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    November 6, 2009
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 Injinji Performance Toesocks
Injinji Performance Toesocks
Wiggle your toes and have happy feet in the Injinji Performance Toesocks Mini Crew socks! These socks are made with 70% CoolMax®/25% nylon/5% Lycra® for superior comfort. They are moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable, and offer a custom fit. The individual, seamless toe sleeves prevent skin-on-skin friction while providing enhanced posture, gripping, and balance. Recipient of the 2008 Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) for its ability to effectively manage moisture and promote healthy digital aliment. Sold as one pair. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The ONLY sock I use.
PostedDecember 17, 2011
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from Mays Landing, NJ
This could be my favorite piece of running gear. I NEVER use a sock other than the Injinji. I started using them when the offered only one model and were difficult to find. They have since expanded their line as people have discovered just how great the product is. This particular model is the mid weight offering. Each toe is covered as if the wearer had a glove on his or her foot. The design really cuts down on the amount of heat that is generated inside the shoe and keeps the toes from rubbing on one another. I have NEVER had a blister or hot spot wearing this sock. They stay in place and don't bunch up. Now, they do feel a bit odd the first time you put them on but the sensation of each toe being covered quickly fades and becomes the norm. Don't hesitate to try out this sock. It is truly an amazing product.
Pros: no blisters, keeps feet cool, very durable
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 Saucony Run Lux Short II - Men's
Saucony Run Lux Short II - Men's
The Saucony Run Lux II is a light and breathable short. Sheertek brief made from recycled materials. Elastic waist. Zippered welt pocket at the back right. Mesh panels with reflective piping. ReNeu 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex. 7" inseam. Imported. ****This product can be shipped to US addresses ONLY.****
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Run Short from Saucony
PostedDecember 17, 2011
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:3-6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:advanced
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
I've been running in this short for several months and I absolutely love them. I am not a fan of overly short running shorts and this model has a 7" inseam which is just perfect for me. The mesh side panels provide the wearer with a place for the heat to escape and helps to keep you cool and dry on those long Sunday morning runs. The liner is very comfortable and has provided me with many chafe free runs. The zippered rear pocket is sufficient enough to hold a key, a gel and a few dollars for that after run stop at the coffee shop. A very nicely constructed and comfortable offering from Saucony. I highly recommend them.
Pros: comfortable, breathable, chafe free
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 Nike Air Max + 2010 - Men's
Nike Air Max + 2010 - Men's
The Nike Air Max+ 2010 running shoe features a simplistic mesh upper with Flywire technology in the quarter panel that provides a snug, breathable fit. Cushion foam midsole with full-length Air-Sole® unit offers a durable cushioning system. BRS 1000™ carbon rubber outsole adds durability and traction on a variety of surfaces. Nike+ enabled. Wt. 14.0 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Cushioned Shoe
PostedMarch 26, 2011
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from Mays Landing, NJ
It has been a long time since I have purchased a pair of Air Max from Nike and I am still having the same problem. There just isn't enough room in the toe box for me. The shoe rides very well and provides a great deal of cushioning. It transitions well from heel strike to toe off and the heel collar is nice and snug and well padded. The only issue I have is what has been previously stated. The toe box is narrow and has a low stiff upper. There just isn't enough volume there for my liking and the material covering that area needs to be more flexible and breathable.
Remember, shoe preference is a very personal thing and my negatives might be positives for you. This is a very nice shoe so if you are looking for a well cushioned shoe this might be your ticket to many happy miles.
Pros: great cushioning, well padded heel cup and collar
Cons: low volume toe box
 
My product recommendations
Nike LunarGlide+ 2 - Men's
4.6 out of 5(31)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nike Zoom Shift Montreal - Men's
Nike Zoom Shift Montreal - Men's
The Nike Zoom Shift Montreal is a versatile track shoe for distances from 800 meters to 10000 meters. Lightweight breathable two-piece mesh upper with synthetic overlays in the forefoot. Heel lobe collar offers perfect fit. Compression-molded Phylon™ midsole. Five-spike Pebax® plate. Midfoot-to-heel sharkskin outsole provides added traction and durability. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 6.6 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Gotta Love The Shift!
PostedNovember 16, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I only have one runner currently who is shod in this shoe. He had it on today for a little friendly race we held now that our season is over. He normally runs in the Nike Zoom Miler but will throw on the Shift on when the mood strikes him. Not much difference in the two shoes as far as fit and performance goes. They both run a bit small with a nice snug fit through the arch and heel cup providing the runner with a nice locked down feeling. The spike plate is more than adequate for most runners and the upper is nicely finished but I would like to see a more durable material used on the sole from the arch back through the heel. It does wear down a little quicker than I think is reasonable but then again this is not a very expensive shoe. It is surely worth a try and it should satisfy all but the most discriminating competitors,.
Pros: comfortable, breathable
 
