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Shoe advice: switching from Saucony to NB

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I've been running in Sauconys for 4 years, starting with the Trigon 1 and up through the Trigon 5 for trainers, FastTwitch 2 for racing flats. (Though recently I switched to Asics Magic Racer for flats.)<br><br>
Well, I recently had some orthotics made, to correct my rather inefficient splay-footed running style. Hoping my race times will drop!<br><br>
Problem: the orthotics take up more volume (as well as weight) than the standard liners. The Trigon 5s puts painful pressure on my forefoot at the bottom of the laces. So, my pedorthist recommended switching to shoes with a deeper toe box, such as New Balance.<br><br>
Question: what's a good NB neutral lightweight trainer? I see that the 882 specifically has "a generous toe box", but it's not the lightest of the current offering on the NB website. That would be, I guess, the 893, which is a new shoe, available 1/15. So, I guess nobody can give me feedback on that shoe. But does it replace a lightweight trainer? NB doesn't specifically describe any of their shoes as a lightweight trainer...<br><br>
On the racing side, I haven't tried the Magic Racers with the orthotics yet, but if I were to switch to NB there too, it looks like the 1001 is the basic neutral flat? The 152 is too lightweight for marathons, I take it? (Although I wonder about that, with the extra cushioning and support the orthotics provide...) The Magic Racers are not as light as I would like, so I might be looking to make a switch here anyway. I've got an extra 2 oz./shoe penalty now because of the orthotic. My pedorthist assures me that the improved biomechanics will much more than make up for this... well, we shall see!<br><br>
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What's going on with Saucony these days? I noticed their web site has only an ad for the ProGrid Paramount for most of the Fall and now into Winter. I was trying to see where they are going with the Trigon model as RRS lists it as endangered.
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