My 2018 Marathon Training Shoes
Saucony Running Shoes

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

This is a serious shoe. It is my first foray into a max-cushion style. I thought they’d make great marathon training shoes. I notice that the sole feels firm, and keeps my stride aligned. I feel more supported and protected when I run with these. The toe box is generous, and the shoe is well-built. I can wear it in the winter without worrying about it getting too wet, being too cold or slipping as much as my other shoes. The only complaint is that the lacing is a little hard to adjust at times.

Saucony Peregrine Ice Running Shoes

Saucony Peregrine Ice 7+

I won these shoes from a Saucony event (#WeAreWinterWarriors) in January 2018. I had been longing for a winter running shoe for a long time, having relied on using the “Screw Shoe” method for the past two winters. The Peregrine Ice was a huge upgrade. My feet stayed SO DRY! The special material on the tread really works to prevent sliding on ice as I run. Top marks for these bad boys.

Merrell Running Shoes

Merrell Trail Glove 4

I love these shoes. These are the third pair of barefoot-style Merrell shoes I’ve owned. I opted for the trail version this time to get more traction on, well, trails! I feel nimble and light when running with these. The toe box is roomy, and the water resistance is great. I never get any blisters or hot spots with these shoes.

Nike Running Shoes

Nike Flex 2016

I bought these on a whim at Winners – and I’m glad they did. First of all, I think they look fly. Practically, they are light and breathable, but with a gentle cloudy-like sensation in the step. They have more cushion than the Merrells of course, but these running shoes still feel speedy. They are versatile enough for the gym, as well.