Originally Posted by Fahqu001
FKRs may be better to run in than UBs, but ... to be honest, you're probably not going to see a super serious runner in either. That's more Asics, Brooks, Newton, Saucony, Mizuno etc territory. Can't tell you I've seen any buddies that run marathons or triathlon or people in general in those types of races in either model . Strong chance if they're a professional and they are, they're being sponsored. May not have been intended to be lifestyle shoes by either brand, but that's what they've become for the vast majority.
I have plenty(at least 30+ of each) of both model and UBs are more comfortable, but I wear FKRs more.
I've run in the UBs, and I only lasted one mile in them. I'll never do that again. However, as a casual shoe, I won't deny their A1 comfort.
I posted this in the Peg thread re: the same topic...
"I can hang with the lead pacers at local running store/city clubs. Yeah, I noticed most don't wear Nike. For me, they work well for me, specifically the Flyknit Racer or any forefoot Zoomed shoe. At the same time, I won't spend over $90 for a shoe I'm just going to get miles out of. I consider myself a casual runner as well, but I've got "serious" runner goals if that makes sense lol
- Average a sub7/mile/min 100mi month. I'm on good "pace" right now at 6'50" for 47mi.
- 9mi in an hour. At the pace i'm going now, I hope I can get it done this year.
- BQ. My first race ever was a full. I finished at 3:30 (in Nikes) with bad form and all lol. Since then, I feel like I've improved on my form, breathing and efficiency so much."
I own other running brands and am a fan of them too; Newton Distance 3s and 4s, Hoka Clifton 1 and 3s, adizero adios3s, Saucony Triumph Isos, etc. However, I've had my best runs in Nike, specifically the FKRs.
Point is... There are other options other than just Nike. Whatever works the BEST for YOU may not work as well for someone else. Once you find that shoe, stock up lolEdited by ILLustRAYt - 4/17/17 at 11:45am