Kalenji (sold exclusively through Decathlon stores) have introduced a new range, the Kiprun. Kiprun is a range so simple there are only three to choose from:
- Kiprun SD (Short Distance) for 10km
- Kiprun MD (Medium Distance) for half marathon
- Kiprun LD (Long Distance) for marathon
I like simple, so, when they asked me if I’d like to review a pair, bearing in mind I’ve got the Great South Run coming up, I chose the half-marathon ones. These medium distance shoes also come in a choice of neutral or pronation so, as I – despite being undoubtedly wonky in places – am a neutral runner, I chose those.
Considering how light they are, they’re surprisingly cushioned and comfy. If I tried these on in a shop, I’d think ‘yes, these are the shoes for me’ (and then obviously trying on six more pairs before going back to the first pair and buying those).
I love these shoes. They’re light and springy and a perfect fit. My original thought on their appearance was they were a bit on the dull side, but when I got outside the pink bits were glowing neon. My last pair of running shoes cost £130, these are £69.99. I know which I’ll be buying next time.
So, today, I had the perfect shoes and the perfect running weather – warm but with a cooling breeze and a touch of drizzle.
Still did a shit time though. Ho hum.
For more information on the Kalejni Kiprun medium distance running shoes, visit their website.