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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I see everyone talking about the Skecher GOrun 6.

Is this shoe adequate for long run purposes?



it is.

if you're looking for cheap at academy, i'd like to throw the Saucony Cohesion or Mauraders at you. they're both good shoes at an introductory price around $30. i don't know where you're going to find the GoRun 6 at that price.

and don't run in the Nike Free stuff. the react line, sure, but Nike's free/flex stuff is a pox on running shoes.


TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I just hit 250 on the NB Beacon and the foam is showing some serious signs of wear. Which is pretty much what I expected as it's basically a hunk of foam. I'm gonna try to stretch them to 300 and then either get another pair at a deep discount or get the V2 coming out next month.

Also about done with the OG Escalantes. 215 miles but not much responsiveness left. Really eyeing a pair of the Escalante Racers. Wanted a pair for awhile.


CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Alright I pulled the trigger on the GOrun6's for 58$ total from amazon.

I know I probably shouldn't but I will rotate these and the flex contact's (for shorter and quicker stuff).

I just started running and my first pair of shoes was pegasus 35. I loved it! They held up great but in about 6 months time they have become worn out, I would guess close to 500 miles. I would wear them to workout in the gym and casually walk around in addition to running.



BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
[quote]Skechers Go Run 6 Retail: $105 Paid: $46 Skechers establishing themselves as a true running shoe competitor with their proprietary Flight Gen mid-sole. If Skechers is good enough for Meb, they're good enough for you chewbaccas. The Good: Super light (6.7oz) and very responsive for such a low stack shoe. Lots of reflection. Snug sock like knit upper, if you're in to that. Curved sole for smooth heel toe transition and a very low drop 4mm. The Bad: Rubber on the sole, although grippy, not very durable. Seems like they spent so much time keeping the rocks out of the upper, they forgot about keeping rocks out of the sole. U.G.L.Y it aint got no alibi it's ugly. Skechers Flight Gen mid-sole is both bouncy and firm (think a firmer EGO). Even though the stack height is low on this shoe, it's plenty bouncy enough to get you through the long runs (I got 16mi in with no problem). The upper is stretchy but tight enough to keep the foot from sliding through the tighter turns. This shoe is true to size but might be a little too narrow for some runners. If you have wide feet, I'd recommend taking out the insole. I don't have wide feet and I did it anyways as it alleviated some of the hot spots I was experiencing. There is a critical flaw in this otherwise very good shoe, which is the centimeter width gap that runs about 2 inches long on the sole to save weight. You will get a fricking rock stuck in this gap every damn time you go out, it's unavoidable. Verdict: I'm not sure how this shoe missed everyone's best of 2018 list. With the exception of the Escalante, this is the best everyday running shoe I've used this year. As a matter of fact, if your not sure you're ready for zero drop, maybe you should give this shoe a try to ease into that world. One thing that I was kind of disappointed with the Go Run 6, was that they didn't seem to have enough "pop" for uptempo and speed work. It felt like the shoe was fighting me at times on quicker runs. I guess you should buy these if... Zero drop is your ultimate goal but you just aren't there yet. You want a budget versatile runner with good energy return for hammering out base mileage. Image: LINK ]

I reviewed the 6s on page 6 or so. So you know what to expect.


CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
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Burt, your review was one of the main reasons I jumped for them. I really have zero shoe knowledge but this thread and just running in general I’m coming along.



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jordan21210
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the react line


Anyone here run in the Epic React 2? Still have a while, but contemplating replacing my Mizuno Wave Inspire 15’s with a pair.


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BMoney
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Damn this thread. Just took advantage of that Nike sale for some Flyknits. $86 and changed shipped. Like I need more running shoes.


2 months later, and I hate those Flyknits for anything longer than about 4 miles. That carbon fiber plate or whatever the hell is starts digging into the ball of my foot after about 4 miles and is uncomfortable as can be. I like the energy return of the shoe, but I rarely run in them anymore because they just bother me at the back end of my runs.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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Have an upvote. Think the rigidity of the shoe combined with the fly knit is pulling on my heel and giving me problems. The react seems to break down a little quicker than I like too.


jordan21210
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Yikes. Weird bc the Epic React 2 gets pretty good reviews from some other running sites. Guess I’ll steer clear or try to get a test run first.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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I had a pair of the epic 1s and they shredded my heels, there was pictures of them a while back on here. Worst blisters I’ve ever had plus they pull the achilles tendon.

