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Jul 25, 2020 - 9:02am

Nike Zoom Fly 3s

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 25, 2020 - 10:50pm

Air Zoom alphaflys are so much fun to run in, I feel like Eliud Kipchoge whenever I put them on, would recommend even though they're pricey. That being said they're not really training shoes and wear out quickly, so if you're only going to have one pair, I'd go with the Air Zoom Pegasus, those are my go to training shoes.

Jul 25, 2020 - 9:05am
thugs_bunny:

what should I look for in shoes.

Shoes with a carbon plate and high cushion.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 25, 2020 - 5:05pm
ralph64:

Any experience with Zoom Fly's? I've had my finger on the trigger on a pair of these for a couple of days now

Zoom Fly 2 and 3 are solid shoes with a carbon plate - I'm not sure about the originals.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 27, 2020 - 9:31pm

Yeah I have raced in the 4% too and have the Next%. I'm obsessed.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 25, 2020 - 9:31am

I think you are joking, but that would be a bad idea. Alphafly's are racing shoes, have a very limited life, and most importantly for people who won't be running on a flat, well maintained road, they will have terrible stability. You will most likely fall if you try to run on a trail with them.

As for shoes, hard to recommend without knowing what type of runner you are (whether you need stability, cushioning, things like your weight, the amount of mileage you are trying to get to). As an example you can try 3 different Brooks shoes and they will feel completely different.

I recommend brooks as a reasonable brand, but within that you need to give a bit more detail or try some on.

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Jul 25, 2020 - 9:36am
theATL:

I think you are joking, but that would be a bad idea.

Yeah, if he spends $400 on Nikes to jog in, I think he can still run in the Rolex too and the Gucci tee.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 25, 2020 - 12:33pm

$275 ... but sold out within minutes

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 25, 2020 - 10:57pm

I use Nike Air Zoom Pegasus for normal running workouts and another pair for working out and another pair as walking shoes. Tried Brooks and Hoka before, just didn't like them as much as the Air Zoom Pegasus, it's just better on my feet and keeps the shin splints away. That being said, go to a running shop where people know their shit and try a bunch on and get a knowledgeable store associate to help you pick out a shoe.

Jul 25, 2020 - 9:41am

Some other popular models are Hoka One One, Nike Peagusus Turbo 2

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 25, 2020 - 9:42am

vibram five fingers boiiii
git strong feets
fuck running though it's a lame activity do deads instead

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 25, 2020 - 10:06am

I want to try Hokas one day - I have heard good things.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 25, 2020 - 10:12am

Honestly, the best thing for your body would likely go to a running store with a treadmill video setup for someone to analyze your strike and for you to try on shoes on the treadmill. This may prevent knee problems in the future if you get the wrong shoe or need specialized shoes.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 27, 2020 - 11:24am

great advice here. the best running shoe for me may be the worst one for you, and vice versa

I have a neutral strike, am not overweight, and on a good week will put in 20-30 miles, most are around 10-15 though. have zoom pegasus and saucony kinvara, both are good. the pegasus are better for longer runs, the kinvaras are great for 2-4 miles, I feel like I can really fly in those but the stability isn't the same as nike.

my running buddy swears by brooks. he's a little bigger than me and has shorter legs, but we run similar distances and pace. he's hated the ON, hoka, and under armour running shoes he's tried, always went back to brooks. different strokes

also GoldenCinderblock it's possible to do both. I deadlift 2-3x a week and run 2-3x a week, DO BOTH SON, STAY HARD

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:38pm
thebrofessor:

great advice here. the best running shoe for me may be the worst one for you, and vice versa

I have a neutral strike, am not overweight, and on a good week will put in 20-30 miles, most are around 10-15 though. have zoom pegasus and saucony kinvara, both are good. the pegasus are better for longer runs, the kinvaras are great for 2-4 miles, I feel like I can really fly in those but the stability isn't the same as nike.

my running buddy swears by brooks. he's a little bigger than me and has shorter legs, but we run similar distances and pace. he's hated the ON, hoka, and under armour running shoes he's tried, always went back to brooks. different strokes

also GoldenCinderblock it's possible to do both. I deadlift 2-3x a week and run 2-3x a week, DO BOTH SON, STAY HARD

i know bro im just joshin
but if we're being honest, it's not possible to optimize for both. they're like opposite activities actually. i don't really see the point of running for distance. sprints are cool. rowing is an objectively superior form of cardio imo

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 25, 2020 - 6:27pm

This reminds me, there was a kid that ran in a pair of fucking Jordan cement 5's at one of my cross country meets in highschool. He took off full sprint and was gassed literally like 20 seconds into a 5k. It was quite a spectacle

Jul 25, 2020 - 10:45pm

I used to run in Brooks Ghost until I found Zoom Fly 2 and Zoom Fly 3

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 25, 2020 - 6:39pm

Full disclosure: I used to work as a part time sales associate for Nike, so I may be a bit biased here. Although the proper shoe is largely dependent upon your build, foot type (wide, narrow, etc.), and any injuries you might have sustained, I would highly recommend Nike's Epic React Flyknit 2.

