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1272 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 11:01 AM by deanscox
deanscox Pro 107 posts since
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Feb 11, 2013 3:36 PM

Nike ZM Elite 6 ow ow ow owwwwwwwwwwwww!

I put over 400 miles on my Nike Lunarfly 2's....probably about 100 too many, but I LOVED this shoe....I went to my local, highly specialized, running store and talked with them about how much I love the Lunarfly 2  Unfortunately, Nike discontinued the shoe.    The staff  brought out several for me to try on, and I finally settled on the ZM Elite 6.   Big mistake for me.  Over the past week and 30 miles, my hips, knees, ankles, calves....can you say entire legs....major pain!!!!   When I stand up after sitting for a while, I hobble for the first 10 steps.   I am taking 3 days off to recover, and thankfully found a website offering new, old stock, Lunarflies  for about 70 bucks including shippining.


There has to be a better way to find shoes and stay in a style and type that work well.   I am thinking of buying up every Lunarfly 2 in my size that I can find.


Any thoughts on this hit and miss process of finding the right shoes?

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    1. Feb 11, 2013 10:40 PM (in response to deanscox)
    Nike ZM Elite 6 ow ow ow owwwwwwwwwwwww!

    The fact is that running shoe companies are always altering their existing models, starting up new models, and discontinuing older ones. The only reliable solution I have found is to always own two different styles (preferably from two different manufacturers) that fit me well. The two models can have very similar features, but then I always have a good backup option on hand if one of the models is discontinued or changed negatively.


    Buying up all the available shoes in your size would work...problem is, only for a limited time. Eventually you will deplete your stock, whether via actual use or via shelf life degradation, and then you're back to square one.

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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    2. Feb 12, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to deanscox)
    Re: Nike ZM Elite 6 ow ow ow owwwwwwwwwwwww!

    The Zoom Elite 6 appears to have very similar characteristics to the LunarFly 2, so it's not clear why they bothered you so much.  OTOH, the LunarFly 2 is at least a 2 year old shoe (2010 vintage), which makes me wonder if you recently increased your mileage.  400 miles over 2 years or so is not a lot and certainly not 30 miles per week. At any rate, reputable running stores will usually take shoes back if they cause as many problems as you've had in such a short time.




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