Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:31 pm
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When I NB 574 Unisex Cheap Sale first put the One2¡¯s on my feet my reaction was ¡°Wow, this is an Altra???¡± They felt downright cushy compared to other Altras I¡¯ve tried, and for me this is a good thing. The feel underfoot is very comparable to the Saucony Virrata, maybe even the original Saucony Kinvara. And the reason why this is good for me is because those two shoes have been on my feet in my last three marathons (not at the same time!). The One2 is like a Virrata with a super wide toebox and a less structured upper, and less of a lug-like feeling under the forefoot.
I¡¯d be interested in trying the Fresh Foam 980 Trail, but it¡¯s definitely one that I will have to try on before purchasing. I won¡¯t buy another shoe on the Fresh Foam platform if the fit is similar to the road shoe. The toebox in the 980 trail does look a bit more rounded in the photo above, so I may give them a try if my LRS decides to stock them. In the NB 574 Womens UK Sale meantime, my buddy Sam Winebaum wrote up some thoughts on the 980 Trail after a few runs in a pre-release sample.
I also want to add that I really like the look of the Zante ¨C it¡¯s not a flashy shoe, but the upper has a really nice design and the NYC colorway is pretty sweet.
One point of concern about the sole ¨C I noticed this morning that the white paint along the upper portion of the sole was flaking off. Purely cosmetic, and hopefully Altra can get this under control in production:
I can honestly say that the RC5000 is a very impressive shoe. I have admittedly only put in one run in them so far, but they handled 7+ sockless miles with ease, and I¡¯m confident enough in them that I¡¯ll probably take them out on my next long run. I¡¯m going to end this ¡°first run¡± review here, and will update as needed if my thoughts change after additional runs.
New Balance Minimus Trail Shoe Appearance and Construction First things first, the Minimus Trail is a very good looking shoe. I¡¯m a big fan of shoes that make a bold statement with their appearance, and the orange and black shoe that New Balance sent me certainly does that. The upper of the Minimus Trail is composed mostly of two kinds of mesh, both of which can be clearly distinguished in the images included with this post. The mesh on the toebox and tongue is a bit more padded than the rest, and is softe newbalancesale2016.com r to the touch. It also absorbed water like a sponge when running through puddles, which felt a bit unusual, though not uncomfortable. The remaining mesh is more open, and the upper as a whole is thinner and a lot less structured than that of the Minimus Road. Of the shoes that I have in my collection, the most similar to the Minimus Trail in terms of upper structure and feel would be the Mizuno Wave Universe, the original Nike Free 3.0, and the Vibram Fivefingers ¨C together, these shoes probabl New Balance 574 Womens UK Sale y come closest to my ideal in terms of upper design.