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Ultra / Adventure racing
Nike Flyknit Racer?
They look good, i've seen some positive reviews but how have others fared with them? Are they adequate for 30-35 miles a week mileage or more of a fashion shoe?
Not a fashion shoe - a very good racing shoe. My favourite in fact (tho` I`ve alway got on well with Nike racing shoes).
Extraordinarily light and supisingly supportive for that a lightweight racer.
Grip good on wet roads
Designed for a neutral footstrker with good biomechanics, i.e. biomechinally efficient runners. Also - probably not ideal for the `heavier` runner`.
I personally wouldn`t train full time in them (I`m talking marathon training, mind you). I will run 1-2/week over moderate distances: my other 5 weekly runs would be in something more solid (in my case Hoka Clifton3s).
As I get closer to a marathon, I would do a number of long runs in them.
Would also add they wear down quite quickly.
Brilliant, thank you. Just received them, they feel nice on the foot.
I'm half marathon training currently, around 30-35 miles a week. Would you advise another shoe for longer runs then, or alternate?
I would save the Nike Flyknit Racers as a race day only shoe. They are prone to wear out quickly on hard abrasive surfaces like pavement, asphalt and roads. Invest in a pair of trainers or light trainers to log your training miles and save your race shoes for race day.
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