Nike Zoom Fly SP – 50 Mile Review

Yep, the Nike Zoom Fly SP another pair of shoes that are a couple of years old, but are fairly new to me and have been one of the more impressive shoes in my rotation in a long time.

These are the first pair of running shoes that I purposely do not run in as often as I want to, because I want to keep them for when I want to run fast for me.

In other words they have become a shoe to keep.

Just for reference my stats are: 62 years young, 5’7” tall, around 155 pounds (+/-) 5 pounds depending on the time of year and supposed to wear size 8.0 mens shoe, but that rarely happens.

Why I got them:

I have been looking closely at the Zoom Fly SP ever since they came out as an cheaper alternative to the Vapor Fly 4%, but even at their original price tag of $160, I was not going to get them.

I do not race enough to justify spending big bucks on “go faster” shoes. So I waited to see them at the Nike Factory Outlet stores or on eBay.

After running in the Zoom Fly v1 for a while this Spring, I knew that I really wanted the SPs.

So I got a decent, not great deal on a pair through eBay. When I got them, I quickly figured out that the SP version of the Zoom Fly is a much closer fit to the the Vapor Fly line than Zoom Fly v1 was in my opinion and definitely a racer, whereas I felt v1 and v2 (FlyKnit) were more of a fast trainer.

What are these shoe’s purpose in my rotation?

Without a doubt the Zoom Fly SP are my “go faster” shoes. They look and feel fast on my feet.

What kinds of runs have I done in them so far?

I have pretty much stuck with faster running in the Zoom Fly SP. I want to know that when I put them on, that I am planning to run faster than I usually do. While I can run slower in them and have in warm-ups with no issues, that is not what I use them for.

How have they worked out for me? The Nike Zoom Fly SP has done what I wanted. I run fast for me in them and do it mostly comfortably as long as I wear thin socks.

Weight

While not as light as a pair of Vapor Fly’s, they are at least in the ballpark and in line with other “marathon” racers that I now use more as my race day/go faster shoes. Most racers that are sub 6 ounces just don’t have enough cushion for the old body any more.

Fit

Do the Nike Zoom Fly SP run true to size? I am between sizes 7.5 to 8.0 according to the Brannock and have skinny heels, with a Tailor’s Bunionette on the outside of my right forefoot. The size 8.5 fits great and I probably could get away with a size 8.0 if I wanted a true performance fit.

However, at this point in my life, I am more concerned about comfort than a little extra weight.

Are they wide enough in the toe box? The ZF SP are on the borderline of what I could wear for a half marathon or even a 10 miler based on the toe box and my preferences. While they have not bothered all that much on longer runs, I still have not done a double-digit run in them to find out how they will feel on a longer run to me.

How does the heel fit? I have skinny heels and the heel locks in perfectly.

I have had zero issues with blisters or discomfort from the shoes rubbing-which is what I expect from shoes that work well for me.

Feel (different from fit)

The Zoom Fly SP is a softer/cushioned race day shoe, that I love the feel of when running fast. With the “plastic not carbon” plate there is still a snap that is lacking in my other shoes and one that I miss when I have been running in them and then switch back to more traditional shoes.

When I am getting tired during a faster run, my form deteriorates and I land even more on my heels and with the amount of cushion in the Zoom Fly SP, I still feel protected.

Although on a newer cushioned track, they almost feel too cushioned and made me wonder if I was loosing too much energy due to the combined softness.

However, when I compared times, effort levels and heart rates, I found that the ZF SP were the best shoes that I had during the tests. So I use them when I want to go faster.

Do the Zoom Fly SP run quiet or slap the road? While there is a lot of rubber on the outsole, there is something about the way I run in them that they are very quiet.

Midsole

There is confusion/controversy on whether the midsole is made from Lunarlon or React? I am not sure which one it actually is, but at the same time it doesn’t matter when it comes down to how it feels.

They are cushioned, but feel as though they have a nice snap to them that I really love. Although I do worry a bit about when I get tired and my form deteriorates, how the super soft heel will support my gait as the distances increase? That is something that I need to answer before I do a longer race in them.

I do like shoes with toe spring, because I have ankles that are as flexible as two 2×4’s nailed together and the Zoom Fly SP have plenty of it.

Sole

Are they rock collectors? I run a lot on dirt roads and road shoulders that have a LOT of pebbles that tend to get wedged in the outsoles of many shoes. With the Zoom Fly SP I have run on the dirt road down-back and on roads, but while they pick up a few pebbles it really isn’t a concern.

