- Joined Mar 14, 2018
Nice work. I'm ready when you need a wear tester.
I'm afraid I'm still working out the kinks. While these two pairs of plates came out beautiful looking, it turns out the curves sagged a little bit while the resin cured. I didn't think the little bit of difference would matter (they are springy after all), but I guess feet are really sensitive and it does matter. While wearing either pair feels great, the plate mismatching the strobel board curves is irritating and hurts after a while. The mismatch also makes the heel pop like the forefoot used to pop on first gen Epics.Nice work. I'm ready when you need a wear tester.
If first you don't succeed, try try again... Here is my latest attempt with a new stackup, shape, and resin curing process:Looks like I'm going to have to come up with a different process that avoids the sagging during cure time.
I'm sure they get lots of "inspiration" from ideas on Niketalk. They overthought the Rise though, as I don't think it needed leather reinforcements or a full bootie upper. All they had to do is take the Epic and stop the manufacturing process before they cut the lace holes and glued on panels. It would be ridiculously cheap to make, just a one piece flyknit upper and REACT foam sole. Offer it at Pegasus prices in a lot of colorways and it would make crazy money for them. The comfort and convenience of a slipper with the performance of a running shoe. And when you add a carbon fiber insole, performance is in the same league as the 4%. Add a GoreTex bootie and it outperforms the Peg Shield. It would only work for lifestyle and running use though, as it does not have enough lockdown for anything that requires cutting side to side like basketball or soccer.Wow, they really copied your idea. I would like to know how many ideas, designs, and colorways have been copied by Nike from Niketalk over the years. Maybe they do not care because there would not be Niketalk without Nike?
I stand corrected... Apparently, the women's version of the Rise has been red hot in Europe, selling out quickly, and for more than retail on aftermarket. They offered triple black in the women's version in Europe and that was the hottest colorway.neither the women or mens versions sold well, so get them on discount before they are gone forever.
Various European Footlocker websites are pricing them HIGHER than ER2 retail price. I hope this is a mistake, as I don't think it makes sense to take everything off an ER and then charge more for it - there are even less manufacturing steps to make it. smhFootlocker website is showing the laceless Epic Phantom REACTs available on May 5th, so looks like they are almost here...
I had the exact same thought almost.OK... back to the mods...
The lastest and perhaps easiest ER mod is to replace the ER insole with the insole from the Epic Rise. The two shoes have identical midsoles, outsoles, and strobel boards. So, I expected them to have identical insoles. Wrong, they are very different.
The Rise insole has a very deep sculpted heel. I have always felt the ER is a bit flat at the heel, and if you are unlucky enough to have Plantar Fasciitis, the ER will not work for you. After very long runs my heel is a bit tender. The Rise insole is practically a sphere and gently curves far up the insides of the flyknit upper. Since the ER and Rise shoes are identical, rise insole works perfectly in the ER.
The Rise insole is light blue, the ER insole is dark blue:
Also, at the forefoot, the Rise insole is thicker with squared off edges, while the ER is thinner with tapered edges.
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