The much awaited successor to the Fastwitch 4 aka Tiger has arrived. Its not Sir Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho or King Kenny Daglish, but its the Fastwitch 5 aka THE WHITE KNIGHT. The Fastwitch 5 will be another Thousand Mile Horse (千里 馬) for those runners who are already running with the Fastwitch series. It was officiallly released in USA during the Feb 2011 timeframe and now it has galloped into the Malaysia soil.
Saucony is hacking heels again with the Fastwitch 5 going to a 4mm drop (from heel to forefoot drop), and that it's a feature that many runners now want. This basically give the Fastwitch 5 a lower profile design and with a faster and more efficient heel to forefoot transition.
The Fastwitch 5 shoe is lightweight and responsive for fast training days to fast race days. It sports a breathable mesh upper with a dual-density SSL EVA midsole. The XT-900™ outsole of the Fastwitch 5 provides enhanced traction and better durability (compare to Fastwitch 3 and 4) Besides the enhancements, Saucony had maintained the ever popular drainage system on the outsole of the Fastwitch 5, allowing water to drain out when running under a wet condition.
Designed to be a racing/training hybrid, the main change is increased weight and midfoot support. The change is technically good featuring stronger midfoot support and the improved torsion control is very apparent, plus transition to toe-off will be excellent.
The Fastwitch 5 is now available retailing at RM429. Current promotion price will be RM300.00
(NOTE: The model do run a little small and a half size bigger in these shoes will be advisable).
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