I’ve noticed that a problem with shoe review sites is that they never give a bad review.
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Black n Gold
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Those other shoe sites don't have Burt writing for them. Too many variables involved to buy a shoe based on the opinion of only a couple of runners, all of which certainly have different running mechanics than the consumers who read their reviews. I mostly look for consistencies in user reviews, such as narrow toe box, or shitty heal collar. I can of course do this because I almost never buy shoes in their new release phase.


I am currently testing the Saucony Triumph 17, an 8mm drop, high-cushioned, road running shoe. I believe this is a continuation of the Saucony ISO Triumph 5, although the naming conventions are throwing me off. I really enjoyed the Triumph 5. So much, that I convinced Saucony to send me a complimentary pair after my testing was done. After a week, I do not like the Triumph 17 quite as much. While definitely lighter and fast, they are much more narrow, and sorta make you feel off balance at time. I don't think this shoe releases until November.


3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I am currently testing the Saucony Triumph 17, an 8mm drop, high-cushioned, road running shoe. I believe this is a continuation of the Saucony ISO Triumph 5, although the naming conventions are throwing me off. I really enjoyed the Triumph 5. So much, that I convinced Saucony to send me a complimentary pair after my testing was done. After a week, I do not like the Triumph 17 quite as much. While definitely lighter and fast, they are much more narrow, and sorta make you feel off balance at time. I don't think this shoe releases until November.




Saucony is one of the weirdest shoes to me on fits. i've tried on 4 pair and they all hit me very differently. My first pair was bought in a moment where i was on the road for 4 days and forgot a pair of running shoes so bought some cheapos at Academy and have really liked them, except for the fact that they're trying to correct over pronation. my wife, who overpronates, got the same pair and they've been really solid for her. those became my stay-in-the-car shoe and honestly, one of my most dependable.

my next one was a more purposeful purchase and it was really light weight but narrow all through out. i'm going to bust them on the insides someday on a turn someday, i can feel it. other ones i tried just all had a very different fit.

most other brands i feel like fit me the same across all their models. except new balance, but they're just weird anyways.


jordan21210
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Anyone here ever run in Puma? They aren’t exactly known for their running shoes, but I saw this is a new release and it has me intrigued. I always find Puma to be underrated as a brand, at least in the soccer world. Their cleats are always the most comfortable and criminally underrated...also always on sale. I can also vouch for the lacing system, works amazing for lockdown.

These Hybrid Astros and the Speed 500’s have caught my eye recently.
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PeepleHeppinBidness
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I've never run in Puma but used to wear Puma Kings for soccer. I find it interesting that these predominantly soccer brands are taking a crack at getting into the running scene. There was a Diadora rep at the local running store a couple of weekends go pushing their new running shoe.


jordan21210
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Puma used to have the FAAS line that I believe was a dedicated running shoe, just don’t know it caught on. I had a pair but didn’t run in them lol. Interesting from Diadora though, if they can equal the quality they had in their cleats 10 years ago, should be good.


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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I’ve run in Pumas. They were a pretty decent shoe. Never went back, but I’ve never found found them at a good deal since.

The newer ones seem like they’re going the adidas route with style and foam. Not a bad thing.


Black n Gold
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Didn't Bolt run in Puma? Not saying that makes it a good running brand, but that's a huge endorsement. I also saw where they just started sponsoring Mondo.


jordan21210
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Yeah he was and still is a Puma athlete. Though his track shoes probably wouldn’t be great for my 4 mile jaunts.


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jordan21210
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Soo just pulled the trigger on those Pumas. Someone posted a 40% off + free shipping code on the Puma subreddit plus I had $10 off for my birthday. Got them for around $60 shipped.


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Pedro
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
A lot of brands are trying to find something to compete with either the boost material or Hokas cushioning. They won’t directly admit to it but it’s pretty obvious. Even brooks has that dna amp material in the levitate that’s comparable to a hoka style shoe.


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