NIKE Thread - Page 107
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Do not do that on the FK Lunars 1. I am a 10 in the FK Lunar 1 and a 10 in Free.
It's a blue leaning toward turquoise. Definitely more like a light blue IMO.
I'll preface this by saying I'm neither an excellent runner nor a C25k hobbyjogger - during a period where I'm in good form and training to run well I'll manage between forty and sixty miles per week on track and trail. I have permanent scarring of the right AT from a HS XC injury which makes me very sensitive to heel to toe drop and any sort of stability control or padding.
I ran about 300 miles in the original Free 5.0s before giving up on them and going back to burning through racing flats. The sole was overly cushioned and negatively affected my form, aggravating my injury. They're now relegated to gym and plyo usage, where the extra cushioning is of marginal benefit and lack of tread isn't an issue.
The newer 3.0s v4s are much better, but, somewhat paradoxically, I recommend avoiding the designated 'Run' model and just getting the regular, non + pair. It has half the heel delt and a narrower forefoot in addition to a more sock-like upper. Despite improvements in road feel and drop, they still suffer from the same lack of tread as the original model. The way the sole is cut pretty much precludes any sort of traction control from being slapped on, and trail running in them always felt injury prone. If you're just going to stick to the road and aren't planning on putting down tons of miles, they're worth a look.
Since the NB minimus line came out, I've been doing all my training in those, and honestly much prefer the MT series' sole to anything in the Free line. Much better traction and a better heel cup, at least for my foot. Only problem is they're ugly as all get out - Nike has always had much better designs than their competitors and definitely grasped the idea that a minimal shoe should have a similarly spartan upper.
Nike Free Flyknit +
(First Wave - Men's)
012 BLACK/WHITE-DARK GREY-WOLF GREY
316 ELECTRIC GREEN/WHITE-BRIGHT CRIMSON-BLACK
413 SQADRON BLUE/WHITE-NEO TURQUOISE-CHLORINE BLUE
414 GAME ROYAL/WHITE-BLUE GLOW-WOLF GREY
418 BLUE GLOW/WHITE-GAME ROYAL-TOTAL ORANGE
616 BRGHT CRMSN/WHT-GYM RD-SQDRN B
618 UNIVERSITY RED/WHITE-TEAM ORANGE-TOTAL ORANGE
713 VOLT/WHITE-ELECTRIC GREEN-WOLF GREY