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Poll Results: Size preference

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 45% of voters (319)
    True to size
  • 24% of voters (171)
    True to size runs snug, but feels fine
  • 27% of voters (193)
    Runs small, need to go .5 size up
  • 6% of voters (45)
    Runs big, need to go .5 size down
705 Total Votes  
post #11701 of 84784

PLEASE STOP WITH THE BUY/SELL/TRADE.

 

 

Just got my MC Trainers in from Run.com.  I finally understand what everyone is talking about with padded vs unpadded.  I prefer my unpadded Volts much more.

post #11702 of 84784
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My electric greens came in today, no padding!

Paired them with my SXSW exclusives.
You mean South by Southwest? Please explain.
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post #11703 of 84784
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post #11704 of 84784
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Originally Posted by 4wrestling View Post

PLEASE STOP WITH THE BUY/SELL/TRADE.

 

 

Just got my MC Trainers in from Run.com.  I finally understand what everyone is talking about with padded vs unpadded.  I prefer my unpadded Volts much more.

Unpadded > Padded

 

But to each their own

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post #11705 of 84784
Last call on anybody who needs help on Racer MC for $5 under retail. Have 6 NT'ers I'm helping so far so make it quick & lemme know the needed size(s). Thanks
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post #11706 of 84784
I hate to continue the discussion of padded vs. unpadded, but was it ever determined why Nike made the change to go with padded on the Trainers? Was it a performance issue? I recall reading somewhere (I think it was on NT) that the reason they changed the laces is because the round laces kept getting undone while people were actually running in them. Not sure why they decided to add the padding, though.
post #11707 of 84784
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I hate to continue the discussion of padded vs. unpadded, but was it ever determined why Nike made the change to go with padded on the Trainers? Was it a performance issue? I recall reading somewhere (I think it was on NT) that the reason they changed the laces is because the round laces kept getting undone while people were actually running in them. Not sure why they decided to add the padding, though.

There were complaints that the heel was cutting into the ankle.
post #11708 of 84784
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I hate to continue the discussion of padded vs. unpadded, but was it ever determined why Nike made the change to go with padded on the Trainers? Was it a performance issue? I recall reading somewhere (I think it was on NT) that the reason they changed the laces is because the round laces kept getting undone while people were actually running in them. Not sure why they decided to add the padding, though.

People were getting blisters on their heel, foot would slip, other ankle issues.
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post #11709 of 84784
^It's not just the laces. I think some runners were experiencing chafing/rawness on their heels from the unpadded trainers rubbing against their skin, so Nike added the padding to try and solve that issue. I've read a couple of times in this thread that people have had some bloody/raw heels after their runs. Obviously, if you're just wearing them casually, the chafing isn't a real concern.

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post #11710 of 84784
Thanks for clearing that up, guys! Makes sense now.

I really don't have a preference when it comes to padded vs. unpadded, but if runners were experiencing issues as a direct result of the lack of padding, I imagine they weren't wearing socks, hence blisters, heel slippage, etc. I wonder if simply wearing socks could have solved the issue.
post #11711 of 84784

These were just dropped off.  Someone mentioned Sequoia's yesterday....  

 

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post #11712 of 84784

Just got my MC Trainers in..

 

this padded heel is not the business, debating a return. 

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post #11713 of 84784
Had a rough night.




Threw them in the washer.


Good as new.


post #11714 of 84784
I honestly think nike just started making trainers padded cause the mass produced lunars are padded. Probably saves money by keeping the uppers all uniform.
post #11715 of 84784
Absolutely love how easy this shoe is to wash/ clean. Takes nothing to make them look new again
post #11716 of 84784
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Originally Posted by Patrik1tha1 View Post

I honestly think nike just started making trainers padded cause the mass produced lunars are padded. Probably saves money by keeping the uppers all uniform.


I would agree BUT all the protoypes of the FK Lunars (which are seen on the first page of the lunar thread) were non-padded (and they're gorgeous).  I think they just saw the issues people had and made a fix for past and future. 

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post #11717 of 84784
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I honestly think nike just started making trainers padded cause the mass produced lunars are padded. Probably saves money by keeping the uppers all uniform.

