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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 (195)
    Runs small, need to go .5 size up
  • 6% of voters (45)
    Runs big, need to go .5 size down
707 Total Votes  
post #1411 of 84820
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Originally Posted by penpen View Post

IYE2-
Very interesting insight but it makes a lot of sense regarding the Lunar material. I actually ran in my Lunarglide 3s today and it felt exactly as you described: like running in sand. The lack of spring/bounce almost felt like energy just dies as you take each stride. My time was significantly worse than in the Racers despite running a more favorable course today. The only concern I do have with running without that added cushioning is what kind of wear it might put on joints vs a more cushioned Lunar shoe.
IllustRAYt -
I'm noticing that my initial review is worded in a way that might have a negative connotation. Quite the opposite, it feels like Lunar has reached a point where it is a definite and preferred cushioning platform in the Nike lineup. I'm pretty shocked about the mileage you have put on those Eclipses tho as I've found that the Lunarglides I'm running with now are pretty much shot in terms of overall performance at about 400 miles compared to when I first got them. The cushioning properties still seem to work decently enough, but there is definitely less spring in shoes. My buddy just got the latest Eclipses so I'm interested in what he thinks of them vs his 600 mile Lunarglides.

There is a part of me that feels that maybe that is what the Lunar platform is supposed to do: give fantastic cushioning at the cost of responsiveness/overall performance. In the end, I'm still doing the rotation thing between different shoes but I found myself missing the Racer's responsiveness today. If the only difference in cushioning for the Racers vs the Trainers is the heel zoom, then I'm with IYE2 as I'm also a midfoot striker: No reason to go with the trainers unless there is a durability issue with the shoe be it with the outsole or the upper. As a platform, the Flyknit Racer may be my flat out favorite so far. My only concern is long term wear and tear on joints etc. due to the firmness of the ride. Then again, that might just be my paranoia. =P

I'm shocked as well! Eclipses were godsent!

For the most part, I'd agree with the compromise of responsiveness for cushioning with the lastest Lunars. IMO, the most responsive/most springy Lunar was the original LunarTrainers. It was a sad day when I could no longer feel that bounce in my stride in the LTs frown.gif. Overall, Lunars just work well for me. I'm a supinator with a forefoot strike and pretty high arches if that matters.

My concerns with running in Flyknits are how long they'll last with the Zoom tooling and the strength of the FlyKnit material. I tend to run pretty aggressively and on trails, and overtime, I get tiny tears on the mesh uppers on most of my shoes, so I'm wondering how the FlyKnit upper will hold up in these types of terrains/situations. It'd be a real shame if a single tear could cause the upper/section to rip further, which could, possibly, jeopardize the whole shoe.
Edited by ILLustRAYt - 8/3/12 at 12:55am
post #1412 of 84820
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Originally Posted by Koopa2410 View Post

any idea where to find them, looked on NDC and didn't see them.....

They are on NDC, they released last Friday, but sold out in most colors/sizes. Just do a search for Flyknit. Otherwise check your local Fleet Feet or Road Runner Sports
post #1413 of 84820
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Originally Posted by Stuntman Mike View Post

i posted the catalog pics of the 3 colors releasing in feb 2013. they're labeled as chukkas.

Stuntman is definitely where I heard it. I definitely forgot that you posted those. Repost maybe? I dont know what page they are on.

I found them in the old thread

Edited by cutthroat - 8/3/12 at 1:33am
post #1414 of 84820
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Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post


They are on NDC, they released last Friday, but sold out in most colors/sizes. Just do a search for Flyknit. Otherwise check your local Fleet Feet or Road Runner Sports

 

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post #1415 of 84820
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Originally Posted by ILLustRAYt View Post

I'm shocked as well! Eclipses were godsent!
For the most part, I'd agree with the compromise of responsiveness for cushioning with the lastest Lunars. IMO, the most responsive/most springy Lunar was the original LunarTrainers. It was a sad day when I could no longer feel that bounce in my stride in the LTs frown.gif. Overall, Lunars just work well for me. I'm a supinator with a forefoot strike and pretty high arches if that matters.
My concerns with running in Flyknits are how long they'll last with the Zoom tooling and the strength of the FlyKnit material. I tend to run pretty aggressively and on trails, and overtime, I get tiny tears on the mesh uppers on most of my shoes, so I'm wondering how the FlyKnit upper will hold up in these types of terrains/situations. It'd be a real shame if a single tear could cause the upper/section to rip further, which could, possibly, jeopardize the whole shoe.

Ah. Terrain wise I can see why you use Lunar then. I almost exclusively run on asphalt or concrete where inconsistencies in surface are pretty much irrelevant. Your concern about the durability of the upper is definitely founded as I definitely wouldn't peg the Flyknits to be durable in a trail running setting. Since the whole point of the technology is that the upper is constructed with a minimal number of strands, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the whole shoe would unravel. The Zoom platform probably doesn't lend itself well to trail running either compared to Lunar as there would be less deformation and ultimately more energy transferred to the foot rather than dissipated.

