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IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Primetime » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:11 am

I highly recommend getting some shoes from the "Nike Free" line. Hands down the greatest running shoes I've ever had. The shoes are amazing and last me 600-700 miles or so each pair. The support is insane and flexibility. The 5.0 and 4.0 lines are really good. SO if ur the market, pay a little more you won't regret it.

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/free-4-running-shoe/pid-10199700/pgid-10300992

I got a new pair today and tested these for 6 miles:
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Henzington » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:57 am

And here I was thinking that gym shoe was code for something.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Vicfirthxd » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:14 am

I usually buy asics, how are these compared to their quality?
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Firemancer » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:38 am

They look atrocious though.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Primetime » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:40 pm

There is so many styles of design / colors. I always went with the black / white, but hey they have a lot of versions.

I honestly haven't met a better shoe for running. I have had a asics pair in the past in college but they didn't last over 500 miles and the bottom fell out. I run about 60-70 miles a week (on track / cross country trails) so I needed something lightweight and flexible. I'd say the durability is at least a 9/10.
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Postby Onydruid » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:09 pm

The frees dont have the best support, but theyre a lightweight, versatile running shoe. Quite comfy to run in and extremely flexible. Useless for leg day, obviously. My pair of frees have lasted me for so long.
If youre a running fanatic and you're used to the asic's and do decide to switch over, really take the time to feel them out and get used to them. They're sleek, they're 'in', and overall they're a great pair of shoes.

One thing that annoys me is how easily pebbles get stuck in the grip.

And I'm with Prime with the black and white pair,
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Postby Central » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:58 pm

I went to a store that recorded how I walk and measured all my shit, i ended up getting some custom brooks running shoes and they are the best thing I've ever worn. might wanna look around for a store like that, i know the walking store is a chain that does this.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Primetime » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:22 am

Yo ony....I had that problem with the first set I owned with the pebbles, but havent had that issue with the last 2 pairs. The version that I had the pebble issue was:
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U can see how the bottom is more spread than the other versions of the shoe and the gaps between at the bottom. I haven't had that issue since this pair.
The other versions i've had absolutely no issues are:
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I think they adjusted after that version and refined it with closer design bottoms for that reason.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Onydruid » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:09 am

i think its mainly an issue with the 3.0s. the flywires you linked look nice, i havent tried those out. looks like it has more support as well
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Moonfaxx » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:40 am

Because sometimes you love your discontinued running shoes so much that you find a new pair through seedy, underground back channels just to keep a good thing going. Nike LunarElite+ 2's, my favorite running shoe ever.

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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Primetime » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:17 am

Yeah it's hard to try a new pair once u get to used to them. The Free series is just so different than the other shoes....I feel like it works more than a normal running shoe. I don't think I could change now. And the series has the same bottom / flex on all their versions so you can really get the perfect shoe.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Jungle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:42 pm

I also have nike frees, black and yellow. I love them. <3
I like how they dont make my feet sweaty.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Rootleaf » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:16 pm

Would these be good for mostly elliptical use? I rarely get outside to run, but would want something for the times I do.

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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Onydruid » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:17 pm

These would be great for elliptical use. They're lightweight, fit well and breathe beautifully. This pair would last you quite a long time with primarily elliptical use.
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Re: IF you're in the market for new running shoes....

Postby Rootleaf » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:00 pm

Thanks!

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