View Full Version : OT: Nike Free 5.0

06-13-2005, 09:38 PM
Any resident runners here try the new Nike 5.0? Does it really feel like you're running barefoot? What kind of running would you do in this shoe? Road, track, cross country? I'm looking to buy a new running shoe for my birthday tomorrow. Any input and well founded opinions are appreciated. Thanks.

06-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Running barefoot sounds like a bad thing to me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-14-2005, 05:10 AM
Make sure you get the patch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-14-2005, 05:21 AM
Clearly overmodelled so to hear these Nikes..

- get armyboots, the only decent footwear -

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-14-2005, 06:11 AM
They're VERY comfortable and I would recommend them for cross-country as opposed to standard sidewalk-jogging.


06-14-2005, 06:52 AM
and if I ran like lightnin', I wouldn't need no sneakers.

06-14-2005, 06:57 AM
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06-14-2005, 07:13 AM
I'm a long distance runner and I average about 40-50 kilometers a week training.

I haven't tried the 5.0s but I have mates who do run in them. Or more preciely have run in them. Most of them claim that the Nikes feel too 'washy' or loose and flop around a little too much to be a proper 'running' shoe. My opinion is that all the springs and 'natural feel' gimmicks are no substitute for a properly designed lightweight racer/training shoe for road work.

I currently have 3 pairs of Nike AirZoom Katana II racing shoes, that I bought as a high performance trainer when they dropped below 10,000 yen for a pair as well as a pair of Nike Pegasus Racera that get me through anything longer than about 20km. At the rate that I go through shoes though they aren't going to last me more than about 3 months a pair.

I have a long stride, slight inward role in my ankles, run heel down and have quite wide feet for my shoe size (11 UK). I think that for price, zightness, comfort and proper foot/heel support a good pair of AirMax Racer or Air Zoom are really difficult to beat. I have also run in Asics, New Balance (which were horrible), Reebok and Adidas. Adidas and Asics were really good and, if I could find them in my size in Japan, would probably be the shoe of choice for me (as I have a few issues with Nikes corporate governance).