Are the Zoom Fly SP a three season outsole and then only good for indoor running in the winter. I would not run in the SPs much at all outside in nasty conditions, the outsole just is not designed to run race paces and handle bad weather. While I have run successfully in them in the rain, hard cornering can be adventurous.

Is there apparent wear, where? There is not apparent wear on the SPs after almost 70 miles. I really expect them to be usable in racing or shorter training runs for quite a while.

My thinking is that the Zoom Fly SP is that the outsole will last as long as I will be using the shoes.

Upper

• Do they have sewn on overlays or are they welded? The upper is a simple upper that doesn’t have any extra overlays which in my opinion – less is more.

When I was down visiting with Sam W earlier this month I got to look closely at a pair of Nike Vapor Fly Next % and the uppers on the SPs were more similar than other versions of the Zoom Fly. Which surprised both of us.

Also the foot is well held by the lacing design, but is comfortable enough that my Tailor’s Bunionette is not bothered as much as usual in “race day” shoes. A very good thing.

Laces. I did change out the original laces because they were too long and wacked against my other leg, which was a distraction that I didn’t want to deal with when I am running faster.

Appearance

I like the appearance of the white background with colorful highlights. It is rather old school in appearance and says when I see them that I need to run faster.

Would I get them again?

• I am looking around for another pair to put the closet for these wear out. I will find them and be very happy about it.

Although I would love to get my hands on a pair of Vapor Fly 4% v1 or Next %, I am pretty happy with how I run in the Zoom Fly SP.

The Reality is That

While the Nike Zoom Fly SP are not in the same league as the Vapor Fly line, I run great and comfortably in them. Today I did a treadmill 5K time trial in 21:19, which if done in a race would have been the fastest 5K I have run in the last 10 years.

So yes, I run well in them and pretty fast for me. Do the shoes make a difference – definitely. Do they improve my performance – yep. Enough to make me an elite athlete – nope. 😉

Which means I can see another pair of Nike Zoom Fly SP if I can’t find a pair of Nike Vapor Fly Next % under the Christmas tree in a few months, because I just run well in them and they do not bother my feet.

That is the important thing. Although I do want to find out if the Next % make that big a difference. Hehehehe.

Disclosure of Material Connection: These were a personal purchase on eBay and I do not represent any corporate or private interests for advertising or marketing purposes. The opinions I have expressed are my own and your experience with the product might be different. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Nike Zoom Fly v1 – 30 Mile Review

The Nike Zoom Fly v1 – Another older shoe that is finally coming down into the price range where I am willing to experiment with them, i.e. checking them out to see how they actually work with my weird running style and a body with too many hard miles on it.

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I have tried on a few pair of the Zoom Fly at the Nike Outlets a couple of times and looked longingly at them at various online shopping places I frequent for cheap running shoes.

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Unfortunately, the price point or else the size never seemed quite where it needed to be for me to justify the experiment.

Until Now!!!

Luckily things finally worked out and I managed to get a pair of Zoom Flys for a song and have been using them on a variety of runs.

Sizing

The size 9.0 Zoom Fly v1 I currently have are about a full size too big but are still working great. I had tried on a pair of 9.5 Zoom Fly SPs a few weeks ago and based my sizing on the SP version, which was a mistake.

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I think if I were to get another pair of v1s that I would go with a pair of 8.0s (true to size) and if I get pair of SPs I will go with a pair of size 8.5. Sometimes you gotta go with the size you get, when it is a great price and deal with the fit as best you can.

Why 30 Miles?

What is going on Harold you usually do 50 or 100-mile reviews, what is up with the 30-mile jobbie?

Supposedly the Zoom Fly line is a racing shoe and that means that I typically do not run a lot of miles in my racing shoes, so to get a review of them out before I forget about all the stuff I meant to write about them and 30 miles is a good mileage to review racing shoes.

By then I have a pretty good idea of how they work for me when I attempt to run faster in them.

What Kind of Runs?

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Treadmill, Track, Longer run, Test Course, Dirt Road, Hills – just about everything that I do with a pair of go-fast shoes – well except for a race. I am still zero for 2019 when it comes to racing. My average pace is usually somewhere between 8:45 and 9:00, so the paces in the Zoom Fly are faster than I normally run.

Short Version

I like them – a lot.

No, they are not really a poor man’s Vapor Fly, they are too heavy. However, they are a damn nice running shoe that is (in my opinion) being unfairly placed and marketed in the wrong category.

