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Training Shoes

Before you put on the racing spikes and toe the start line, you have to put in the miles of training to insure you're in top condition for your performance. Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago has a wide range of training shoes that are perfect for high school athletes who wish to get the most out of your effort. We'll analyze your gait and make sure you get in the right shoe for you. Stop by one of our seven Chicagoland locations to start your journey.

Asics DS Trainer 21 ($120)

The Asics DS Trainer 21 mixes the perfect balance of speed & stability. Neutral runners love this shoe for the added structure it supplies for longer runs, still in a lightweight package. Stability runners love this shoe because it delivers the structure and comfort they need, without the added bulk they’re used to from stability shoes.

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The Dynamic DuoMax® Support System and Propulsion Trusstic provide the stable ride runners need. A newSeamless Upper creates a better and more comfortable fit with more stretch-mesh in the toe box than previous models. Weighing in at 9.1oz for men (size 9) and 7.7oz for women (size 7) makes this one of the lightest stability shoes available. 

The Asics DS-Trainer 21 is available at all Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago locations.

Brooks Ravenna 8 ($110)

Experience an energizing spring in your step without sacrificing the security of stability with the Brooks Ravenna 8.

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The cushioning of the BioMoGoDNA midsole adapts to every stride while the high-density posting of the Diagonal Rollbar guides the foot naturally through the gait cycle to provide stability. The responsive feel comes from the pairing of a Midfoot Transition Zone with the Segmented Crash Pad – further enhanced by the blown rubber outsole in the forefoot offering an extra boost during toe off. A redesigned upper and lacing system pulls from the heel to provide a secure fit through the midfoot.  

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The Brooks Ravenna 8 is available at all Fleet Feet Sports – Chicago locations.

Brooks Launch 4 ($100)

Prepare to take off down the road and click off the miles in the streamlined and responsive Brooks Launch 4.

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Get ready for that responsive, energized feel from the improved U-groove in the heel that allows runners to run in a more natural fashion, coupled with the Midfoot Transition Zone and Segemented Crash Pads to create a quicker heel-to-toe transition. An added row of blown rubber in the forefoot tops off that responsive sensation. A DNA midsole supplies excellent cushioning while the 3D Print Fit upper stretches to the shape of the foot for a comfortable fit.

launch 4 w The Brooks Launch 4 is available at our Old Town, Lincoln Square, South Loop and Deerfield locations.

Mizuno Catalyst 2 ($110)

Get a reaction that will excite your running with the new Mizuno Catalyst 2. This lightweight stability shoe debuted on the running scene last season and this year’s update builds on the success of its predecessor and is a great selection for the high school runner seeking a lightweight ride and a touch of stability.

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The shoe continues to provide stability and shock absorption with the Fan Wave, but the Mizuno Catalyst 2 has a much smoother ride with a reformulated U4ic compound on the top of the midsole that is more responsive. Cushioning is also enhanced with a softer U4icX strobel lasting board on top of the midsole and against the foot for a softer feel. The improvements continue with the upper with a reengineered DynamotionFit that is more flexible along with an improved forefoot mesh to provide a secure, yet flexible fit around the foot.

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Check out the Mizuno Catalyst 2 at any of our Fleet Feet Sports – Chicago locations and see if it can energize your running .

New Balance Zante v2 ($100)

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The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2 is built to go fast! An aggressive toe spring and new midsole design is serious about delivering the quick transition and support you need at the front of the pack. You’ll feel fast without sacrificing cushion in this fan-favorite!

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The data inspired geometries of the fresh foam midsole mean you’ll be running efficiently and comfortably mile after mile. The new upper features engineered mesh for 360° comfort and a snug, sock-like fit. Blown rubber has been added to the outsole for a more durable ride with minimal weight. 

The New Balance Zante v2 is available at all Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago locations.

Nike Pegasus 33 ($110)

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At a manageable price of $110, the Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 is an affordable option for most runners with a neutral foot strike. The shoe is used by a variety of runners from World Champion Mo Farah to staff members who just picked up running.

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This is mainly due to its combination of quickness, flexibility, and its perfectly added cushioning amount. Taking after the looks of its predecessors, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 & 31, the shoe is similar in looks boasting the signature Nike swoosh on the side heel panel, Flywire upper and lacing system, and mesh heel counter, but has now has Zoom-Air unit in both the rearfoot and forefoot for additional cushioning. 

The Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 is available at all Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago locations.

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