NIKE Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RFX45, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Watched it. Not a ton of substance, and relatively unsatisfying. Nice to get to know the runners a bit more though, as individuals.
     


  2. RFX45

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    ELIUD KIPCHOGE GOES FOR A WORLD RECORD IN BERLIN

    Elite runner Eliud Kipchoge — the fastest marathoner ever — will attempt to break the world record of 2:02:57 in Berlin on September 24. "A world record, that's what's in my mind," Kipchoge says. "To many people it's a barrier; to me, it's slower than my personal best."

    He’ll wear a custom version of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite with a carbon fiber plate tuned for his specific performance needs and "Beyond the Limits" on the lateral side, "EK" on the medial side and a sockliner top cloth printed with his wife, daughter and sons’ names.


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    The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite combines athlete insight with biomechanics analysis and cutting-edge engineering, radically redefining speed on the road for elite runners. The shoe was originally created and specifically tuned for the three athletes who attempted to break the two-hour marathon barrier as part of Nike’s Breaking2 challenge.

    The shoe features Nike ZoomX foam for responsive cushioning and a full-length carbon fiber plate to increase stiffness and provide a sensation of propulsion. A 21-mm forefoot stack height and 9-mm offset are designed to minimize Achilles strain. The aerodynamic heel reduces drag while a Flyknit upper hugs the foot without adding weight.

    Now, this innovative shoe is able to deliver unrivaled performance benefits for every runner with its first-ever limited release in the same bright crimson colorway Kipchoge will wear this weekend.

    To unlock access to purchase one of 99 pairs of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite (available to Nike members in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom), complete a Just Do It Sunday run anytime on September 24 with the NRC app. People who do that will be notified through their NRC app when the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite becomes available on September 27 for 500 Euros.

    For Nike members in Berlin, there will be a limited opportunity to purchase the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite in the Berlin Store (Tauentzienstrasse 9, 10789) on September 23.
     


  4. randomkoreandude

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  5. RFX45

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    yah, I posted it on Niketalk too and people pounced on 'em :lol:
     


  6. dieworkwear

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    anyone know how to size the air max 97 reissue?
     


  7. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    @RFX - Why does Eliud not already hold the world record? He beat 2:02:57 already, as documented in the Breaking2 doc. Why does that not count as a world record?
     


  8. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    wasn't the previous run on a track and with too many pacers to be considered for a record ? there are certain other constraints, like total changes in elevation across the course.
     


  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    it's because they used pacers during the doc

    those guys that run in front of him to break wind disqualifies his run as a world record holder

    I think the scooters giving him drinks throughout the run is also a factor as a water station in a regular marathon usually means the runners have to slow down
     


  10. willy cheesesteak

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    Can't speak on the Ultra model, but OG build AM97s run half size small to me (from owning the silver bullet and metallic golds). To compare, I wear:

    Flyknit Lunar 3: 10
    Free Run +2: 10
    Air Penny II: 10
    Air Max 97 OG: 10
    Air Max 95 OG: 10
    Flyknit Trainer (padded): 10
    Flyknit Trainer (unpadded): 9.5
    LunarEpic Flyknit: 9.5
    Air VaporMax: 9.5
    Air Max Plus: 9.5
    Air Max 180 OG: 9.5
    Air Max 2 CB 94: 9.5
    Air Max Penny: 9.5
    Air Mowabb: 9.5
    Air Carnivore: 9.5
    Zoom Flight 95: 9.5
    Zoom Flight Bonafide: 9.5
    Zoom Flight The Glove: 9.5
    Air Shake Ndestrukt: 9.5
    Dunk: 9.5
    Vandal: 9.5
    Air Jordan I OG: 9.5
    Air Jordan XI: 9.5
    Vans: 9.5
    Air Jordan XII: 9
    Air Jordan XIII: 9
    Air Force One: 9
    Air More Uptempo: 9
    Free Flyknit Mercurial: 9
    Zoom Mercurial XI FK: 9
    Common Projects: 42
    Converse All Star: 9
    EG x Vans: 9
     
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    Wow, that's super helpful. Thanks!

    Any thoughts on the 95 vs the 97? I was kinda in-between the two.
     


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    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    I like both but prefer the design and comfort of the 97.
     


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    Is it still possible to buy the 97s in metallic gold from anywhere other than a marked up reseller?
     


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