. Built on a 4mm drop for a balanced ride without too much extra material at the heel. Weighs in at 193g.

Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9
£105.00

Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9
£100.00

Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9
£75.00 £100.00

Neutral road racing shoes

Best Cushioned, Neutral Racers

Longer races (beyond 10KM) or extended speed sessions will require a racing shoe with a bit of extra cushioning.

Hoka Carbon X / Saucony Endorphin Speed / Saucony Endorphin Shift / Adidas Adios

Hoka Carbon X

Hoka's Carbon X2 is the inspiration behind a 100km race (Project Carbon X2) that took place in Arizona, January 2021, where the top athletes tried their best to break the 100km world record. The carbon fibre plate is placed in between two soft layers of Profly cushioning in the midsole. The combination of the carbon plate and the aggressive Meta-rocker propels you forward onto your toes to speed you up.

Due to Hoka's typical well-cushioned, thick midsole and super stable ride, the Carbon X is a brilliant choice for a runner who wants to achieve their fastest speed, especially in long distances like a marathon or even an ultra distance. It of course can also be used for shorter distances if you're looking for super-cushioned racing shoes with added propulsion.

Weight: men's 239g, women's 198g. Offset: 5mm (men's 32/27mm women's 25/22mm).

Men's Hoka Carbon X 3
£160.00

Men's Hoka Carbon X 2
£136.00 £160.00

Women's Hoka Carbon X 3
£160.00

Women's Hoka Carbon X 2
£136.00 £160.00

Saucony Endorphin Speed

Under the Saucony Endorphin PRO (with built-in carbon plate) in the Endorphin range is the Endorphin Speed, featuring a nylon plate. The less aggressive plate gives this momentum racer wider appeal without putting too much pressure on the body, while still offering strong propulsion to increase your speed. The Speedroll technology in the midsole further enhances this propulsion effect. The new upper of this latest version features recycled plastic to support the environment. Soft PWRRUN PB cushioning absorb the hard impact from running.

Weight 224gOffset: 8mm (heel: 35.5mm, forefoot: 27.5mm).

Men's Saucony Endorphin Speed 3
£165.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin Speed 3
£165.00

Women's Saucony Endorphin Speed 3
£165.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
£125.00 £155.00

Saucony Endorphin Shift

Saucony introduces the second incarnation of the Endorphin Shift, their excellent racing shoe, with propulsion effect to increase your daily running speed. The new heel counter has been trimmed down to deliver a more precise fit and lightweight feel. The improved FORMFIT upper contains recycled materials to support the environment. The lightweight, breathable upper materials are specially moulded to offer 360 degrees of comfort and security.

Weight: men's 295g / women's 261g. Offset: 4mm (heel: 38mm, forefoot: 34mm).

Men's Saucony Endorphin Shift 2
£107.00 £130.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin Shift 2
£107.00 £130.00

Men's Saucony Endorphin Shift 2
£107.00 £130.00

Women's Saucony Endorphin Shift 2
£107.00 £130.00

Women's Saucony Endorphin Shift 2
£107.00 £130.00

Adidas Adios

Adios is Adidas' iconic super-quick racing flat which has won more international marathons than you can shake a stick at. The firmer Lightstrike Pro compound alongside the super-soft Lightstrike foam and torsion system in the midsole deliver a perfect balance of softness and responsiveness for a smooth ride. The light Microfit mesh upper features recycled materials. Sticky continental rubber on the outsole helps you keep your footing in the rain or as you run over wet pavements at water stations. Even in the dry it saves you valuable seconds by reducing backwards slipping as you toe off. Enough cushioning for longer races or faster training sessions. Weighs in at 231g.

Wishing you many enjoyable races and personal bests this season!

Men's Adidas Adizero Adios 6
£110.00

Men's Adidas Adizero Adios 6
£85.00 £110.00

Men's Adidas Adizero Adios 5
£50.00 £130.00

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