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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Used the ZFFK for an 8k and 10k so far. I don’t see why they won’t work for any distance unless you want something super light.


TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Yeah, I love them and they have become a welcome part of the race day ritual. No real reason to make a change, but always weighing options.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
My wife loves the Brooke's levitates. She tried the ghost and loved them too but the side felt better on the levitates.


Rsande63
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Member since Jan 2016
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
It could be the placebo effect or me getting less fat/slow but I got my Nike 4% shoes today and tested them for a mile.

Very fun and weird experience and took 35 seconds off my best mile since I started running in September.

Back in the box till my April 10K where I'll get a pace for my New Braunfels half marathon training plan.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Picked up a pair of Nike Legend Reacts for my main training shoe. Adizeros got about 220 on them so I'm going to shift them to speed work. They were 50 bucks with coupon(half off), and my primary racing shoe uses react foam so it makes sense. Eastbay


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Legend Reacts came today. Got a pair of Epic Reacts to go with them @ the half marathon expo 55 and 75 dollars respectively.

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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Tried on the Odyssey React at Academy the other day. Love the react foam.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Yeah, I really like it too. Both these shoes came in under listed weight BTW. 8.6 and 7.4oz. I'm very happy with my purchase especially getting the Epics for 75. That's a 150 dollar shoe.


TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I’m thinking of working toward a transition to only Nike. I feel like they are superior at least for now.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
It's crazy right? Nike was making garbage 5 years ago. It was Adidas' to lose and they were like we don't want it.


thibtigerfan
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I’m thinking of working toward a transition to only Nike

I always said I wouldn't run in Nike's, especially after trying when the free's first dropped

Now it is pretty much all I run in.

Use my Altra and Brooks just to change up for achillies stretch and to save miles on my nikes


Rsande63
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Thanks for the advice and since it was time for new shoes I just got the same shoes & deal on Eastbay.
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gsadle5
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Picked up a pair of legend reacts @ Academy for $79. I am glad I got to try them on because I had to go a half size up. Now I’m just fighting the urge for a second pair to take advantage of a good deal


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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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It's crazy right? Nike was making garbage 5 years ago. It was Adidas' to lose and they were like we don't want it.



yeah. before i really got into running i had stopped buying nikes. they just fell apart. but right at that time Adidas started making their push, UA came on the scene (I know nobody who runs in UA, except a biker that runs with us on occasion.) I think they got back to their roots with the Breaking 2 stuff.

which is good. i may check them out again some day.


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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Altra


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achillies stretch


Yep. I'll probably always keep some version of Escalante on hand for this reason.


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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Nike Legend React

Retail: $100

Paid: $55

Entry level for Nike's first in house foam since the underwhelming Lunarlon foam.

The Good:
Pretty light (8.7oz) for a nine. React foam is both very soft and has good return. Lower stack height especially for a Nike. Good arch support, if you need it.

The Bad:
Not as soft as the Odyssey or Epic React. Thick tongue (didn't really bother me). Thin at the midsole/forefoot. Snug in the toe box. Doesn't breath real well.

Feels like it takes few runs to warm up the foam in this shoe which is weird. This shoe is designed to be a every run type of shoe which means it doesn't excel at anything really. The low forefoot stack height is worrisome but I don't think there's any risk of bottoming out this shoe. Takes the mileage pretty good but does get difficult to live with after 14 miles on longer runs. If you have wider feet, you'll want to size up.

Verdict:
I bought this shoe because I was in a pinch and needed something almost immediately. I've not been let down. The Legend React will get a majority of my miles except speed workouts and it does those miles very well. This is a running shoe that can cross train and is very at home in the gym. There are no bells and whistles, it's just a shoe and I like that a lot.

If I were a beginner to intermediate runner, this would be my go to for the foreseeable future because it's cheap and it's versatile.

I guess you should buy these if...

You're new to running or just getting back in and want a good durable neutral shoe.

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Eastbay 54.99


Rsande63
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
BRM,

Thanks for the write up & link.

As a new runner , I 100% agree with your synopsis and have enjoyed them since they came in.

My initial fitting gave me some very cushioned Hokas to get used to running, pavement, and to reduce the likelihood of stress fractures. 500 miles in with some races I needed something like this versus the Clifton.
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3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Hokas are a weird fit for me. I know they have some racers but I would only want them for some ultra distances when pace wasn’t a factor.


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
41 posts

re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
@3nOut

I agree with you but being new , I was lost. They did get me a cheaper pair so I don't think they were ripping me off.

They feel like giant cinder blocks that are somehow light and cushy. I didnt have any initial pain from running so I am happy for that.



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gsadle5
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
The more runs I get in mine the more I like them. I had to go a half size bigger and had issues with my heel slipping and rubbing on my left foot the first couple of runs. Just had to tighten the laces a good bit and no issues. Like you, I feel the more miles I put on them the more comfortable the foam ha s become. I am migrating towards using these more on everyday runs instead of the Razor 3’s.

It has a bit more of a drop than I’m used to. I typically like 4 mm drop.



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