 

Wrong. Racers are unpadded. And Nike is still using their resources to keep them that way. They could have easily kept the Trainers unpadded to make them "uniform" with the Racers and "save money."

 

They didn't.

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post #11718 of 84784
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You mean South by Southwest? Please explain.

 

Those 5.0s were sold at a pop up shop at SXSW a couple (?) years ago.  It was mainly a promo for the Fuelband, and they sold the 5.0s and the Fuel 3.0s.

post #11719 of 84784
Sxsw music festival.

Took me a while to get a pair.
post #11720 of 84784
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Originally Posted by ahhhnth View Post

Wrong. Racers are unpadded. And Nike is still using their resources to keep them that way. They could have easily kept the Trainers unpadded to make them "uniform" with the Racers and "save money."

They didn't.

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I honestly think nike just started making trainers padded cause the mass produced lunars are padded. Probably saves money by keeping the uppers all uniform.
I think the padding was added more because of a performance issue. For example "Racers" are meant for long distance running and should be produced the most lightest way possible and use the least amount of material. "Trainer" on the other hand are meant for training. In training there is more movements being made so I think the padding gives it more of a support around the foot.
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post #11721 of 84784
Honestly, Nike should make two seperate versions of the shoe (trainer) one being padded and one unpadded.

The padding issue honestly isn't a huge deal, but I am a much larger fan of the unpadded.
post #11722 of 84784
Got shipping confirmation on my size 10 white trainers from the NDC sneak-restock this past Sat, should be here Wednesday nthat.gif

I'm still patiently waiting on more info on those gamma blues though nerd.gif
post #11723 of 84784
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Originally Posted by Patrik1tha1 View Post

I honestly think nike just started making trainers padded cause the mass produced lunars are padded. Probably saves money by keeping the uppers all uniform.

Wrong. Racers are unpadded. And Nike is still using their resources to keep them that way. They could have easily kept the Trainers unpadded to make them "uniform" with the Racers and "save money."

They didn't.

Chill, racers and trainers aren't the same shoe. But trainers and lunars are, beside the soles being different. Which is why I said keeping "those 2" models uniform.
post #11724 of 84784
Man when will the black trainers go on sale lol
post #11725 of 84784
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Chill, racers and trainers aren't the same shoe. But trainers and lunars are, beside the soles being different. Which is why I said keeping "those 2" models uniform.


Even aside from the sole, the Trainers and Lunars have different upper designs.

Not including HTMs:

- I am 99% sure there is not one Lunar design/CW that is the exact same (uniform) on a Trainer.
- Is there a Lunar model that implements the color blocking of the Black/White, White/Black, Volt/Black, Royal/Volt, etc?
- Swoosh sizes and placements are different.
 

 

If Nike is not making the uppers for each Flyknit uniform to save money, they aren't making both Trainers and Lunars padded to save money. It might even be cheaper to leave out the extra padding.


Edited by ahhhnth - 8/26/13 at 9:24pm
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post #11726 of 84784
Nobody is talking about colorways. The uppers are the same, meaning the construction is the same. If they are going to do it to one, might as well do it to both wether it's padded or not. And since there were complaints about heel rub, they just did it to everything with the trainer/lunar sole since the uppers are the same, I'm imagining.
post #11727 of 84784
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Man when will the black trainers go on sale lol

 

Feel like i've been waiting forever for this to happen.

post #11728 of 84784
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Originally Posted by Patrik1tha1 View Post

Nobody is talking about colorways. The uppers are the same, meaning the construction is the same. If they are going to do it to one, might as well do it to both wether it's padded or not. And since there were complaints about heel rub, they just did it to everything with the trainer/lunar sole since the uppers are the same, I'm imagining.


Agree with whats in red. They changed BOTH b/c of the heel rub complaints. That's it...nothing else.

NOT to save money by keeping them uniform. As you mentioned here:

http://niketalk.com/t/333957/official-nike-zoom-flyknit-collection-updated-summer-2013-and-flyknit-collective-p-213/11700#post_18606137

You sort of just flip flopped on your point in a way.

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post #11729 of 84784
trainers released first with padding. Nobody complained about lunars, they have only been released w/ padding.

But whatever you say bro, cheers!
post #11730 of 84784
There's a pair of orange racers on FNL.com in a 8.5 if anyone is interested.
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