I know I'm crazy but I can't help myself. My Nike Free 7.0 are nearing the end of their useful life as running shoes and Nike doesn't sell the Nike Free in Canada anymore. They have something called Free Everyday, but what I wanted was a 5.0 or 3.0. I really like running with minimal shoes. My only problem is with my long run where my calf hurt a bit toward the end, so I wanted to have a shoe with a bit more cushioning. For some reason, my Karhu M2 don't feel quite right.
So after much debate and research, I finally found a store that delivers Nike Free 3.0 shoes to Canada and I ordered a pair. When I picked up the package, I thought they forgot to put the shoes in the box. They are that light. The top part of the shoe is just some kind of mesh material, a glorified sock. The lower part reminds me a bit of my 7.0. Can't wait to try them tomorrow.
I also decided to buy a pair of Nike LunarTrainers which ARE available in Canada. They feel quite Free-ish except that they have more cushioning and I will use them for my long runs. I haven't decided if I will run my marathon in the trainers or the 3.0.
I will probably decide after the Scotia Half marathon, which I intend to run as a tune-up race. I'll try one of them and decide how they feel.
Hynerview Challenge 50K Race Report
11 months ago