Yes, I could race in the Zoom Fly and most likely will soon, but are the Zoom Fly actually a race day shoe, especially for the 5K to 10K distances for faster runners?

In my opinion – not really.

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From where I sit as an average middle of the pack old fart with delusions of grandeur still running through the feeble bonnet on top, the Zoom Fly line-up fit quite nicely as a pair of light-weight trainers that I can run faster in. When my last two pairs of daily trainers were almost a full ounce less than the Zoom Fly, calling them race day shoes is a tough pill to swallow.

However, I will use them as my go faster shoes. 🙂

Long Version

The big question that I and a lot of runners seem to have is/are the Zoom Fly line actually a racing shoe or something else?

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Now that I have been running in them a bit, I really believe that the Zoom Flys are a great light-weight maximal trainer that I can run well in at any speed, but they really shine when it comes to picking up the pace for this old duffer.

In other words pretty much what I have been looking for.

When I first got them and wore the Zoom Fly around the house, they feel like crap to walk in, but when I started to run in them that feeling quickly went away. I felt that I ran “differently” and the watch was telling me I was running faster than I expected for that effort level. The more I have run in them the more comfortable they have become, so there is a certain amount of break-in with the Zoom Fly.

Milestone Pod Results

I wasn’t sure of how or what was different, so I also put my Milestone Pod on them and noticed a change in the results of the last 30 runs that was very, very interesting to say the least. Remember I have only had 6 runs in the Zoom Fly.

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Milestone Definition of Leg Swing is:

Leg swing is how high you get your foot off the ground and towards your butt following push-off. Higher is better. A higher leg swing means you are keeping your body movement closer to your center of gravity. The result is less work/less energy loss. …

The other metrics stayed pretty much the same, but the leg swing metric is very different and the only variable is the change to the Zoom Fly.

I have been using the Milestone App for almost a year, with several different shoes and it has consistently shown my leg swing as mostly Leg Swing on most runs. Now I am suddenly in the High range a LOT more than I had been in my: Reebok RunFasts, adidas Adios 3, adidas Tempo 9, New Balance Beacons or Nike Epic React v1.

So according to the Milestone App, I am doing something different with my Leg Swing in the Zoom Fly v1 than I have in any other shoe I have used with the Milestone Pod.

Which is food for thought when it comes to the Zoom Fly.

What I like

I run well in the Zoom Fly v1. I believe that this is the most important thing, while I will complain about the weight and some other stuff, the bottom line is that I enjoy running in them. Plus it does help that I do seem to be running some fast for me times in them.

I love the cush feeling that there is underfoot, yet it is not marshmallowly. The best part is that I do not feel as beat up after I run in them, as I do some other go fast shoes that I have in my rotation.

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Even though they are heavy for a shorter distance racing shoe (I prefer something in the 6 oz range), they are right in the ballpark for a light-weight trainer. Their weight is what I would prefer to run in for a daily trainer for me. The design seems to propel me forward more easily and the plate gives the shoe a little more umph/pop than the usual light-weight trainer.

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The outsole has provided surprising grip on the roads out where I live and have done well in wet weather outside. Although I don’t see them being super durable, I imagine that I will be able to get around 300 miles or so out of the outsole. Which is about when I seem to retire most of my running shoes that make it that far in any case.

The Zoom Flys are comfortable for my feet and that has been an issue for many years, because of the wonderful Tailor’s Bunionette that talks to me if the shoe isn’t right for my foot.

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I did undo the flywire that crossed directly over that wonderful spot on my foot and that seemed to make a huge difference in the comfort. This is where I think the FlyKnit version might be a better fit for me – once the price comes down a lot more.

They are very quiet, which means that the heel-to-toe transition is good and with the forefoot design (rocker), along with the internal plate, seems to help with my ankle/foot lack of mobility. As my old physical therapist claimed – two 2×4 nailed together had more flexibility than my feet and ankles. 🙂

Cons

On the sides of the midsole, there are compression lines already there, but my experience with this type of midsole is that they don’t mean much beyond making the shoe look older than it actually is.

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The grooves and pockets in the outsole do collect rocks more than some of my other shoes, especially on the dirt road down-back and the leftover salt/sand from last winter.

The Zoom Fly v1 are softer, err more cushioned than most of what I consider true racing shoes – something that I found out the other day when I went to the track. It was as though they were too cushioned and in combination with the track, made it more noticeable than other shoes I have run in. While I was still running decent times for me, it did feel as though I could have been going faster in a firmer shoe?

