they just don't look so impressive in person.
very bulky and gimmick for what a running shoe is suppose to be IMO.
Which shoe are you speaking of?
The Lunar shoes aren't really that bulky, no more bulky than any neutral New Balance, Asics, Mizuno, etc... running shoes out there. If you are comparing it to sprinting shoes that weight almost nothing, then yeah these are RO in comparison but the Lunarglides 4 are very light, less than 10 ounces, it's crazy how light and cushioned it is.
For quick runs (1-2 miles), I don't mind Free Runs. Good for strengthening your legs too.
For longer runs (5-10 miles), I like Lunarglides (updated from 3 to 4 and it is much better) or Pegasus (28 is great, updating to 29 soon).
Overall I prefer the Pegasus for running, it is more cushioned and comfortable.
If you want to test either one out, I believe Finishline has a 15-day test-run policy on the Pegasus', I'm not sure of the exact details but I believe you can run in them for 15 days and return them if it doesn't suit you.
Kobe VII was actually kind of a let down, in comparison to the Kobe IV and V, those are actually better than VI and VII the more I play with it these days. Probably still lowtop bball shoes right now though.
Also to those interested, NSW Free Run 3's with speckled soles. I like the suede and different mesh uppers.
i was talking about these
also tried on this pair and as much as I want to like it it just sort of clashed. even at $60 i had to pass.
Firmament Berlin also had some shoes on the free sole, never saw them elsewhere but I slept on it sigh and sold out
You really found the Free Run 3 bulky? I haven't handled the leather versions but my Free Runs is probably my lowest profile Nike shoe to date. It just isn't bulky at all unless the leather versions are substantially more cushioned or padded but even then I just can't imagine them being that bulky. I just find that weird.
Gimmicky more than bulky with the NSW iteration. Some people will probably like the leather or suede upper. I personally like the sleekness mesh provides.
Leather just gives the look more heft. I was looking at it and held the shoe in my hand and thought why would I pick this leather sneaker up compared to some other sneakers e.g. CP, MMM, etc.
The style does not meet functionality. This decision I have to disagree with Nike.