I am a racewalker. Which adidas (or other) shoes would you recommend that are extremely lightweight?
– CELESTE SCHEEPERS, PRETORIA MILITARY WALKING CLUB
Within the adidas range the best shoe for
race-walking would be the adiZERO Adios racing flat model, which is super-lightweight and flexible and thus perfect for racewalking. Interestingly, this is the same shoe that Haile Gebrselassie wore when he broke the marathon world record, running 2:03:58 in Berlin, so if it’s good enough for Haile, I’m sure you’ll love them too!
Most reputable shoe or sports stores stock adidas products, so should be able to contact adidas in Cape Town to order you a pair of Adios.
Modern Athlete Expert
Running journalist with ten years’ experience of writing gear columns and reviews, from clothing and shoe buyers’ guides to watches, heart rate monitors, GPS units and sunglasses.