Do you still feel the bounce from the Eclipses or is it more that the fit is so good that it's less of an issue for you?

I am very curious as to the durability of the Racers vs Trainers now though. Given that it is marketed as a racer vs a daily runner, I do wonder if the outsole compound is different from each other, which would result is a shorter lifespan at the tradeoff for better performance. If the Trainers get me 2x the life of the Racers, that would be a reason to trade one for the other...

Oh and I'm a midfoot striker with mild overpronation although I've dialed it out a bit with better running form over the past few years such that I can run in flats without any real concern.
post #1416 of 84820
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Originally Posted by penpen View Post

Ah. Terrain wise I can see why you use Lunar then. I almost exclusively run on asphalt or concrete where inconsistencies in surface are pretty much irrelevant. Your concern about the durability of the upper is definitely founded as I definitely wouldn't peg the Flyknits to be durable in a trail running setting. Since the whole point of the technology is that the upper is constructed with a minimal number of strands, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the whole shoe would unravel. The Zoom platform probably doesn't lend itself well to trail running either compared to Lunar as there would be less deformation and ultimately more energy transferred to the foot rather than dissipated.
Do you still feel the bounce from the Eclipses or is it more that the fit is so good that it's less of an issue for you?
I am very curious as to the durability of the Racers vs Trainers now though. Given that it is marketed as a racer vs a daily runner, I do wonder if the outsole compound is different from each other, which would result is a shorter lifespan at the tradeoff for better performance. If the Trainers get me 2x the life of the Racers, that would be a reason to trade one for the other...
Oh and I'm a midfoot striker with mild overpronation although I've dialed it out a bit with better running form over the past few years such that I can run in flats without any real concern.

I'd say 60% of my runs are on trails, but I do take it to the asphalt as well with same intensity, if not more.

Surprisingly, I still feel the bounce in the Eclipses. I'd say the fit is good but not great. The EC2s actually fit a lot better than the originals, imo. I think it's the bottomless carrier system ("33% more soft foam under the forefoot") that's made them a real pleasure to run in, at least for me.

If it's anything like the Lunaracer/LunarTrainer system, I would think the Trainer would be the more durable shoe, as they usually have the firmer outsole.
post #1417 of 84820
Happy I picked-up a pair of HTM last weekend. This are very comfy, but I still put Frees just a bit above these. Maybe I just need to start running/walking more with these on to decide better...

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post #1418 of 84820
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Originally Posted by joe apples View Post

Happy I picked-up a pair of HTM last weekend. This are very comfy, but I still put Frees just a bit above these. Maybe I just need to start running/walking more with these on to decide better...
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Those are so nice!
post #1419 of 84820
to the people who's trainer are bulging, you shoes must be tied/laced FIRMLY with these.

they are def not made to be loosely worn.

tieing/lacing them makes all the difference in the world as far as comfort and the look...
post #1420 of 84820
Can't wait to receive my pair! It's held in customs right now...

Hopefully the size is right for me. All the comments are getting me scared.

Also, shoutout to BetweenTheBars who was gonna help me get a pair before nice shipped to me without any notice
post #1421 of 84820
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Originally Posted by JRodski View Post

to the people who's trainer are bulging, you shoes must be tied/laced FIRMLY with these.
they are def not made to be loosely worn.
tieing/lacing them makes all the difference in the world as far as comfort and the look...

I think it's more a matter of not having the right size in the first place than anything else.

So because I ordered both TTS & 1/2 small in the racer, I tried the smaller pair on to see if I noticed the same fit/bulging:
the length was similar & not bad at all, they were kinda tight width-wise but not bad overall, wouldn't be a casual-friendly fit but for short/medium distance runs you could probably pull it off...about the same thing I said with my trainers that I believe are 1/2 size small.

With that said I seriously would like to get my hands on size 10.5 blue glow/barely blue and total orange/blue glow trainers.
Anyone know of any Niketowns that ship with these colors? Or even either black based pair or the red pair?
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post #1422 of 84820
Wore mine at the gym yesterday and I'm glad I went TTS. There is a very small amount of extra room in the front compared to what I usually like, but going down half a size would have definitely been too narrow. The thing I enjoyed most on these was the breath ability. Usually my feet get somewhat hot after a little while and that wasn't happening with these.
post #1423 of 84820
I went a little crazy on these...but no regrets pimp.gifpimp.gifpimp.gif
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post #1424 of 84820
Can anyone post on feet pics of the black and whites? I'm torn between getting volts or those. I like the multi color black but volt is volt eyes.gif
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post #1426 of 84820
A little heads up for my fellow Flyknit folk. I just ordered the volt trainers from Finishline and somehow was able to use a reward AND a 20 off 100! Total came to 120 something and I had a gift card. Wound up getting them after the giftcard for $30 2nd day air! If u have a reward and a 20 off goto Finishline with the product number and order. They have color codes

