Are five finger shoes really good for running? (Read 165 times)

    Surly Bill - Probably best if you just stick to talking about Skechers running shoes.

     

    I'm glad you asked!

    The outlet near me opened up after a few months, and all the "clearance" shoes were $25. I bought a pair of the GR7 with the upper everyone hates, and they're not too bad. As long as you're not cornering like a racecar the uppers are fine, and the midsole is about perfect amount of protection and light weight. I boarded up the windows of a local running store where I know the owner, because it was on the looting route, and they gave me a pair of Clifton6. I haven't run much in them because I twisted my knee, but my comparison after two runs in each puts the GR7 in the lead. The Cliftons despite being "more forgiving" in model 6 are still tight across the ball of the foot, but relaxed everywhere else. Wish I could slide the tighter section back to the arch where it's needed.

    55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying

    rlopez


       

      Cool.  So you can teach me to run a new half marathon world record then?

       

      Walking.

       

      Barefoot. 

      Like an ostrich.

      sport jester


      Biomimeticist

         

        Cool.  So you can teach me to run a new half marathon world record then?

         

        Yes. I'll gladly send you a private message.

        Experts said the world is flat

        Experts said that man would never fly

        Experts said we'd never go to the moon

         

        Name me one of those "experts"...

         

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        Elite Jogger

           

          I'm glad you asked!

          The outlet near me opened up after a few months, and all the "clearance" shoes were $25. I bought a pair of the GR7 with the upper everyone hates, and they're not too bad. As long as you're not cornering like a racecar the uppers are fine, and the midsole is about perfect amount of protection and light weight. I boarded up the windows of a local running store where I know the owner, because it was on the looting route, and they gave me a pair of Clifton6. I haven't run much in them because I twisted my knee, but my comparison after two runs in each puts the GR7 in the lead. The Cliftons despite being "more forgiving" in model 6 are still tight across the ball of the foot, but relaxed everywhere else. Wish I could slide the tighter section back to the arch where it's needed.

           

          I’m not familiar with GR7, but my Skechers Max Cushioning Elite shoes arrived today and they feel incredibly comfortable to walk on and I’m hoping they’ll be good for easy/time on feet long runs. The Max Premier/Elite gorun shoes have been compared to the Hoka Clifton/Bondi....but are less than half the price and I got mine for £50 on Amazon. 

          5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

             

            I’m not familiar with GR7, but my Skechers Max Cushioning Elite shoes arrived today and they feel incredibly comfortable to walk on and I’m hoping they’ll be good for easy/time on feet long runs. The Max Premier/Elite gorun shoes have been compared to the Hoka Clifton/Bondi....but are less than half the price and I got mine for £50 on Amazon. 

             

            I think those are their "athleisure" shoes. The MaxRoad is their maximal cushioned running shoe.  That hyperburst is really a magic material.

            55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying


            Elite Jogger

               

              I think those are their "athleisure" shoes. The MaxRoad is their maximal cushioned running shoe.  That hyperburst is really a magic material.

               

              A bit like the gorun 400?  That’s cool as I must love their “athleisure” shoes and just go by vibe in what shoes I train in. 👍

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                 

                A bit like the gorun 400?  That’s cool as I must love their “athleisure” shoes and just go by vibe in what shoes I train in. 👍

                 

                I'm sure they're fine. I'm fond of saying that all shoes are over-rated, and that even the cheap $20 knock-offs are better than the best running shoes you could buy 20 years ago. Better materials and construction methods, and it's easier for them to copy popular expensive shoe designs and shapes.

                55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying


                Elite Jogger

                   

                  I'm sure they're fine. I'm fond of saying that all shoes are over-rated, and that even the cheap $20 knock-offs are better than the best running shoes you could buy 20 years ago. Better materials and construction methods, and it's easier for them to copy popular expensive shoe designs and shapes.

                   

                  Well I certainly know that the gorun 400 shoes are better than fine as I’ve used them on the treadmill for the last few years and prefer them to  some “proper” running shoes. I guess you only run in shoes that aren’t considered athleisure. 🙂

                  5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)