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Friday, May 08, 2009

Saucony Fastwitch 3

Ha ha got my first replacement shoes. But not any one of those in my list though.

Went down to the Saucony warehouse sale over the weekend to look look see see. Have went twice previously and came away disappointed with zilch so did not expect to get anything. First spotted a pair of Triumph which came in my colour. Looked okay but was disappointed when they didn't have it in my size. Only size 14 left! Hmm wonder how many people in Sg actually wear size 14 shoes?

Was kapoing around looking at the boxes and not the shoes on display and spotted a word that caught my attention. Pulled out the box (luckily the whole row didn't collapse) and whoa there it was - a bright orange shoe! Ha ha this was it. Not switching to yellow anymore. Die die this year continue with orange shoe.

The box said it was the Saucony Fastwitch 3 which I know was a racer. Now I never have a racer before but why not? This will be a perfect replacement for the Saucony Phoenix 3. And it cost only $79!

Anyway, to cut a long story short, took it out for a run on Tuesday night. It felt thin at the sole. I am so used to shoes with thick sole but this one I can feel the ground, the road markings, the small little stones and every bit and bump. But what the heck I ain't wearing this for any long race so I don't really care. The intention is to wear this for distance up to 10k.

Anyway, to cut a long story even shorter, and because I am hopeless with all the technical stuff, I am not going to review the shoes. Anybody who is really interested can read an excellent review from a fellow runner in M'sia(i think) here.

Date of Purchase: 2 May 2009

Cost: $79.00

Purchased from: Saucony Warehouse Sale

Worn in races:

Mizuno Mt Faber Run 14 June 2009
Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 6 September 2009
North East Run 14 March 2010
Passion Run 22 May 2010
Timex Tri-Run 11 Jul 2010

Retired: 26 Dec 2010

Total Mileage: 398.24km


  1. Good price I must say...Darren got me a new pair of jogging shoes (New Balance) - cannot race but I finally managed 5 km (ya ya ya...still needs lots of training to catch up with you ;0 )

    Have a nice weekend Koh :)

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  3. this one has had good reviews from fellow runners, esp. from the speedy ones :)


  4. Wah! What a great bargain! It's RM230 at the Runners Malaysia site.