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While the marathon racing distance is the same for everybody (26.2 miles), rarely we see a sporting event where the levels and expectations are so varied among its participants.
For this reason, there is not a single best marathon shoes that will work for everyone.
We split our recommendation in three main sections:
If this is your first Marathon, it’s possible that your race day will be the day where you run the most miles. For this reason, we recommend to use a shoe with enough cushioning to take you comfortably to the finish line. Your objective is not to run fast, but to run long.
One recommendation is to race with the same shoe you used for your long training runs . You’ll be familiar with a shoe that served you well while racking up miles and you’ll have no surprises on race day.
These are our favorite long-distance support shoes that can double for marathon training and racing.
These shoes are (generally) lighter, lower to the ground and with a lower heel drop. They could be your daily training shoes if you are particularly light or efficient, but work great as a race day shoe for runners who usually run in “more” shoe.
Here are fast options for runners who need support.
Are you trying to break under 3 hours or are you trying to get as close as 2 hours as possible? These are the shoes that can help you get there.
So, here they are, our favourite Marathon shoes.
Have you run or plan to race your Marathon in one of those? Let us know what you think! Are there shoes that we forgot? Let us know!
If you found this guide useful, have a look at our other ones!
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