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A couple of months ago I bought a pair of Brooks Axiom.
After a couple of longish runs out I noticed that my calves were very tight. I put this down to breaking them in.
But almost two months down the line and the problem hasn't got much better.
I now try and alternate between my last pair (Asics GT2100)
Anyone else had a similar problem.

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Hi Stupot,
the Axiom is a much lighter weight shoe than the Asics 2100 and doesn't (or isn't intended to) offer the same level of stability. So I'm not suprised that you might be finding tightening calf muscles on a longer run. The Axiom would be more suited to your shorter faster sessions. The Brooks equivilent to the 2100 is the Adrenaline GTS which would give you the stability that you need on those longer runs. The Axiom's lightweight posting (grey part on midsole) is designed to give a fast transition and lightweight feel to the shoe - which is ideal for faster sessions such as tempo runs and interval work.
 

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I agree with Martin.
I wear the Adrenaline GTS for regular runs and keep the Axiom for the days when I want to pick it up a bit. Axiom makes a great Marathon shoe for those that can't get away with racing flats!
 

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steepler said:
I agree with Martin.
I wear the Adrenaline GTS for regular runs and keep the Axiom for the days when I want to pick it up a bit. Axiom makes a great Marathon shoe for those that can't get away with racing flats!
I have to say that now I only use them when I a run intervals or short tempo runs.
Thanks for the advice!
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I have a normal foot and go for runs between 4 and 12 miles 4 times a week, I am 13 stone. Would these Brooks Axiom suit me? Thanks
 

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Hi, the axiom is a mild stability shoe and its really difficult to say if they would be suitable without seeing your gait and if you pronate. You might find you need something with a bit more support like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS. I'd recommend popping into a specialist running store - a good tip is to take your current running shoes and they'll give you some sound advice.
 
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