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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I want a pair of 4%s but the main reason I won’t pull the trigger is durability. I think even Nike says they’re good for 4 marathons. Maybe if they were priced similar to other shoe company’s top of the line racers, but they’re 70 bucks more than the next highest priced racing flat and will last 1/3 of the distance. Can’t do it.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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: https://image.keller-sports.com/storage/products/82/D1/82D1880A212EBE00777B69FAD0DFDB1A.jpeg


$59.88
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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Another good one, Burt. Signed up for the price alert if they drop anymore. Closet is full but well, you know...


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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I'm not sure how this shoe missed everyone's best of 2018 list


I’ve been preaching Skechers to you turd blossoms for over 6 months.



quote:

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


That’s what the Gomeb Razor is for. Great pop.

Image: https://www.bike24.com/i/p/3/2/267623_00_d.jpg


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they spent so much time keeping the rocks out of the upper, they forgot about the sole. U.G.L.Y it aint got no alibi it's ugly


All Skechers soles are giant blocks of foam. It’s like they don’t even try.

Image: https://cdn.runrepeat.com/i/skechers/26328/skechers-men-s-go-run-600-divert-sneaker-black-white-7-d-m-us-men-s-black-white-6d4a-600.jpg


Image: https://images.prod.meredith.com/product/730745c557e3466bfcaaab8216d9c214/1543653294373/l/skechers-womens-gorun-600-obtain-athletic-shoes

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hogbody
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Good tips for knowing when to replace shoes? Not really sure the mileage on mine but would think at least 300-400 and over a year old


3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Depends on the shoe. I have a pair of ghosts with almost 500 miles and have no need to replace them.

I’ve got a pair of Sauconys (a cheaper pair albeit) that didn’t do well after about 200 miles.

3-400 miles is the general rule but I think you need to base it on how you’re feeling in them. Knee and ankle pain can indicate that the lower is breaking down.


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hogbody
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Burt I saw you had tried a pair of Adidas, any idea how they compare to the Ultra Boosts? I’m kinda wanting to pickup a pair if I can find some on sale

Or has anyone else run in Ultra Boosts? They’re a bit pricey


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
My experience with the boost material is that it's excellent material with huge energy return but every shoe they put it in except the sub 2 is super heavy (the marathoner Boston 7 is 8.2oz! It's supposed to be a racing flat!). Speaking of, you look at the Boston you'll think "where the hell are they jamming all that weight"?

My Energy boosts were 11oz a piece. Solar boosts the same. Also in theory, Boost is supposed to outlast every other foam; I got 350 out of mine.

Adidas has amazing foams (the bounce aint too shabby either), but they need to rethink their uppers and find a way to lose the bulk.

Until they stop trying to wrap the top of my foot with the three bar restraints (painful), and putting a full tread tire on the soles, I just can't use em for anything but casual wear.

I love my Pure Boosts; I would never run in them.
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TigerTailsSoup
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Phiddipides in Metairie
Luke's locker in Houston
.. is now Closed, hmmm haven't bought retail in years

I run Brooks Adrenaline GTS
Once you find your fit you can order online and save $20 to 30 below retail Amazon, zappos. There are even better deals on previous years models. I go through 2 to 3 pair per year
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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
This post is aimed at that dude that created the new thread that was looking for a cross training shoe. Check out the Adidas Alpha Bounce. It's a springy cross trainer shoe that you can actually run in.


3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Hey dudes, anybody run in Brooks Cascadias? Academy has them at $50 right now and that’s a steal for Brooks shoes. I have a trail half marathon and maybe a trail 50k coming up.


IllegalPete
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Hey dudes, anybody run in Brooks Cascadias? Academy has them at $50 right now and that’s a steal for Brooks shoes. I have a trail half marathon and maybe a trail 50k coming up.



I run in Calderas but the Cascadia has been their #1 trail shoe for years and has great ratings. Go try them on and give them a run around the parking lot. If they feel good buy a pair or two.

(I love my Calderas. I tried Cascadias on when I bought these, and a few others, Caldera felt the best. For $50 though I may have to swing by the local Academy and give them another test run)


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LSUfan4444
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Hey dudes, anybody run in Brooks Cascadias? Academy has them at $50 right now and that’s a steal for Brooks shoes. I have a trail half marathon and maybe a trail 50k coming up.



I just picked up a pair at that $50 price point..I know im running a 40mi trail run next December so these will probably last me that long. The only other trail show I have run in is the Hoka Speedgoat so I dont have that much of a reference but I like em. I'll probably give them a whirl this week sometime for a couple of miles.
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3nOut
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Cool. I got a pair too today. Probably my last pair for a while as I have 3 of those Skechers sitting in the closet.

All they had local was an 11.5 and I’m an 11 but I figured it was worth the shot. Plus I bought them and some Xperian padded socks with Christmas money so that should help fill them out. Was going to take them out tomorrow. Lots of rain this weekend and I hate to get them completely muddy first day.


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TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
New 4% colorway available now... while supplies last. Image: https://i.imgur.com/Fi4BM71m.jpg


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Andychapman13
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I love my Pure Boosts; I would never run in them.

I own 3 pairs of Ultra Boost Uncaged and a pair of Yezzy’s. They’re all street shoes. Most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn, but they are too expensive to run in plus they have a narrow toe box and I have a wide toe splay.


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Andychapman13
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out who these shoes are for.

Re: the NB 1500v4
They were actually designed for Jan Frodeno, a multiple time Kona Ironman World Champion and intended to wear sockless.


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Andychapman13
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I have a average width foot, but experience a wide toe splay after about mile 12-15. I live and die on Mizuno Wave Sayonara v2. They’re on v4 or 5 now, so you gotta Hunt them down, but they my perfect shoe. They’re cheap and eventually fall apart, but for the miles they’re good, they’re great. The wave plate makes them very responsive and they are comfortable enough. They’re pretty lite too. Great half to marathon shoe for anyone whose toe box goes wide after an hour or more.


TigeRoots
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Same here with the avg foot/wide toe splay. It's why I've taken a liking to the Escalante and really shy away from Nike normally. Bought a pair of the Zoom Fly recently but they are pretty narrow on my feet.


Andychapman13
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Who makes the Escalante?


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