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#13650013 Feb 10, 2018 at 07:19 PM
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The shoe should have a cult following. And the shoe should have changed the game. That final rule may not apply in the case of the Air Max 98, as there was not much Nike Air Huarache Femme groundbreaking about it.The fact that Nike used the same visible Air-Sole on the AM98 as they did on the AM97 perhaps displayed a lack of creativity. Or, perhaps they had just designed the best possible sole a year earlier, and it was worth adding to new silhouettes (attention: Adidas ZX 700 FemmeVaporMax fans). Regardless, the Air Max 98 will be seen a lot in 2018, and not many people are complaining.In the week leading up to a marathon many runners are prone to “maranoia” – a feeling of dread and doubt that leads you to question every decision you’ve made during your marathon training (and, for many, your life).My biggest worry were the shoes I was going to wear. I was split between a couple of pairs – one that sacrificed some support to be more lightweight versus one with maximum cushioning. In the end I opted for the cushioning owing to the Adidas Superstar Dam fear of my legs crumbling at the 30km mark, and I was perfectly happy with my pick.However, if I’d had the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 2 to hand I wouldn’t have had to pick between cushioning and weight.In many ways it’s the ideal long-distance road running shoe. There is ample support Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Negras from the Lunarlon sole and yet the LunarEpic weighs in at just 249g for a UK size 9, where most other cushioned models top 300g. A saving of 50g might not seem much, but over 42km it can make a difference.

Even over shorter runs the LunarEpic feels lightweight and responsive, with a smooth transition that allows you to pick up the pace and feel the road beneath your feet. It’s not perfect for all-out sprint sessions due to the cushioning, but it’s good for any other road training, and shines during medium and race-pace runs of 10K or more.The Flyknit Adidas Superstar Donne Blu upper is also fantastically comfortable. The LunarEpic was originally released with an upper that came over the ankle (the Mid version of the shoe), but unfortunately it seems this innovation mostly resulted in blisters rather than increased comfort, so the Low is the one to go for.Nike Air Vapormax Donne It provides a secure but not overly tight fit so your foot doesn’t slide out to the side when rounding corners and it has plenty of room in the toebox.Flip the LunarEpic over and you are confronted with a bizarre-looking sole. Five raised foam pads are cut in concentric circles. Nike suggests this provides targeted support to the areas of the foot that need it most. In practice, the most noticeable thing I found is that the concentric circles are very adept at picking up small stones. This doesn't affect the comfort of the run, but you will Nike Air Max 90 Homme Noir spend a couple of minutes picking them out afterwards.The LunarEpic is a shoe that requires no breaking in – it’s comfortable straight Nike Air Max 90 Donne away – but that may well come with a trade-off. In my experience instant comfort costs durability, shortening a trainer’s lifespan from 800km to around 550km. I couldn’t test this in the time I had with the shoes before reviewing them – but it’s something to consider.

Offering incredible comfort and support in a lightweight and stylish frame, the LunarEpic Flyknit 2 is an excellent option for runners training for any race over 10K and it will suit almost all your everyday training needs. The £130 price is steep, but you will not be disappointed. But don’t count out K-Swiss, either. This past week, the heritage court label debuted a new performance tennis shoe, the Ultrashot, which is a harbinger Nike Air Odyssey Femme of what’s to come for the brand.Mike Miringoff, K-Swiss’ global director of tennis, told FN, “Performance will be a bigger focus for 2018Nike Air Max 95 Womens . In 2017, we became the No. 4 tennis footwear brand in the U.S., up from No. 6, and as a brand we grew more than 35 percent. We are making a lot of progress — and quickly — from a sell-through, product and brand perspective.”He noted that four professional players are already wearing the Ultrashot sneaker. “And we will continue to add more, in addition to competitive top younger players as well,” said Miringoff.The most likely candidate to snap up the Romanian star is Nike. Next to Adidas, it has the biggest pockets and the strongest reputation in the sport, plus it is in need of a new female ambassador. In recent years, the Swoosh has focused its marketing dollars around Serena Williams Adidas ZX 750 Dam(who is not competing in Melbourne) and Maria Sharapova (whose reputation is still in rehab mode).Hype is good for a brand's perception in the marketplace, but Adidas doesn't make any money when some reseller turns a 500 percent profit on a pair of Yeezys. Yeezy Boosts are obviously the most hyped of the Boost line-up, but data shows all Boost sneakers generate buzz on the aftermarket.

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