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Announcing 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide “Best In Class”

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Apr 10, 2013
Photo: John David Becker


New Balance RC 1600
$110, Newbalance.com
The draw: Special weapon for fast workouts

Get ready to fly in these babies. The RC 1600 fit precisely as a fast racing flat should: snug around the entire foot, low-profile and with a nearly seamless upper that makes running sockless incredibly comfortable. Choose thin socks if you wear any at all, as the fairly narrow toebox can put some lateral pressure on the feet. The lightly stiff cushioning requires some adjustment, particularly during the transition from initial footstrike to toe-off.

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