My product recommendations
Nike Zoom Miler - Men's
3.8 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nike Lunarfly - Men's
Nike Lunarfly - Men's
The miles will fly by, thanks to the unique blend of light weight, cushioning and support delivered by the advanced Nike LunarFly running shoe. Notched bootie construction delivers fantastic comfort and fit. Targeted overlays boost support and durability at key wear zones. LunarLite cushioning system with dynamic support midsole architecture provides a class-leading blend of cushioning and adaptive support. Deep flex grooves promote a naturally efficient stride. Environmentally friendly "green" rubber outsole with added abrasion resistance at heel. Wt. 9.4 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A Great Shoe From The Lunar Series
PostedNovember 13, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
One of my top runners has been running in this shoe for about a month and he tells me he has found his go to shoe. This shoe features Nike's Dynamic Support system which combines soft foam on the lateral side and a firmer blend on the medial side to provide a perfect combination of cushioning and support. My runner states that this shoe feels very responsive underfoot but still provides a nice cushioned feel without overdoing it. The shoe is also very flexible due to the deep grooves or cuts in the outsole which gives the shoe a very natural feel from heel strike to toe off. This shoe is definitely worth a look.
Pros: flexible, cushioned, supportive
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New style spikes help track surfaces last longer and reduce the seriousness of injury when a runner gets accidentally spiked. Ceramic material is 1/3 the weight of steel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the Omni Lites!!!
PostedJuly 27, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent spikes and the athletes love the colors. They might bee a bit "softer" than traditional spikes but over a traditional cross-country course we don't experience any unreasonable wear. Of course, the girls, and guys, love the colors. Not sure why that's a big deal but they always want to match the spike color to the shoe. Hey, whatever keeps them training and racing hard is ok with me. Great price too!
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The Omni-Lite 5mm Spikes are made from a space-age ceramic material. These durable spikes are 1/3 the weight of traditional steel spikes, will not rust or corrode and will not damage the track. Package of 20.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE the Omni-Lites!
PostedJuly 27, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent spikes and the athletes love the colors. They might bee a bit "softer" than traditional spikes but over a traditional cross-country course we don't experience any unreasonable wear. Of course, the girls, and guys, love the colors. Not sure why that's a big deal but they always want to match the spike color to the shoe. Hey, whatever keeps them training and racing hard is ok with me. Great price too!
Pros: high performance, durable
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 Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII - Men's
Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII - Men's
The Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII track spike is a versatile cross country shoe for racing on a variety of surfaces. Lightweight and breathable mesh upper is supported in two key areas, through the midfoot and over the forefoot by synthetic leather overlays. Full-length Phylon™ midsole provides great cushioning in a responsive package. Heel and forefoot carbon rubber Waffle® outsole with midfoot TPU shank offers support. Four-position spike receptacles add traction. Includes 3/8" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 6.2 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another Great Zoom Waffle XC
PostedJuly 12, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:3-6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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This is a great XC offering from Nike. The majority of my team utilizes this shoe and we have found that it performs very well. The shoe is breathable and supportive with a foot plate that provides a fair amount of cushioning. The rubber toe cap has been abandoned on this model and I think it adds to the aesthetics of the shoe without sacrificing performance, durability or protection. The shoe seems to run a bit small so remember that when ordering. This is a very reasonably priced shoe but, in this instance, you get much more than you pay for.
Pros: lightweight, durable, comfortable, breathable
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 SPARQ Parachutes
SPARQ Parachutes
SPARQ Parachutes create the drag necessary to force athletes to push themselves harder to achieve speed. Often used for team training so it's designed for greater durability. Maximum drag in pounds of force: Small = 10 lbs of force. Medium = 15 lbs of force, Large = 25 lbs of force, X-Large = 35 lbs of force. The easy step-in belt was added based on observation of athletes spending too much time messing with buckles and belt adjustment. Belt accommodates waist sizes 32” – 56”. Floating metal tri-ring reducing belt offers improved chute tracking. Improved heavy duty webbing lead. Improved 2X coated heavy duty veil fabric provides improved durability. Comes with carrying bag. SPARQ has teamed with Nike to bring you the best in training equipment. Size S (7-7271) is designed for athletes up to 150 lbs. Size M (7-7272) is designed for athletes 150 - 170 lbs. Size L (7-7273) is designed for athletes 170 - 210 lbs. Size XL (7-7274) is designed for athletes 210 lbs and up.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Best Speed Parachute Available
PostedJune 29, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased a set of these about 6 months ago and I have to say that these are the best speed chutes available. The construction is excellent. The chutes are very durable and they are constructed in such a way that they fill with air immediately on take off. I have never had one of these chutes fail to fill like I have with some lesser quality equipment. The belt is adjustable to a wide range of sizes and is easy to use. Just step into it, place it around the waist and get ready to go. Get one of the chutes. You will not be disappointed!
 
