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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Nike Free RN Distance

Spartan Race training requires an extensive amount of running. And all those miles of running test the durability of any running shoe. In October, I was searching for a running shoe that could hold up with the spartan training. But, I also wanted it to be comfortable and able to hold up to trail and road runs. After a long search and trying out numerous shoes I arrived at the Nike Free RN Distance.

Comfort

Once you put your feet in these shoes you do not want to take them off. They have a great cushion and fit nice and snug around your foot. It took me a little while to get the correct tightness for my feet. In the past I have always tied my shoes super tight, but with the Nike Free RN Distance it was better to have them a little looser. Also, they have the flywire technology. This is where cables, that are incorporated with the laces, wrap around your arch to give a unique fit. At first glance I thought these shoes would be a little wide, yet during the run it gives you plenty of space to spread out your toes. Because of the added space they are a great shoe to transition from the vibram five fingers or any minimalist running shoes.

Durability

So Far I have put in around 125 miles on the shoes. They have held up extremely well. In the photo are the shoes after the 125 miles. The bottom tread has shown little wear and tear. The upper part of the shoe has shown little to none wear and tear as well. For the most part I have taken this shoe on the treadmill or road. There have been only short appearances of trail. Overall I believe these shoes will last me awhile.

Wrap-up

The Nike Free RN Distance are phenomenal shoes for Spartan Race training. The durability has been great and the comfort is something I have not ever felt in my previous running shoes. When I started getting my hip and knee pain from the minimalist shoes I decided to try more cushion out. Since using these nikes I have not had hip or knee pain. I would definitely recommend the Nike Free RN Distance. I would get them off of amazon, here are the exact pair I have. The color I have was not my first choice but for the price and what you get out of them, they are for sure the best bang for your buck. I hope you enjoy them!

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Mitch

 

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