Nike

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    Jan 25, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    I got a Nike recently and have been training with it and enjoying it aside from a few problems with its distance-speed readings. Anyone else using it?
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    Jan 25, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    The running club I am associated with is sponsored by Nike. So we gets lots of shoes/apparel at less than wholesale. The club is made up of competitive runners, so pretty discerning about the shoes. You didn't mention a model. For training, the consensus in our club is either the Air Structure Triax or Air Pegasus (cheaper) are the choices of most, but Nike makes a bunch of different shoes that are geared to different purposes (including trail shoes, racing flats, track spikes, etc.)

    Hope that helps.
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    Jan 26, 2007 5:19 PM GMT
    Sorry- the "plus" symbol is not appearing on the post. I am referring to Nike-Ipod "plus", the training software developed by Nike and Ipod.
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    Jan 26, 2007 6:51 PM GMT
    DOH!! Sorry...if I had read more closely, I should have figured that out. Can't comment on that....
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    Jan 27, 2007 9:24 PM GMT
    Hi there
    I bought the Air Max 360's at the beginning of the year and I've been using them ever since.
    I don't think they are the greatest not the best shoe that you can get for your money. For many years I have been getting my "Saucony" shoes through my chiropodist and never had any problems... but I thought these would be a change, plus the fact that you can connect them to your Ipod doesn't hurt either.
    For the first few weeks that I used them, I had major chin splins, I had to get my orthodics changed twice, to fit them. I had to get the "chip" that goes in your shoes exchanged three times due to malfunctions (but recently it seems to be working fine). I like using them when I'm running, but if you're just working out at the gym, the "chip" is useless. The calorie counter is wrong and forget about doing any other "cardio type" exercise besides running... it just doesn't work, on the other hand when you run, it's fun to have that voice tell how fast, and for how long you have ran, plus it's cool to track your runs on the Nike web page. Let me know what your experiences are... I'd love to compare and contrast.
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    Jan 27, 2007 10:38 PM GMT
    While I can't comment on the electronics, the Air Max 360 is air cushioned throughout...no foam or other support. The scuttlebutt I hear from other runners is that they are heavy and clunky. And those air pockets can be prone to real significant problems. For example, they can develop a leak...in which case you will, at best, not get a proper foot plant and can irritate things and, at worst, you can have such uneven support you can develop serious knee problems. The other shoes I mentioned above don't have those issues, because although they have some air pockets in the heel, they have other support systems built in the fore and mid foot areas.

    Also, $160 retail for a pair of shoes is ridiculous, although I realize that those electronic/Pod features raise the price astronomically, probably.
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    Jan 28, 2007 3:45 PM GMT
    I just switched over from New Balance 856 s to the new Asics gel-kayano IGS and had about a week of shin soreness. I use the ipod "pod" in a key holder that velcros securely to the laces of the shoe and have not had any problems. On occasion the mileage is off; I use the USATF.org site to mark my runs and keep an eye on distance. You are right about the voice and the info the Nike Plus gives you as you run, it IS helpful!
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    Jan 29, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    Hi fast prof
    Thanks for the information... you are right for what they are and do, these shoes are overpriced.
    I had sworn off Nike shoes after my previous experience with the Nike Shox (another "shoe" I find overpriced for what it actually is), but as I previously mentioned I wanted to see if indeed there was a difference with these new "shoes"... and despite my hopes, the Nike experience just got worst.
    If anyone one out there is a devoted fan of these shoes or as any other recommendations as to what some of the better jogging/running shoes are out there please let me/us know.
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    Jan 29, 2007 4:14 PM GMT
    I now buy my running shoes at a runner-specific store (Fleet Feet Sports) and they do not sell Nike! The owner feels that Nike does not make a quality running shoe. Instead, he focusses on New Balance, Asics, and Brooks, and a few other brands. If you are having problems finding a good shoe, I would totally recommend going to a place like Fleet Feet, Snail's Pace or Road Runner Sports to get properly fitted with a pair of shoes. It really does make a difference!