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I am noticing some discomfort in the bottoms of my feet that some other reviewers have noted – it seems as though my feet need to toughen up a little to go longer in the Zoom Flys than some other shoes in my rotation or break in the shoes a little more.

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The tongue is just a piece of fabric with no padding, so I need to be careful of much I cinch down on the laces, otherwise, it does bother the top of my feet.

Speaking of laces, the stock blue laces were too damn long – they would wack against the other leg and became an unnecessary distraction later in a run when I was getting fatigued. I changed them out to shorter white flat laces and they are working like a charm.

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The reality is that

I see the Zoom Fly as more a light-weight/go fast trainer than I do a racing “flat” or shoe for shorter distances and I am not sure how they are at longer distances yet. In my opinion, they weigh too much and are too soft for many runners to use them as their “flats”.

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So, in other words, they are probably just what I need.

At this stage of my running, I am more concerned with comfort and cushion, than I am about race fit and firm shoes. While they might not be the fastest shoes I could run in, I do not seem to be as sore after running faster in them when I am done.

Yeah, I am getting old and being able to recover from a fast/hard run is an important consideration, beyond just being able to run fast.

Quite frankly, I don’t really see the Zoom Fly as a great racing flat for shorter distances, although they will probably be on my feet when I do a race. Especially, since I do not see myself getting the Vapor Fly anytime soon and while they may not be perfect as a race day shoe, they are good enough for what I want to accomplish.

I also see my Zoom Fly v1s getting more use as a daily trainer, as my other trainers get more miles on them and the pair of Zoom Fly SP that are on their way as Bennie’s Father’s Day gift, become my go fast shoes. 🙂

It will also be interesting to see if the Zoom Fly SP version affects my Leg Swing the same as the V1s have.

Nike Epic React FlyKnit V1 – Some Initial Thoughts

Well, the Epic React FlyKnit version 2 is now out and about, that means that I finally got around to getting a pair of the version 1, at a good price from the Nike Outlet in Freeport last Saturday.

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This was one of those surprise purchases, but it is a running shoe that I have been looking at since it came out last year. However, it is also one that I didn’t want to get until I had actually put a pair on and see how they fit my weird feet. The reviews of this particular model span the spectrum from runners loving them to those who just hated them.

With those kinds of reviews, I just didn’t feel comfortable with the get them online choice. Saturday was the first time that I actually saw a pair that I could try on.

Amazingly, they felt really good on my feet and after trying on several pair during the day, they were the best fitting shoe that I had tried on.

They came home with me.

I now have four runs in them and over 20 miles of running, so have a pretty good idea of what my first impression of them is. Now mind you this first impression could change over the course of the next 30-100 miles, but after today…well let’s talk about it.

What kind of runs have I done?

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  • 10K – at a faster, but not race pace – for a first run it was surprising.
  • 5 miles in the rain on my test course, where I got down to my race pace for more than a mile – no problems with grip or picking up the pace
  • Treadmill speed workout – where I ran at my 5K race pace for a 1/2 mile repeat and several 1/4 mile repeats. A fantastic test of how my problematic right foot would hold up after a total of 7.0 miles – no problems
  • 5K Easy Run – an easy run to see how they felt at a slower pace. I kept hauling back on the reins – they just want to go fast

These runs are a pretty good representation of the runs that I normally do in a pair of daily trainers.

So how did they do?

Too good.

I have been very lucky with the last two pair of shoes, (New Balance Beacon v1 and adidas Tempo 9) have worked great for me and each has gotten more than 300 miles on them.

When I compare the Epic React v1s to those shoes, it is more than favorable.

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They are for me:

  • light-weight
  • comfortable
  • cushioned – yet responsive
  • quiet – damn near silent
  • can run at a variety of paces
  • have enough grip to work well on the roads in most conditions

I am finding that the more I run in the Epic React v1, the more that I like them.

The only concern I have so far is that in the no-tongue area of the left shoe, I get a small fold in order get the right snugness for these shoes. I could almost go down to a size 8.0 mens, but then my right foot would have felt off. The fold hasn’t bothered at all, it is more a thing I see than something that affects my running in the Epic Reacts.

One of the negative comments that some have made about the Epic React has been about the placement of the harder clear outsole material and how the React outsole would hold up. For me the placement of the clear material is where I typically show wear on my outsoles, so for the way I run, they should be fine.

