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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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i tried them but they don't fit my feet, but i have a few friends that race in these. the impression is they are worth the money if you fit as a very specific criteria. they are NOT trainers in any sense (specifically a race shoe that may get 150 miles total before they break down) and do not work well if you have anything other than a solid forefoot strike. that said, if they work for you they will make you faster.
Thanks for the input. I usually wear a wide and I see that is not an option on their website. Just curious overall. I run for general physical fitness and don't race much anymore. Looking for to Spring and longer days so I can cycle more.
 

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yeah they are interesting and a lot of that tech will seep down to the more normal offerings. a bunch of companies are starting to experiment with carbon plates for adding "spring" and different levels and types of foam for decreasing muscle fatigue. though there has been word that the next% current or next iteration is considering being banned from elite competition by the governing body as it has been scientifically proven to give athletes an advantage while racing.
 

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A customer who runs for CU boulder said they're banned by the school. Apparently, if you wore those shoes and changed nothing else about your stride etc. and just ran as you normally would, it improves your running by something crazy like 10%.
 

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A customer who runs for CU boulder said they're banned by the school. Apparently, if you wore those shoes and changed nothing else about your stride etc. and just ran as you normally would, it improves your running by something crazy like 10%.
Makes me curious to try them. $250 for a pair.
 

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A customer who runs for CU boulder said they're banned by the school. Apparently, if you wore those shoes and changed nothing else about your stride etc. and just ran as you normally would, it improves your running by something crazy like 10%.
10%? Damn. So, when I used to run road races, at my fastest, I did an 18 minute 5K. That placed me in about the to 10% of racers (sounds less impressive if you account for all the people who are just doing it to finish). If I could take that down to under 17 minutes based soley on shoes, it would have made my placements so much better. Not actually fast enough to win or even place, but fast enough to be in that top pack of runners. For that, even at $250/pair? Would buy.
 

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Well, it seems that World Athletics is about to step in (finally) to recommend regulation of these spring-loaded shoes before it's too late and end up with a ridiculous arms race...


The current generation will likely not be banned but further developments will likely be controlled.
 

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lol @ people wanting to buy these for jogging around their neighborhood
 

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not really fashion, anyone ever bought kids stuff from jcrew? I stick mostly with muji/mini boden for basics, and Zara for "interesting" stuff. One thing I found issue with typical american brand (say RL/Gap/Old Navy) is the arm/leg are usually too long but also too slim at the same time, guess I just got a chubby kid... (though she is actually 50 percentile or maybe she is just really asian on the thigh front :p)?
 

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