Nike Free

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  1. ND379

    ND379 New Member

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    Yeah, I keep eyeing them. I don't know how they'd be for someone with high arches though..:dunno:
     
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    i think i just have a regular foot..i'm not flat footed, and i dont have a high arc...so i'm just plain jane
     
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    Running barefoot is supposed to be the best so I am assuming thats what Nike is attempting to mimic. I really want to try on a pair myself..
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    :ugh: I have knee problems. I doubt that it is better to run barefoot.
     
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    get Asics Gel running shoes, i have a pair and they feel good on my feet, they are very durable too.
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    Supposedly, running barefoot cause you to adjust your style to more of a sprinters technique. Sprinters run from the ball of their feet and to do that there is a natural bend in the knees which helps distribute the stress. Whereas a distance runner goes heel to toe and the leg is straight on impact, causing the shock to stress the knees and hips. I saw a documentry one it once and they mentioned that barefoot marathon runners have fewer leg/hip/lower back running related injures than runners wearing shoes. They also mentioned that the low number of barefoot runners may cause the data to be skewed.
     
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    hmm, well i dunno..they look damn comfortable. i like being barefoot anyways. i take of my shoes once i enter any house and usually only wear thing flip flops anyways.
     
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    GreyRS Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

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    I like the idea of the shoes also. When I can get away with, I do squats and deadlifts barefooted.
     
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    I have 2 pairs of these, different colors. One of the lightest running shoes Nike makes. Best running shoes I've worn.

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    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    the free's are meant as training shoes, and i was told were not to be used when actually running. They are also meant for outside/track running as opposed to treadmill running. just a little fyi that i got from nike when i was thinking of buying a pair.
     
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    RenaultFreak OMG

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    Get the new Impax Run ones, I love mine :o

    I own 11 pairs of Nike shoes :o

    (I work for Nike, if I wear something else at work or in a public event they would fire me :o )
     
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    I owned a pair of Air Structure Triax, good for speed walking but a bit heavy for running. Aasics and Saucony are good brands too. When I make a purchase I hold on to the bill and try them at home for a couple of days...if I don't like them I get a refund.
     
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