Reply

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 5th, 2018, 4:10 am

User avatar
bepster
full self-realization
full self-realization
Posts: 1118
Joined: January 11th, 2006, 6:55 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
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

User avatar
rkuchinsky
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5928
Joined: July 3rd, 2005, 9:20 am
Coroflot: 33013
Location: Toronto, Canada
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.

R
The Directive Collective
http://www.directivecollective.com

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 9:55 am

User avatar
rkuchinsky
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5928
Joined: July 3rd, 2005, 9:20 am
Coroflot: 33013
Location: Toronto, Canada
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!

R
The Directive Collective
http://www.directivecollective.com

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 10:07 pm

User avatar
Kershaw
step four
step four
Posts: 580
Joined: December 2nd, 2007, 6:14 pm
Location: Vermont
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.
Screenshot 2018-10-09 at 11.07.03 PM.png

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

October 9th, 2018, 10:18 pm

User avatar
Kershaw
step four
step four
Posts: 580
Joined: December 2nd, 2007, 6:14 pm
Location: Vermont
Picked these up in Taiwan on my last trip over. Really digging the Zooms.
FEA2510E-5559-475E-A639-749E21D20AF1.jpeg
346440F3-C3AF-4EC9-82BC-DCB32491F139.jpeg
Reply