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post #1427 of 84820

Can't figure out if the USA Athletes are wearing the Volt Trainers or the Racers? Or maybe both...

post #1428 of 84820
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Originally Posted by owlan View Post

He's talking about the Stadium Cuff Pants
haha, yeah, i was talking about the pants. i found the stadium pants on ndc with the "nike" above the swoosh logo or the nike sportswear logo that was the same color as the pants. can't find the black ones with just a white swoosh.

as for the flyknits, i received both my trainers and racers yesterday. racers were cool, but trainers will be returned. flyknits as a whole, in my opinion, are way overrated. they don't look that great, and definitely didn't feel that great to me. and for $150, definitely aren't cheap. but then again, i'm a huge fan of lunar anything, so.....
post #1429 of 84820
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A little heads up for my fellow Flyknit folk. I just ordered the volt trainers from Finishline and somehow was able to use a reward AND a 20 off 100! Total came to 120 something and I had a gift card. Wound up getting them after the giftcard for $30 2nd day air! If u have a reward and a 20 off goto Finishline with the product number and order. They have color codes
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NICE, J! I'm considering the Volt cw.

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Originally Posted by Koopa2410 View Post

haha, yeah, i was talking about the pants. i found the stadium pants on ndc with the "nike" above the swoosh logo or the nike sportswear logo that was the same color as the pants. can't find the black ones with just a white swoosh.
as for the flyknits, i received both my trainers and racers yesterday. racers were cool, but trainers will be returned. flyknits as a whole, in my opinion, are way overrated. they don't look that great, and definitely didn't feel that great to me. and for $150, definitely aren't cheap. but then again, i'm a huge fan of lunar anything, so.....

Hmm... I really want to try 'em on! Maybe the LG4-soled version will make you reconsider?
Edited by ILLustRAYt - 8/3/12 at 11:36am
post #1430 of 84820
I got my Orange Racers in yesterday. I have space in the toebox, which I like but its too tight further along the shoe. Aside from that it's really light and you barely notice you have them on weight wise, which is good. I was going to wear my pair both casually and when I'm running but seeing as they don't fit me as well as I hoped they would it looks like I might have to send them back.
post #1431 of 84820
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A little heads up for my fellow Flyknit folk. I just ordered the volt trainers from Finishline and somehow was able to use a reward AND a 20 off 100! Total came to 120 something and I had a gift card. Wound up getting them after the giftcard for $30 2nd day air! If u have a reward and a 20 off goto Finishline with the product number and order. They have color codes
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How? I can't find them on their site...

post #1432 of 84820

My local Finishline (Millenia Mall) received the volt and orange racers and trainers. They said more pairs will be coming next week. Keep your eyes peeled!

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post #1433 of 84820
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Originally Posted by Freddy View Post

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Originally Posted by TheAssassin23 View Post

A little heads up for my fellow Flyknit folk. I just ordered the volt trainers from Finishline and somehow was able to use a reward AND a 20 off 100! Total came to 120 something and I had a gift card. Wound up getting them after the giftcard for $30 2nd day air! If u have a reward and a 20 off goto Finishline with the product number and order. They have color codes
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880

How? I can't find them on their site...

 

He meant go to an actual B&M Finishline and order in store.

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post #1434 of 84820

I  tried these on at NTNY. They look a lot better than they feel. Maybe im just used to Free Runs. But I was considering coppin just cause of how sleek they look. $150 though...

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post #1435 of 84820
they fit true to size. I wear a 10 in basically every Nike. I tried on the trainers in both a 9.5 and a 10. There was a little room in the toes on the 10 but the 9.5 were too narrow in width, they felt uncomfortable so I went with the size 10 which I normally wear.
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post #1436 of 84820
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Can't figure out if the USA Athletes are wearing the Volt Trainers or the Racers? Or maybe both...

Athletes are wearing the trainers.
post #1437 of 84820

17 miles and counting w/the Flyknit Racer Great shoe!

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post #1438 of 84820

NDC cancelled my order from last friday. yay! lol

guess i'll have to hunt these down.

post #1439 of 84820
Checked UPS.com on my NDC order and shows "Exception" due to a "Late Train." I was expecting them today and was gonna wear em all weekend, and now there's no more expected shipping date. FML FirstWorldProblems
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I got all black in size 13 and white/black in size 12.5. The 12.5 white/black fit perfect. The black 13 are a little long. I usually wear a size 13 in Nike Frees. So, I was surprised. I was worried the 12.5 were going to be too small based on feedback from people on here. I guess it is all based on preference. I wish i could get the black/white or any other color in 12.5. These things are amazing looking. I do have volts/electric green Racers on the way (location unknown muahaha!) in size 13. So, now, I'm nervous these volts are going to be too big. 

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