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New Running Trainers

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MattW, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Got an early birthday present from my Mom today, a new pair of Nike Lunarglide +5's

    I've had Nike Lunarglide for a few years now, and have progressed from the +2's, to the +3's and +4's, and now the +5's


    Going to try the new ones out later this afternoon (y)
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I suffer from severe overpronation so I stick to Asics Gel Kayano.
  3. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I started with a pair of Asics 1140's when I first started running, but they gave me horrendous blisters. I had my gait analysed and was suggested to try a support shoe, and the Lunarglide 2 were the middle priced offering from the ones I was recommended (Mizuno and Asics were the other ones).

    The middle two have both just covered 1,000km each, so you can see where I'm wearing them away with my style of running (outer heal and mid-foot)
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Same here - outside of heel and mid-sole.

    Like you I tried a few different makes and the Asics felt most comfortable.
    Been using them for years now and I know that even though they change the style every year (up to 19 now), they will still feel the same.
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  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Totally agree. The Lunarglide have got a lot better. I had 2 pairs of the +3's after wearing the first ones out.

    I'm also a sucker for bright green!

    These were my running spikes I got when I was 15

    and a paid of +3's I had custom made on the Nike ID site
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  6. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    I prefer Asics as well. Far more comfortable.
  7. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    im running with Nike Frees for years. Best shoes ever ;)
  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I got a pair of free run 2 a couple of years back. Did a half marathon in them, but only use them for speed work now.
  9. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    I also prefer barefoot running. :)
    back to the roots

    btw. what kind if training are you doing?
    the classical "long slow distance" training?
    my forum relates to a crossfit/functional way of endurancetraining with great results.
    (less kilometer, less time, better performance)
  10. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Me personally, it's a bit of both. I do several half marathons a year, along with a few 10KM races. I'm currently training for a 10KM race at the end of September, with a 42 minute target time.

    Then it's straight into Half Marathon for the end of October. Hopefully next year I'll be doing London Marathon
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Added these new FlyKnit Ones to the collection this morning

    Will be trying them tomorrow for the first run of my 30's :)
  12. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    I have got a pair of puma faas for 42 euros.
    nice shoes i must say.
  13. Craigr

    Craigr Active Member

    I stick to Asic Gel Kayano too. For me they work the best. Tried the Skechers Go Run 2 and they are great for short distances.

    Managed my first half marathon distance last night in strong winds. :) Am aching today though. :(
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  14. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    congrats. be proud of it.
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  15. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Well done! I love half marathon distance, as it's long enough for a really good run, but still short enough to be able to keep pushing and aim for PB's.
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  16. xavimtz

    xavimtz Member

    I'm running with Panam ... (10 usd):cool:

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  17. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

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  18. Craigr

    Craigr Active Member

    Managed 40 mile cycle tonight too, thought it would be too much after half marathon distance run last night, but surprisingly got quite a few pb's on Strava. :) Legs feel a bit better now too.
    Hoping to do 100 mile cycle for the first time before winter appears, managed 87 hilly miles last week.

    @xavimtz > Looks like my safety boots from work. :D
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  19. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I loved the Kayano 16 and bought a couple of pairs. Then I bought the Kayano 17 and I really did not like it. The 18 was better but still not the same as the 16. I dont run as much as I used to and now wear Saucony Hurricane 15.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    These are my current trainers (still have one unused pair in the box):

    I just wish they weren't so expensive.

    Having said that, I've spent a fair bit on headphones too.
    These are the only ones I can wear and I go through about 3 pairs a year:
    I sweat litres when I run and these are totally waterproof and immersible.
    They still ultimately fail though due to being constantly drenched several times a week.

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