Cheap Ass Gear - Running Shoes
I like to run. Did the cross country bit in high school and recently joined a fun running crew. Blogging this just to keep track of how I spend my money... and take a break from studying.
Nike Lunar Trainer+ (White) : $30 (MSRP $100)
SUPER lightweight. The Lunarlite system makes it very comfortable as I can feel the Lunar Foam kick in with every step, either running or walking. They run small, although I have no fit issues by going up a 1/2 size. The "volt"-colored soles are obnoxious, but at least they make me more visible on the paths. I also like how the forefoot is curved, unlike most trainers.
CONS: Aesthetics. Yellow soles. Ew.
Nike Lunar Trainer+ (Anthracite) : $21 (MSRP $100)
Loving the LTs so much I picked up a back-up pair because Nike discontinued them. Well, that, and I got an additional 30% off. I like this Anthracite colorway much more because it hides dirt better. These are the first edition LTs because the heel doesn't have a notch like the updated model shown above. To avoid Achilles' tendon problems, I might limit them in my shoe rotation.
CONS: No heel notch. Potential ouch. Again, the yellow soles.
Nike Vomero 2+ : $55 (MSRP $130)
Yeah, these look like sneakers you'd find at a low-end shoe store. Pretty cheap and plain looking. But, the MSRP reflects the technology that went into this shoe despite its lack of the popular "Shox" or "Air bubble" in the sole. I think they're like the Stealth Bomber of the Bowerman series. It's kind of creepy that Nike stamped a drawing of Bill Bowerman's face on the heel insole. He's wearing a fedora.
BRS1000 carbon, Zoom Air, Duralon, Cushlon, Fit Frame = THE most comfortable Nike I've ever worn. It's seriously like walking on pillows. Though not as light as the LTs, the Vomero 2 is still very lightweight even though it looks bulked out. The oval pattern actually has a purpose - it allows the shoe to expand so you don't get nasty bunions.
CONS: Aesthetics again. Too Shoe Carnival-ish.
Nike Lunar Glide+ : $50 (MSRP $100)
I'm not too thrilled with this colorway, but it looks a lot cleaner to me than the other offerings. A very, very light shoe that I'll be using for tempo runs. The flywire and midfoot strap make it feel more stable and secure around my foot than the LT. But, I feel like there's too much room in the toe box and my feet aren't that narrow. They have a nice bounce when running, but I find them to be stiff and kind of hard when just walking around.
CONS: Not comfortable enough for me to use for casual wear. Bummer.
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Updated 09-18-2009 at 05:35 AM by parKer
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