My product recommendations
SPARQ Power Balls
3.7 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
 
 
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 SPARQ Power Balls
SPARQ Power Balls
Developing upper and lower body strength can be accomplished outside the weight room, utilizing the SPARQ Power Ball. Provides power, explosiveness and core strength for the athlete in any sport. Bold graphic offers greater visibility during training. Heavy duty natural rubber body. Interior nylon casing adds increased durability. "Maximum Pressure" printed on valve to help prevent over inflation. Over inflation is the primary cause for the ball cracking or splitting. Available in a wide range of weights from 2 to 5 kg (1 kg = 2.2 lbs.). SPARQ has teamed with Nike to bring you the best in training equipment. The 2 kg Power Ball is used in the following SPARQ Ratings for females: Athletic Assessment, Fastpitch, Basketball. The 3 kg Power Ball is used in the following SPARQ Ratings for males: Athletic Assessment, Baseball, Basketball, Football. Sz: 230mm diameter.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent Offering From Nike
PostedJune 29, 2010
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from Mays Landing, NJ
I purchased this product for:other family/friend
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased a set of these about 6 months ago and I have to say I am very impressed. They get a great deal of use and all four of them are still in fine condition and I expect to get a long period of service out of them. The equipment is used by my Track and Field and Cross-country athletes as part of their strength programs and they really seem to enjoy the added dimension that the Power Balls have added to the program. The balls have a great textured surface for easy handling and they are evenly weighted. The balls can be bounced and thrown which is a definite plus for our program. I would recommend this Sparq offering to anyone looking to supplement their strength building program.
 
My product recommendations
SPARQ Parachutes
5 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nike Zoom Victory XC - Men's
Nike Zoom Victory XC - Men's
The Zoom Victory XC is the lightest middle-distance spike ever made by Nike. High-strength Flywire technology works to minimize overlays and maximize the strength and durability of the spike. Compression-molded Flashion foam midsole offers a lightweight, responsive foot strike. Zoom Miler plate design provides added comfort and traction on the track. Improved TPU Sharkskin outsole delivers grip on any surface. Includes 3/8" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 5.2 oz.
 

How is this shoe on pavment and hard sufraces?

Well....That depends on whether you are running with or without the spikes in. This is a true cross country shoe and is therefore designed to be utilized on dirt, grass, mud etc. If you are running over a course that includes pavement during sections I would suggest utilizing plugs instead of actual spikes and you will have no ill efefcts. Of course. if you are planning on utilizing the Shift as a road shoe I would say that's a bad idea.
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 Nike Zoom Shift - Men's
Nike Zoom Shift - Men's
The Nike Zoom Shift Montreal is a versatile track shoe for distances from 800 meters to 10000 meters. Lightweight breathable two-piece mesh upper with synthetic overlays in the forefoot. Heel lobe collar offers perfect fit. Compression-molded Phylon™ midsole. Five-spike Pebax® plate. Midfoot-to-heel sharkskin outsole provides added traction and durability. Comes with 7mm Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 7.0 oz.
 

Are these CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES?

NOT SPECIFIED ALTHOUGH IN CROSS COUNTRY SECTION WHEN CHOOSING
They are not specifically designed for cross-country but they could be used for that purpose. They are primarily a track shoe due to the minimalist upper. If you are looking for a true cross-country shoe and you are looking for a Nike try out the Zoom Miler XC, Zoom Streak XC 2 or the Zoom Victory XC.
 
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Nike Zoom Victory XC - Men's
4.8 out of 5(31)
 
 
 
Nike Zoom Miler XC - Men's
4.3 out of 5(4)
 
 
 
Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 - Men's
3.8 out of 5(4)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nike Zoom Miler - Men's
Nike Zoom Miler - Men's
The Zoom Miler is the first Nike track spike designed specifically for the mile. Designed for the middle distance runner looking for a ultra-lightweight spike with an aggressive plate and platform. Lightweight Japan inspired mesh upper, midfoot synthetic strap adds support, synthetic glove-like leather forefoot. Ultra-thin Phylon™ midsole wedge keeps the shoe light and low to the ground while offering impact protection. Light, yet aggressive six-pin plate, Pebax® plate designed to support the foot for faster running. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 5.2 oz.
 

Are these shoes good for running long distance in track?

