The Best Running Shoes for Marathon Training

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The Best Running Shoes for Marathon Training
Picking the right marathon training shoes boosts your stamina and lowers your time. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

When the weather is good and you want to go for a run, having good quality running shoes is a must. For those training to participate in a marathon, you want more than just good shoes. You need the best running shoes to withstand the miles of pavement your feet and body must endure.

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Nike Zoom Streak XC 2

These shoes produced by Nike are some of the best running shoes for somebody training to compete in a marathon. The Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 is designed to be a unisex shoe for both men and women. This lightweight running shoe works for short distance running all the way up to a 26.2-mile marathon. Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 is built with super responsive cushioning to strengthen your feet and help with workouts and racing. These shoes can be found online or in stores, as of Feb 2011, for a price of £45.40 with shipping cost depending on where you are located.

Brooks ST 4

The Brooks ST 4 is a good quality shoe built for those running short distances and for those training for a marathon. This light weight running shoe is sleek and designed to work for men and women. The 244gr of true running pleasure knocks seconds off your time and provides comfort for your feet as you push yourself. Those training for a marathon who want a good shoe with a nice look should take the time to try on this shoe. As of Feb 2011, the Brooks ST 4 can be found in most shoe retailers for £58.

New Balance 769

This shoe by New balance is designed for comfort and stability, while at the same time appealing to the runner in you. The New Balance 769 is one of the most well-known shoes to those in the marathon community. Its light weight stable design provides mental and physical comfort to any person training to compete in a marathon. The Abzorb technology and sticky rubber outsole used by New Balance is there to absorb shock and provide traction during your training. As of Feb 2011, you can find The New Balance 769 in retail stores for £64.90.

Adidas Marathon TR 10

The adidas Marathon TR 10 is designed using synthetic textile for better comfort during short runs and marathon training. Adidas high traction rubber outsole works great for stability, helping runners who train on any surface. This is a unisex shoe that serves as a great resource for men and women looking to get a comfortable workout. As of Feb 2011, this shoe can be found online and in retail stores for £51.90. The adidas Marathon TR 10 comes in three different colours, giving you the option to pick a colour that's right for you.

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