Nike Free Rn Distance Reassessment

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Back in October 2016 I purchased a pair of the Nike Free Rn Distance. By far it is one of the best pair of shoes I have ever bought. It took me about 7 months to retire these shoes, which is definitely a little too long. However, I fortunately bought another pair shortly after discovering how good they are. Back in January I posted a review of the Nike Free RN Distance, which you can find here. Now, I want to give another breakdown of the shoes after using them for an extended period of time.

Comfort

Like I mentioned in my previous post here, these shoes are very comfortable. They are like a pillow for your feet. In addition, the Nike Free Rn Distance give a lot of room for your toes in the toebox. Yet after running in these shoes for a few months it was noticeable that the insole loss a lot of support. The arch was pretty much gone. I did not put my own insoles in, which may have helped with this issue.

Other than the insole, the shoe remained comfortable. The vamp of the shoe, which is the area that wraps around the middle portion of your foot, showed no change. They still wrapped around my foot like sock.

Durability

Similar to the Inov-8 X Talon 212s, the Nike Free RN Distance on saw major wear on the outsole. The fabric of the shoe still looks relatively new. Regarding the outsole, after a couple of months it was pretty much worn out. Yet, I tend to keep using my running shoes longer then usual. Eventually the lacking outsole may have started causing a little bit of pain in my ankles, knees, and hips. Once I switched over to the new pair the pain dissipated.

Wrap-up

Overall I was very happy with the Nike Free RN Distance. The comfort is something I have not experienced with another running shoe. After doing a little more research, it looks like the Nike Free RN Distance only lasts for a range of 200-450 miles, averaging at 300 miles. For my volume of running I would need to have a shoe that will last for more miles. So, even though I love the Nike Free RN Distance, I will eventually get a different pair of running shoes to fulfill this need. When I find those shoes and use them for a bit I will make sure to write a review on them. If you want to know anything else about these shoes comment below and I will get back to you!

Mitch

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit Headset

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I love listening to music when I workout. Whether its to pump me up for the workout or distract me from the pain, its a necessity. However, you need to have headphones that can face the conditions of a fit lifestyle. During training sessions my headphones must endure getting caught onto objects and tolerate the sweat. In addition, they have to survive the wet conditions when I run in the rain. Also I have not been able to find a pair that stays in my ears.

I have been through my fair share of headphones. It seemed that I would always have to get another pair every couple of months. Yet, then came the Plantronics BackBeat Fit headset. I’ve had this headset for a few months now and they have exceeded my expectations.

Sound

I am by no means a sound expert, but the sound is great for me. I have the volume at about half max volume because any higher will be too loud for me. They don’t completely block outside noise, however that is great when I am running outdoors. If you wanted to block outside noise, they are able to.

Design

The BackBeat Fit headset wraps around the back of the head and wraps around the ears. On each ear are buttons for certain functions, such as pause/play, volume, calls etc. The range is around 40 feet. But, if there are objects between you and your phone it will cut out a bit. Otherwise it has been no problem. They are easy to use and the best part is that they remain in my ears during any workout!!!

Durability

There have been no issues, durability wise, since I got these headphones. Because of the wireless design, these headphones are unlike to get caught on something in the gym. Also, they are designed to outlast the sweat and any wet training conditions. After numerous workouts, my headset still looks brand new!

Battery

The battery lasts for 8 hours and only takes around 2 hours to recharge. A great feature is every time you turn on the headset it informs you on the time you have left. 8 hours is plenty of time to get a few workouts in. Also, after having the headset for awhile now, the battery does not seem to be degrading what so ever.

Final Thoughts!

I can not be happier with a headset. Finally, I am able to listen to music while training and not have to fumble around with them constantly. I thoroughly recommend the Plantronics BackBeat Fit headset.

Mitch

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