That depends what you mean by long distance. This shoe is designed specifically for the mile which means it has an aggressive foot bed and stance. It really should not be worn for the 5k or 10k distances. Try something like the Zoom Shift or Zoom Victory if you are looking for a Nike.
 
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Nike Zoom Shift - Men's
 
 
 
Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
4.6 out of 5(76)
 
 
 
 
 
3 years, 11 months ago
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 Nike Zoom Shift Montreal - Men's
Nike Zoom Shift Montreal - Men's
The Nike Zoom Shift Montreal is a versatile track shoe for distances from 800 meters to 10000 meters. Lightweight breathable two-piece mesh upper with synthetic overlays in the forefoot. Heel lobe collar offers perfect fit. Compression-molded Phylon™ midsole. Five-spike Pebax® plate. Midfoot-to-heel sharkskin outsole provides added traction and durability. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 6.6 oz.
 

do this shoe has the correct adherence to run in a 800m race?

it is better to chose other shoe or keep up with these?..
The Shift is designed for use in events ranging from 800m up to 10000m. It will perform well in all of these events although I feel that there are better choices for the upper range of distances.
3 years, 11 months ago
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 Omni-Lite 5mm Xmas Tree Spikes
Omni-Lite 5mm Xmas Tree Spikes
The Omni-Lite Xmas Tree Spikes are made from a space-age ceramic material. New style helps reduce the seriousness of injury when a runner gets accidentally spiked. These durable spikes are 1/3 the weight of traditional steel spikes, will not rust or corrode and will not damage the track. Package of 20.
 

What is so special about the Xmas tree shape?

They are supposed to offer some protection in the event that you get spiked while running. This is a common occurrence and since this shape is less needle like they are a bit safer. My team uses both these and the traditional shaped Omni Lites and they both offer the same performance in my opinion.
3 years, 11 months ago
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 Nike Zoom Celar 3 - Women's
Nike Zoom Celar 3 - Women's
The Nike Zoom Celar 3 is designed for the 100-400 meter track runner looking for a lightweight, high performance competition spike. Internal innersleeve construction with an outer synthetic shell offers a fast, sleek design. Compression-molded, contoured Phylon™ midsole. Flexible, yet supportive Pebax® plate with five removable pin configuration. Injection-molded sharkskin heel pod provides added traction. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 5.2 oz.
 

Do these spikes come without shoestrings?

No. This shoe does have laces but they are hidden under a flap on the shoe.
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 Nike Zoom Celar 3 - Women's
Nike Zoom Celar 3 - Women's
The Nike Zoom Celar 3 is designed for the 100-400 meter track runner looking for a lightweight, high performance competition spike. Internal innersleeve construction with an outer synthetic shell offers a fast, sleek design. Compression-molded, contoured Phylon™ midsole. Flexible, yet supportive Pebax® plate with five removable pin configuration. Injection-molded sharkskin heel pod provides added traction. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 5.2 oz.
 

Do they have laces?

They sure do but they are hidden under a flap on the surface of the shoe.
3 years, 11 months ago
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The Eastbay Two-Color Running Singlet is made with Inherent Moisture Management 100% polyester flatback mini mesh that helps keep you dry and reduce chafing. Soft hand, tagless, flatlock stitched inset side panels. Self-fabric neck and arm binding. Perfectly styled for screenprinting. Imported.
 

Can we have a team name printed on?

You sure can. My team uses Eastbay uniforms and we love them. They can customize a design for you or you can provide them with on of your own.
3 years, 11 months ago
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 Omni-Lite 13mm Pyramid Spike
Omni-Lite 13mm Pyramid Spike
Used by gold-medal athletes in the two most recent summer Olympics, the Omni-Lite Pyramid Spikes are made from a patented space-age ceramic material. The durable spikes are 1/3 the weight of traditional steel spikes and will not rust or corrode, and will not damage the track. 20 spikes per package.
 

will these work on the ASICS® Gel Dirt Dog 2 - Men's shoes?

I am between these or the javelin metal spikes i have the ASICS® Gel Dirt Dog 2 - Men's but need long spikes because we run 40's on grass. which would be better the omi-lites or those?
Javelin spikes are very long and they really aren't something you should use to do running work outs. All of the Omni Lite spikes are fantastic but you need to decide on a proper length for your activity and surface. All of the Omni Lite spikes will fit in the Dirt Dog.
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The Omni-Lite 5mm Spikes are made from a space-age ceramic material. These durable spikes are 1/3 the weight of traditional steel spikes, will not rust or corrode and will not damage the track. Package of 20.
 

Is the screw thread fit for all shoes? I am using 1/4" currently, does it work with 5mm?

The thread size on most shoes are standard. When the spike size is given it is referring to the LENGTH of the spike not the thread size. You can remove your 1/4" and replace it with a 5mm.
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