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However, the outsole tread pattern probably ain’t going to be much good outside during winter in Maine.

The other big complaint that I heard was that in cold weather they get too firm, it is spring, so the temps are not freezing and when it gets really cold now, I generally head for the treadmill or would use other shoes outside, so I don’t feel that it would be an issue for me.

Oh yeah, the purplish colorway – sucks. I am not a fan, but with how well I am running in the shoes, it really doesn’t matter what color they are. The orange ones are more my style.

The reality is that

The Nike Epic React v1s are a shoe that has really surprised me.

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I didn’t really think that I would like them nearly as much as I am. I think the one thing that is really making a difference for me is how my legs have felt after three pretty tough workouts in a row and still wanting to go faster on my easy run. Which could be a problem if I am not smart, which is usually a problem. 😉

That no issues thing and not feeling beat up after a tough for me 10K and speed work sessions where I ran the workouts quite well is the difference between the other shoes I have been running in and the Epic React v1s. None of the shoes I have run in a long time would have been able to match how well my legs are feeling tonight.

My first impressions are very good, now to see how they feel after 100 miles when I plan to do my next review of them.

It should be interesting over the next 80 miles.

Nike Pegasus 33 Shield – 50 Plus Mile Review

Now this review is just for continuity purposes, since the Pegasus 35 and Turbo models have already been released. I have a feeling that not too many people are going to be very interested in reading about a model that was released two models ago. 🙂

If you are – read on.

I got these at our local Mardens (a close out store) earlier this summer when I was wandering around in there and couldn’t resist the price point they were at. I certainly didn’t need them at the time, although the Shield technology intrigued me as well.

After almost 80 miles in the Nike Pegusus 33 Shield model, they have been the pleasant surprise of the summer for me. Continue reading “Nike Pegasus 33 Shield – 50 Plus Mile Review”

First Run Nike Speed Rival 6 – RunLog 7-15-18

Another pair of new to me shoes, this time courtesy of eBay for a price I couldn’t resist. Did I really need a pair of race day shoes? Ummmm actually yeah.

While I love the Green Silence and have been using for that purpose, I can feel that they are a bit long in the tooth and don’t have the “pop” that my newer shoes have. While I don’t have that many miles on them, the midsole does feel pretty lifeless and I need every little edge I can get. So I had been sort of looking at what would be a nice race day shoe for me going forward.

Since I don’t see a pair of Nike Vapor Fly 4% in my rotation anytime soon, I needed to find something else.

I had read some pretty good reviews of about the Speed Rival 6’s and that they had a wider forefoot, which is unusual in a “racing” shoe. While I hadn’t purposely been looking specifically for them, when I was wandering around eBay last week and came on these. I figured why not put in a minimum bid and see what happened. Especially, since the seller said they had only about 5 miles on them.

I won.

When I got them in, they looked like new and only weighed 7.0 ounces.

Walking around in them the heel felt a little loose and I knew that I was going to have to play with the lacing to get the right feel with them. Also I will be honest, for a pair of Nikes (a company that prides itself on the great looks of its shoes), when I look down at them – they just look fugly. They look like some of the vintage shoes from the 70’s or 80’s with how the toe comes to a point from both sides, which is not always a good thing. Continue reading “First Run Nike Speed Rival 6 – RunLog 7-15-18”

7.0 At a Decent Pace – RunLog 7-14-18

At some point this morning, my planned easy 5.0 miler, became one of those runs where I picked up the pace a lot more than I have been lately. I still am not running all that often at what I would like to think of my 5K race, but I am running faster than what I thought I would. I am getting closer to half marathon pace, just not quite there. Progress is being made, but it is slow progress. 🙂

Getting back to this morning’s run…

I started out a nice pace that I was pretty sure I could hold for the 5.0 miles. However, I did something stoopid, I had put in my ear buds and by the end of the first mile, without realizing it, I fell into the beat of the music and by the time I hit mile 2, I was going along a lot faster than I had planned. Continue reading “7.0 At a Decent Pace – RunLog 7-14-18”

Easy 4.0 & Nike – RunLog 7-13-18

Well it seems as though I am stuck in a time/space vortex continuum. The more I look at my current running shoe rotation, the more I see the big swoosh on the side. Yeah, it seems that Nike is starting to really dominate what I am running in lately.

This morning I ran an easy 4.0 mile recovery run, after yesterday’s tough trail “speedwork” session. The legs were pretty well toast and while I had a couple of places where I had a nice stride, it was all about getting the legs loosened up and doing strides when I was done.

