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Old 10-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #21
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Oh I almost forgot, I'd recommend going a 1/2 size up on these.
my guess...foot swelling with the initial use of more muscles from your feet vs the old clunky running shoes. Great tip Allen, thanks! I need to hit sports authority for the $30 shoes....cause last time I saw them they were selling somewhere for $80 and there is nothing (nike) "free" about that!
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:15 PM   #22
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Good to know. Why do you rec. that?
I've always been an 11.5 with my regular running shoes, after trying a 12 and a 11.5 the 12 just felt better.

Also not positive on the this last thing but I think your supposed to be sans socks and I just don't like doing that in my shoes so perhaps that is why at 11.5 they feel a little tighter?
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:00 PM   #23
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I need to hit sports authority for the $30 shoes
good luck MOD, it took me about 3 months to track down these on the clearance aisle, in SA..they always had a 1/2 too small or too big.

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Also not positive on the this last thing but I think your supposed to be sans socks and I just don't like doing that in my shoes so perhaps that is why at 11.5 they feel a little tighter?
I go no socks and got my standard size 11, so far so good.

For the record, these are sweet! I did a couple days break in of just walking and went for my first run yesterday...I'm hooked.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:47 PM   #24
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I've always worn 10.5s in Nikes, the Frees stayed the same size for me. If I wear slightly thicker socks they can feel a bit tighter than I'd like.

Definitely try them on with your training socks and at the end of the day, a half size up may be just the ticket.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:36 PM   #25
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if you do go sans socks I've got two very important words for you...odor eaters.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:15 PM   #26
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Default Nike Frees for weightlifting/weight training?

I am in the market for a new pair of training shoes that I will do almost all exercising in (i.e. Crossfit, PMenu WOD, etc.) My current shoes are the standard spongy running shoes.

The Nike Frees sound interesting, but would they hinder my snatch/C&J/ squat form? (Realize that I use spongy running shoes for this now, and I don't lift anything really heavy). I realize that oly shoes would be ideal, but I think a good all around training shoe would be useful.

I would think that the Frees would be less spongy on the heel and actually improve things from a WL perspective. I also like walking barefoot (I don't wear shoes in the house) and taking the same feeling outdoors might be beneficial.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:06 PM   #27
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I would not lift heavy in my 3.0s. I save these for running/walking, that's about it.

I do lift decent weights in my 5.0s trainers. I like the 5.0s for workouts that are CF style. If the workout fits, I'll typically do it barefoot, including heavy lifting. I'm working on getting some OL shoes.

Remember that the 5.0s are significantly stiffer rubber than the 3.0s. Just because they're all Nike Free's doesn't mean they are all the same with the weights on your back.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:43 AM   #28
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I did a 20 min run in my new 3 frees yesterday, damn my soleus's(sol-i?) ache!! They must be good for you.
I do wonder if i could have just bought 'plimsoles' or some pink ballerina type shoes for 10 bucks to save my feet from syringes etc.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:29 AM   #29
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I've been using Free 7.0 trainers as basketball shoes the last few weeks. They are completely awesome for this purpose. I had some first generation 5.0s and currently have some 3.0s. Neither one of those are very good for anything requiring aggressive starts, stops, or cuts. The 7.0s are. They are bulkier and more normal-shoe-like than the 3.0 and 5.0, but still extremely minimal to most basketball shoes.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #30
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Couple of thoughts...

Bought a pair of 3.0's in Orlando at the outlets for $40. Ran 2 5K's in the next 2 days (don't ask, not a normal practice) and for the first time ever my calves were not sore afterwards. I atribute it to the fact that in most ruunning shoes the heel is higher than the ball, so the foot is "pre-plantar flexed". Who knows.

Also, MOD try the outlets up GA 400 next time you head out to Chiccappee or Central Park on your mountain bike. My wife found a couple of pairs up there when we lived close to there for around $30.
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