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Nike Free Run *Shield* (Read 933 times)


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    Has anyone tried this version of the Nike Free Run 3?  I really love my 3s, but am wondering whether that reflective/waterproof upper is worth the added cost over the regular Free Runs.  I used to wear the Lunarflys and was not a fan of the Lunarfly Trail, since that weatherized upper made the overall fit of the shoe too snug--upsizing would not have worked, as the arches would have hit my foot in the wrong spot.  And the trails just plain felt too stiff overall.  I suspect that this could be the case with the Shield, too.

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    just a simple cat

      I didn't try them on, but I inspected them at the shoe store and they looked exactly the same, and felt the same weight.  One seemed to have more reflective shine on the logo though.

       

      I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


      Needs more cowbell!

        That's good to hear.  I may have to try to find a pair locally, though I suspect the chain stores won't have the shield model and I may have to trek an hour to the nearest running store.

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


        In it for the long run..

          Zoomy-  I would recommend that you check out Altra shoes.  They are zero drop but with cusioning. 

          "It's not who wins the workout..."


          Needs more cowbell!

            I don't know that I'm ready for 0, yet.  I have a pair of Brooks PureFlows which are 4, IIRC.  I think the Nike Free Runs are 6mm, which is about perfect for me, at this point.  Baby steps...it wasn't that many years ago that I was running in shoes with 12mm drops.  I tend to pedal pointy-toed, so I suspect my calf muscles are going to take a while to really stretch to be comfortable with 0 drop shoes.  The Brooks tend to make my calves kinda cranky.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              I don't know anything about Nike Free but I'm on my sixth pair of Lunarglides. I tried the "Shield" version in the store thinking they might be good for the winter and found them to be overly snug and stiff, not like the Lunarglides I knew. Perhaps they would be different after breaking them in. Dunno.

               

              I'd like to give a shout out to good wool running socks.


              Needs more cowbell!

                Ahhh...this is what I suspected could be the case after wearing the Lunarfly Trails, which also have some sort of weatherized/water-resistant upper.  They didn't even feel like the same shoe on my foot, even though they looked and felt pretty much the same from the outside.  I only wore those for a handful of runs before I gave up on them.  They fit me so poorly compared to the regular road version of the shoe.

                 

                I already wear Smartwool socks and generally wear heavier ones for Winter.  I definitely wouldn't have room in a shoe for those if it were any snugger.  Chances are those will be enough.  The Free Runs are just so light and ventilated that I fear cold feet if we get the sort of Winter that I'm hearing is predicted (kind of the opposite of last Winter...I loved that sort of non-winter).

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    One seemed to have more reflective shine on the logo though.

                   

                   

                  I'm sold.


                  just a simple cat

                    I'm sold.

                     You're their target!  Blush

                     

                    I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house