My Nike Pegasus 33 Shield’s did quite well, although they are a bit warm for running this time of year, they are pretty comfortable.

Actually I didn’t have a lot of choice about running in the Peg 33’s.

Another Hole Forming

I have run in quite a few brands and models this year and while the rotation has been shrinking steadily to the Nike universe, this morning I was getting ready to do a nice 4.0 mile recovery run in my GoRun Ride 7’s and looked at the inside of the heel. I have been running in the quite a bit the past couple of weeks.

Unfortunately, after just over 50 miles – I am starting to wear a hole through the heel liner and within another 50 miles or less that hole will be through to the plastic heel counter. I can definitely see the hole forming and feel the roughness. It is going to be an issue going forward.

Which sucks!!!

Since I really, really love running in the GRR7’s. I can run any distance and pretty much any kind of road run that I do in them. Unfortunately, this was the primary problem that I experience with the first pair that I had. Unfortunately, as that hole gets worse, it is going to cause blisters on that heel. Athough, when I think back, I have been noticing a little soreness in my left heel after wearing them lately and I am pretty sure that wear spot is the problem. I guess I just attempted to ignore it, but I can’t any longer.

No, I don’t really blame the GRR7’s, this has happened with other brands and models – my left heel has chewed through a lot of heel counters over the years – something about my left heel and my running form.

Choices

This meant looking at my shoe inventory today for a decent long, easy/recovery run shoe. About the only daily trainer I have left that I have been running well in lately – are the Pegasus 33 Shield. Which is a bit warmer shoe for running around in July too much. I have been saving them for rainy days and the fall when the temps are cooler.

Although the Peg 33’s did fine this morning, in temps that were in the high 70’s, anything much above that and the feet do get a bit warm. So that pretty much leaves me with the deal with sweaty feet and when I look at the other alternatives, they all have things that make them less than ideal.

  • Asics RoadHawks (not a good recovery run shoe and too firm for me to be a long run shoe)
  • Newton Gravity 2 (I can use them up to 4-5 miles before the POP1 pod starts to bother)
  • Topo Ultra Fly v1 (not great for long runs, but will do if I have to)
  • Skechers Forza 3’s (to firm, plus I kick the insides of my legs way too much due to the wide heel flare and don’t have a lot of confidence in them on sand/tar – I still have scars from the last time I ran in them)
  • Of the choices I have for daily trainers, the Peg 33’s are the most comfortable for me to run in. Well the Wildhorse v1’s are doing a pretty remarkable job of being comfortable and what that would mean is that I would have to do more recovery and other routine runs on local trails versus the roads or do laps down-back on the dirt road, until I figure things out. Not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Lot of thinking to do over the next few weeks.
  • The reality is that

  • I am not brand centric when it comes to my running shoes and am rather skeptical that one particular brand’s running shoes will be the answer, after so many years of searching for ones that work for me.
  • Although it seems like I am headed back to Nike running shoes for a while at least, the same way I went back to Apple computers. Both brands just seem work for me, without a lot of fuss and muss. Maybe that is what I need to focus on – finding what works for me, versus looking for the next great thing.
  • I know that the Nike shoes that I am currently running in, are not the newest and greatest running shoes that Nike has released. You know the stuff that Running Shoe Geeks everywhere are adding their two cents about.
  • Especially, running shoes like the Vapor Fly 4%’s (wouldn’t I love a pair of size 8.0’s or 8.5’s to show up on the door step), the Pegasus 35 or the Turbo Pegasus that will be released on 7/19/18 and all those other recent releases that I and so many others have been drooling about.
  • The Nike running shoes that I have been running are the older models – Nike Wildhorse V1, Pegasus 33 and soon the Speed Rival 6. The discounted, last year’s models, or found on eBay — those forgotten shoes, that hang around for the rest of us, who tend to shop more on the cheap, but still love shoes that seem to work quite nicely even if they are old news.
  • My birthday is just over a couple weeks away and I might ask for a pair of daily trainers – mmmmm maybe a pair of Peg 35’s. I just cannot justify the $250 for VF 4% (even if I could find a pair to buy) and at $180 for the Pegasus Turbo that are coming out this month are hard for me to even think about.
  • So price is a factor to consider and I know that I could get by for while without getting any more new shoes. Although it would be nice to get a pair of the bright red Peg 35’s in my size.
  • We will see.