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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 5th, 2018, 4:10 am

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LOVE the CMF decisions on the coral-ish colorway. Super sweet.

How do they run?

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 5th, 2018, 8:50 am

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Haven’t run in them yet. Will given them a spin Sunday. Got my last long run of 32k with 20k race pace Sunday before my marathon in 2 weeks.

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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 9:55 am

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OK. Took the shoes for a spin. Maybe is placebo effect voodoo, but they totally worked. Was supposed to do 36k with 20k race pace, but the shoes felt so good I ended up doing 36k with 29k at faster than race pace. Wasn't really trying to push the pace, but in the end, believe it or not my average pave ended up at 4% (!!) faster than target.

Was going to round up the run to do 42k just for fun but didn't want to wear out the shoes ;) (someone actually yelled at me on the run that I was wearing them too much for training!)...I did actually notice some unusual wear after the run. Have to do some research, but looks like the magic ZoomX foam is a yellow PU type foam that is painted white, instead of the typical EVA type. A bit of paint is peeling off the midsole at the heel where it wears...hmm.

Real test of course will be marathon in 2 weeks, but if anything close to my experience on that long run, I expect them to live up to the hype and more!

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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 10:07 pm

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yo wrote:
March 30th, 2018, 11:20 am
all black er'thing :-)

How do you like those ARKKs?
Missed this one! Sorry MD - ARKKs are alright, they're too long honestly... If I'm going to wear something similar I prefer Allbirds.

Absolutely loving this recent pickup for a new pair of GTX boots that weight next to nothing... Great for Vermont fall and hopefully winter. My only beef is the tongue construction, looks like a complete afterthought with raw seams.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 10:18 pm

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Picked these up in Taiwan on my last trip over. Really digging the Zooms.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

January 10th, 2019, 9:00 am

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Allbirds. It seems I'm into the midtops lately.

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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

March 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm

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During my last trip in Tokyo in December i got these :

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Onitsuka Tiger RINKAN BOOT

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

March 13th, 2019, 7:52 pm

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Wow, that seems outside the box for Tiger, but to be fair I'm not much aware of their product offering in their home region. Do they have a lot of stuff like this?

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

March 14th, 2019, 3:44 am

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yo! Actually these are only available in Japan as well as some other amazing lines they have. I bought them in the Onitsuka Tiger store across the Tokyo Station, at KITTE dept. store (worth the visit to anyone going to Japan). The one I got was like 120 dollars and I just saw on ebay someone in the US is selling a pair around 300... I dislike black shoes and clothes but when I saw these...
I was so surprised as well as i considered asics a rather conservative company. But their special Onitsuka lines are just great. They made a japan-made horse leather line that is like 400 dollars! Loved them all. Here are my favorite :

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