Friday, June 27, 2008

What Do Those Running Shoes Weigh?

With the quick change of seasons from what felt like winter to what now finally feels like summer, we at Run Junkie grew curious about the weights of the different running footwear we don across all the seasons - from the water resistant trail shoe that seems to work so well in fall, to the spiked shoe for those perilously icy and dark winter runs, to the feather light racing flat for those spring and summer road races.

Admittedly, there are better ways to spend time than weighing shoes on a kitchen scale (accurate though it is), but we felt it had to be done. Methods were simple: We weighed a single shoe (generally size 44) from each pair of all the running shoes used in the past year by one of our writers. He clearly favors Asics, yet despite this, it's pretty interesting to see the variance in weights - from the leg busting Ice Bug MR3Bugrip at nearly half a kilo to the whisper light Asics Hyperspeed 2 at just 200 grams.

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1 comment:

Brad Mitchell said...

Great graph - I found myself doing the same with my selection of shoes.
I knew I saved that little food scale for a reason.