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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Wow. That’s pretty hardcore.


Rsande63
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Hardcore...that's the stretch of the century if you were referring to me !

They are a great shoe that are made well + the websites you recommend are great.

Being new I went and got properly fitted but got very heavy Hokas and Brooks at retail price + they always seemed waterlogged after a run.

I do think the Bostons are holding up better because my form is getting better , my old soles were destroyed because I sort of dragged my feet.


As for the 31 pounds, I committed to my health/family when I started running...fat isnt fun and I successfully was able to fat shame myself.

Last September was 210 @ 5'11" and yesterday was 178 before my run...with a substantial amount of bodyfat left to drop.
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gsadle5
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Strong work. Keep it up. Your story mirrors mine. 7 years ago, I was 5’ 9” 215 lbs and decided something needed to be done. I made changes to my diet and also began running. I am currently 160 lbs and still running, although now I seem to be running with more purpose and goals thanks to this board.



HandGrenade
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Anyone have experience with Altra shoes? I just ordered a pair of the Kayenta


3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Roots runs in Altras and a few people I know swear by them. Just a matter of getting used to 0 drop.


HandGrenade
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Just a matter of getting used to 0 drop.


I've been told many times that this would be better for me, especially since I don't heel strike.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Mid foot striker here and put in considerable miles on the Escalantes. Great shoe, EGO is tops. Zero drop effed my achilies and hips for a while. Great shoes but not for me.


HandGrenade
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Mid foot striker here and put in considerable miles on the Escalantes. Great shoe, EGO is tops. Zero drop effed my achilies and hips for a while. Great shoes but not for me.


Interesting, I've heard it will help the Achilles. Something I'll have to pay attention to while trying these out. What did you switch to?


3nOut
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What did you switch to?



what didn't he switch to?


on the shoe front, i finally bought my first new pair in 9 months. my reserves from last year and shoe swapping has served me well so that i've only thrown out one shoe in the last 9 months and retired a pair of brooks to lawn care.

Academy had the Brooks Launch 6 and Anthem 2 on sale for around $70 each. Launch had better reviews, but the Anthem felt and looked better. Went with the Anthem.

Did a decently paced 10k on them this morning and i was pretty darn pleased. i'm pretty sore from lunges and squats this week and they didn't exacerbate that.

not an overly cushioned shoe compared to the ghosts or launches but it is lighter at 9 oz.

it was good when i went uptempo the last mile and cushioned enough for a heel striker like myself.


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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I’ve come full circle to adidas and race in non fly knit Nikes. People push low drop but what it really comes down to is preference and what your body responds to well.

3N isn’t that the stability version of the Launch 6? Either way happy you like em and got that deal!

ETA those are like the trail ready version of the launch.
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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
It’s a neutral shoe. I think the Ravenna is the stability version of the Launch. I did like the launch but the colorway I liked wasn’t in my size and it squeezed my toes a bit too much.

I think Brooks Calderas Or Mazmas are the Trail version of Launch whereas Cascadias are more like Ghosts or Glycerines. Tread is fairly aggressive though.


PeepleHeppinBidness
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I just bought a pair of the much-hyped NB FuelCell Rebels. Hoping they can be my marathon shoe in October. I'll report back after I get a chance to break 'em in.
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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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NB FuelCell Rebels


I really like the FC Propel. I'll post a review on them soon. Interested in the Rebel as well, but don't really have room in my closet for now. Trying to retire a few before I buy anymore. I've recently shelved the Escalante and FF Beacon.


HandGrenade
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
First impressions on the Kayenta: I love em!

Maybe there's something to the zero drop thing, I don't know. I don't really notice. It's been a while since I've had a pair of shoes this light, but they were incredibly comfortable to run in. They didn't feel like they needed to be broken in or anything like that. Perfect fit for my foot too. I'm a little too happy with how they were today , so I'll try to temper that and keep an open mind moving forward.


TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
My experience with the Escalante is mixed. I found it became pretty flat and non responsive for up tempo work after about 220 miles and I prefer a heel to toe offset for longer/easier runs, so I retired them at about 230 miles.


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