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Nosh
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I just picked up a pair of 361 strata 3. My back has been hurting so I dropped coin on a pair. So far so good. I like the stability, snug fit, and especially the cushioning. It's a very comfortable shoe.
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I'll take a look at those. Other ones I've tried, including (I think) Sof Sole, try to add cushion. In spite of what people think, the shoe should provide the cushion and the insole support. Its weird with high arch neutrals like us: we don't need stability in terms of pronation stability, but support in terms of arches "flattening" out (if you will) when you run. It took me a long time to figure that out and I'm afraid those who aren't high arch and neutral just don't know.
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AgCanuck07 said:

I like my Altra Escalantes.
They are super comfortable. My body just never adjusted to the zero drop like I thought it would, though.
I'd rather drink "Kool-Aid" than go thirsty.
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Saucony Ride for training runs and Saucony Kinvara for races.
K Bo
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Picked up some NB 1080v10 today, put a couple miles on them, and I think I'll like them for longer runs. I found a cheap pair of NB FF Beacon v1 that I'll use for shorter/quick runs.
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K Bo said:

Picked up some NB 1080v10 today, put a couple miles on them, and I think I'll like them for longer runs. I found a cheap pair of NB FF Beacon v1 that I'll use for shorter/quick runs.


I have 1080v8s with 500+ miles and have very little wear on them. Good shoe. Definitely made for distance not tempo.

I think MexAgs runs in them and he's a far superior runner than myself.
K Bo
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bert harbinson
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I've started wearing Escalantes to work once or twice a week. Comfortable to run in, but a joy to walk around in. The calf and Achilles get a milder, more beneficial stretch compared to the traumatic stretch of running in zero drops. You can get them in all-black too.
Snap E Tom
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wessimo said:

Saucony Ride for training runs and Saucony Kinvara for races.
Are you me? Because this is my same setup. I swap out the insoles with Superfeet green insoles.
TAM85
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Has anyone tried the Hoka Clifton 5?
Sub4
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Yep, I'm using a pair right now. I've been using Clifton since the first model and I like them well enough.
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TAM85 said:

Has anyone tried the Hoka Clifton 5?


I just bought some. Haven't transitioned to them from my older cliftons. Seems to fit a bit narrower but ok. Will report back as I start to use them in the coming weeks.
TAM85
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Thanks
ktownag08
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Did a full fitting this morning at Fleet Feet. High arches, narrow heels.

Tried on 6 different pairs. Walked out with Saucony Triumph 17s. Fit like a glove and seemingly offer the comfort I'm looking for on longer distances. They felt the best on the treadmill. Time will tell I suppose and will use the 69 day return policy if need be.

Mizuno follow by Hoka were next in line favorites. Brooks Ghost just felt odd on my foot.

I'll continue to use my Asics DynaFlye on shorter/faster runs though. Just needed more comfort on the long runs.
AggieEP
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Since I'm on a 1000 mile pace this year I've been running through more shoes than normal this year and found a new favorite. I've run for years in Pegasuses but the 35 was awful for some reason so this year i bought a pair of ultra boosts which are ok for easy days but i also bought a pair of Nike Epic React 2's and holy cow they are fast shoes. I'm not sure how durable they are going to be but I picked up a pair for 65 bucks and it's been a steal so far.
Gordon McKernan
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I want a shoe that will offer a good bit of comfort & support for a lot of upcoming Zone 2, slow, easy runs trying to build my mileage up.

What I don't really like is the real clunky, bigger feeling shoes you often find in this category. I am currently in Brooks Ghost 9's and while they are alright they have always felt clunky to me.

Lastly, I'm not looking to drop a crazy high amount on a pair of shoes so preference would go to the more budget friendly shoes out there.

Any recs?
AggieEP
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NB FF Beacon is a lightweight cushion shoe that has had some great reviews put out on it. I think you could snag a pair for like 75 bucks if you look around enough.
Gordon McKernan
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AggieEP said:

NB FF Beacon is a lightweight cushion shoe that has had some great reviews put out on it. I think you could snag a pair for like 75 bucks if you look around enough.
Thanks for the rec! I watched a few YouTube reviews on these & saw NB was running a sale. I searched around and saw JackRabbit had them for $72 and went ahead and ordered a pair. Should be here next week & i'll try to remember to give an update with my first impressions after a couple runs in them.
AggieEP
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I'll be interested to hear how you like the Beacons. At the rate I'm putting miles on my current pair, I might try and hunt myself some early replacements.
K Bo
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I love my FF Beacon V1. I'm on my 4th pair and getting close to needing a new pair. I'll probably hunt for a pair of V1 but might have to jump on the V2 sales. So light and have enough cushion for my runs, typically 3-8mi of varying speeds.
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Anyone try on NB 880 v10? I tried them on before the shelter in place and they felt off in the midsole compared to the v9 I have. Is it just me or did anyone have the same feeling?
Gordon McKernan
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AggieEP said:

I'll be interested to hear how you like the Beacons. At the rate I'm putting miles on my current pair, I might try and hunt myself some early replacements.
I'm no expert on running shoes but I am comparing them vs. Ghost 9's and I love these things compared to those.

They don't feel clunky, they feel light on my feet & not restrictive, and plenty of foam padding. I feel much faster in them although I haven't done much hard running in them yet, mainly just 3-6 mi easy jogs.

Time will tell once I start ramping the mileage up some more but so far so good. I usually wear an 11 in most shoes but went with 10.5's in these & they fit perfect.

Thanks for the rec!
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