You can look up the technologies in the shoe and the purpose for each on the company's website - whatever is touted is largely true. I can tell you first hand, as someone with recurring knee problems (and not as a sales associate), that after purchasing these shoes, my running experience has improved 10x. I actually love to run now.

If you're looking for a shoe to wear leisurely in addition to the performance it provides, I would recommend:

Nike zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 (all black goes well with a suit, and - when we are able to return to the office - will make your commute from the train to the office extremely easy on the knees)

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14

And if you have flat feet, Nike Air Zoom Structure 22.

Hope this helps.

Jul 25, 2020 - 11:20pm
Incoming AnalystΒ inΒ CorpFin:

Full disclosure: I used to work as a part time sales associate for Nike, so I may be a bit biased here. Although the proper shoe is largely dependent upon your build, foot type (wide, narrow, etc.), and any injuries you might have sustained, I would highly recommend Nike's Epic React Flyknit 2.

You can look up the technologies in the shoe and the purpose for each on the company's website - whatever is touted is largely true. I can tell you first hand, as someone with recurring knee problems (and not as a sales associate), that after purchasing these shoes, my running experience has improved 10x. I actually love to run now.

If you're looking for a shoe to wear leisurely in addition to the performance it provides, I would recommend:

Nike zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 (all black goes well with a suit, and - when we are able to return to the office - will make your commute from the train to the office extremely easy on the knees)

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14

And if you have flat feet, Nike Air Zoom Structure 22.

Hope this helps.

These are some good recommendations, but I really think having a carbon plate is a major advantage to running and the running experience.

Epic React 2 (from what I've heard) is a highly popular shoe, but slightly dated and entry level. But, I heard the Nike React Infinity has more foam than the Epic React 2. But, I don't know if either of these has a carbon plate, when you could get a similar Flyknit shoe with a carbon plate in the Zoom Fly 2 (similar) or the Zoom Fly 3 (amazing). Yes the Pegasus Turbo 2 has a carbon plate as well with the highly rated Zoom X foam, so should be a winner from these specs, but I've never tried them personally.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 25, 2020 - 10:54pm

I've been wearing the Saucony Triumph 17's recently, had a great experience with them. Used to get a lot of shin splints and now they've completely gone away.

Jul 27, 2020 - 6:55pm

As far as brands go, I like Asics the best, but it varies by individual. I would definitely recommend that you go to a running store to have someone who knows their shit recommend shoes for you. A lot of it will depend on your weight and pronation

I’m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there’s more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at
Jul 27, 2020 - 9:32pm

Just remember that the first sub-5 minute miles were being run in the early 1800s. What shoes did men have then? Look at the shoes Sir Roger Bannister wore when he ran the first sub-4 mile in 1954, is that what you're looking for? The problem that you have is the same that most Americans have: you're driven by consumerism, not a will to improve yourself. The reality is that the shoes you wear make zero difference to your performance until you're at the professional level. The most important thing about your running shoes is that the treads are worn but that's not what you're interested in. No, you just want to be sold on marketing materials and spend money thinking you're buying the 'lifestyle.'

Jul 27, 2020 - 10:00pm

I understand what you are going for but the two things aren't mutually exclusive (actually exercising and having good shoes). I also think it is bad advice to just give someone your favorite shoe (as others have done).

I think good advice is as others have pointed out, that there are different types of shoes for different types of runners (based on foot strike, weight, etc).

You don't have to be "driven by consumerism" to ask for recommendations on good shoes when trying to get back into running. There are many people who take running seriously who have gone through their fair share of shoes who can offer advice on things three found to work vs not, and as I said above, ultimately it depends on what type of rubber you are.

You can have both (take running seriously and want good shoes that will minimize your chance at getting injured).

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Jul 28, 2020 - 11:52am

No love for AISICS on here? Nikes are too skinny for my feet and the gel nimbus I get is supposed to be pretty good for neutral runners. Get a pair every year or so and they haven't led me wrong yet.

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