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Postby Ben » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:23 am

Hi guys - it's been a while...

Can't believe I'm doing this but yeh, I wanted a consensus on shoes.

I've been wearing my current shoes for waaaay too long trying to get the most out of them, and I can still train most things fine in them (that's the idea - being able to do a wallrun in old shoes with no grip is a good thing), but one gets to a point where enough is enough and I ought to invest. It's just things like vertical cat crawl and static climbs I can't cope with, so may as well buy some new shoes.

I'm not necessarily going to go with the crowd, I'm not asking you all to cast a vote but if you have anything worth saying about any shoes of which you are aware, I'd appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I've not seriously looked at any shoes in particular, but I guess the options that spring to mind are the standard kalenji ones from Decathlon (which ones are they selling now? - Do people think they're any good?), the standard Nike running shoes, and other main brands.

I'm not interested whatsoever in any specialist bollocks signed by the Yamakasi or U$F or anything. Just plain standard comfortable running shoes with a reasonably durable sole. Not too expensive.

Any serious and well-founded opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks - good look with your training.

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Re: Shoes

Postby dr.havoc » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:35 am

Nike darts

i don't give into the specialist bollocks shit but the wfpf shoe are like the old kalenjis success and after doing most of my trainning in those i really did love that shoe so i might be giving them a try. plus it be cheaper unless i can find a better deal on darts.
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Re: Shoes

Postby David Bray » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:23 am

Well over 6 of us now have Asics Patriots. Paul thinks the grips a little better than the Darts. They're £28 at Sports Direct
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Re: Shoes

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Re: Shoes

Postby Dave » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:36 pm

I'm sticking to Feiyues and plimsolls now, but they don't suit your needs if you're after sole you can abuse. For that, you're best off finding a one-piece sole like the old Kalenji or Darts. After that, just pick the shoe that fits your feet the best. I don't know which that one will be.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Capo » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:10 pm

dr.havoc wrote:Nike darts

i don't give into the specialist bollocks shit but the wfpf shoe are like the old kalenjis success and after doing most of my trainning in those i really did love that shoe so i might be giving them a try. plus it be cheaper unless i can find a better deal on darts.

The wfpf release is absolutely crap Danny said, alot different to the success.

Imo i wouldn't even be seen dead in nike darts, ugliest shoes on the market. Rock Nike Cortez or Kswiss SI18
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Re: Shoes

Postby itbeme » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:21 pm

I thought that nike darts were meant to be a good shoe, im thinking of getting some this weekend to try them out is this a bad ider?
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Re: Shoes

Postby David Bray » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:16 am

Apex being Apex. Try whichever shoe you want. They come with a good right up from the majority of the community.
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Re: Shoes

Postby cupofcoldtea » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:59 pm

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Re: Shoes

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:40 pm

Thanks for the insights guys.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Capo » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:30 pm

David Bray wrote:Apex being Apex. Try whichever shoe you want. They come with a good right up from the majority of the community.

Which shoe you talking about here?

The WFPF shoe i cant imagine being too bad, not sure why danny hated on it as much as he did.

Nike darts etc though, well and truly f**k that - fashion suicide.
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Re: Shoes

Postby itbeme » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:54 pm

We were talking about nike darts i believe ^_^

ApexParkour wrote:Nike darts etc though, well and truly f**k that - fashion suicide.


Hahaa xD ive just bought myself some nike dart 8 running shoes, there black with a lil green on and i actually don't mind the way they look compared to some of the nike darts ^.^ plus they seem to be going good for me so far, way better than my last shoes =')

Although having said that those rock nike cortez dont seem to bad, although the bottom of them is really like flat so its a different style of shoe that i ushualy use, but i may have to check them out when these nikes go see how they feel =)
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Re: Shoes

Postby David Bray » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:01 pm

I was talking about my previous Asis comment.

And i don't do parkour for fashion reasons otherwise i wouldn't be wearing torn trackies and a bulky hoodie for it.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Capo » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:29 am

David Bray wrote:I was talking about my previous Asis comment.

And i don't do parkour for fashion reasons otherwise i wouldn't be wearing torn trackies and a bulky hoodie for it.

If you wear ugly clothes, your movement will look ugly..
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Re: Shoes

Postby Oldboy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:21 pm

Nike Darts are quite good, and pretty tough shoes compared to most, but they are a little slippy near the toe compared to the grip you get on something like K-Swiss Si-19.

I've been using some Onitsuka Tiger X-Calibers for the past few weeks and I am very impressed with them, they are similar to the Si-19s, but I'm not sure if the upper part is as robust.

You can get em for £20-25 in TK Maxx at the moment, theres a black fabric pair and a light brown leather/pvc version that should be a bit more resistant to water. There are also a few other styles of Onitsuka, which I haven't tried yet.

http://www.soleheaven.com/brands/onitsu ... trainers-0

Has anyone else tried the Onitsukas? if so what do you think about them?
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Re: Shoes

Postby Nicolas » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:19 pm

I wear a pair of Nordic walking trainers. very good grip in the dry, but for some reason, a tiny bit of damp will make them slippy as hell... need to be worn in a bit more me thinks :) They are very lightweight yet very robust :)
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Re: Shoes

Postby Dave » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:25 pm

Yeah, the more robust designs tend to have a very small surface area in contact with the ground until they're well worn in.
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Re: Shoes

Postby itbeme » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:37 am

Hmm the Nike darts I have seem to be warring out quickly, but I'l see how they are after a bit longer as I don't think its fair to judge them right now.
So far they seem a good shoe, I just hope that they last.
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Re: Shoes

Postby Will » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:10 pm

Yeah nike darts are shit, fall apart in three arm jumps.
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Re: Shoes

Postby David Bray » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:49 pm

What kind of arm jumps are you doing? You'd have to drop a mile to do that kind of damage.
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