3 user reviews of Nike Air Equalon 2 See all
New shoes, but don't want to give a review until I've used them for this full weeks running...20 miles.
Just bought these from Advance Performance (Cambridge store), who were very helpful as usual. After several shoes I settled on these, Nike Air Equalon 2. According to their video treadmill test I was overpronating (my foot and ankle were rolling inwards slightly) so they advised me on these amongst others. The fit felt better all around my foot so chose them above a pair of New Balance.
Went out for a 2 miler yesterday and (as many people find) wanted my old Saucony's back. Shoes were fine and I'm off later for a 4 miler and will report on that as well.
So far the cushioning feels really good and I can feel the support on the inside of my feet. Easy to put on as well!!!!
Posted: 25/02/2008 at 13:18
Day 2 of New Shoes: 4 miles @ avg 8m38s per mile...
Shoes felt much MUCH better as I'm getting used to the new fit. Very comfortable and a good firm fit all around my foot. My footing felt very good as I went off the tarmac onto farm tracks with a mixture of grass, mud and compacted stones - never felt like slipping.
The main odd thing that I noticed is that the soles of my feet feel relatively 'hot / warm' when compared to my last trainers...does this mean the insole is a bit firm...will keep an eye on this. BUT the cushioning feels great.
Aches and pains - none....yet. I tend to suffer from a tightening on the outside of my left knee, but this feels OK...an improvement with the shoes..or just coincidence at the stage I don't know.
So far they seem the right choice for me
ps. weight wise I'm 12st and 9lbs....getting lighter weekly!!
Posted: 26/02/2008 at 19:06
Posted: 27/02/2008 at 08:39
Thanks....4 runswith new shoes (15miles) and much much better - they feel a really good fit and a very good grip on the road. The hot soles sensation has nearly gone now.
No aches and pains either - possibly even lessened.
Posted: 29/02/2008 at 15:14
Posted: 29/02/2008 at 15:39
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Posted: 06/03/2008 at 21:39
i had these and couldn't get on with the large lumpy feeling medial post, they gave me almost instant blisters. Apart from that they felt amazingly well cushioned and supportive I really wanted to get along with them. In fact if anything they felt strangely too soft, like standing on a deep pile bath towel - i have a feeling that whats make them so warm.
That might be what you're looking for though!
Posted: 28/04/2008 at 17:43
Posted: 08/05/2008 at 13:31
David, that's interesting what you say about the Nike person said about they are for the heavier runner - I'm 75.5kg today and still shrinking.....I was 80.5kg when I bought these in February so on the heavy side. I've not had any aches and pains or blisters from these. Now done 96 miles......been out for a few weeks with Illiotibial Band Syndrome.......I'm pretty sure that the trainers didn't cause this.....just me doing too much.
At what weight do you think you stop becoming a heavy runner? As I said I'm now 75.5kg and 5'8"???
Posted: 30/05/2008 at 11:58
I've now done a lot more miles in my Structure Triax 11s and they still feel great so they are obviously the right shoe for me and I just completed the Edinburgh Marathon in them. Time was 3:20 which was 26 mins better than PB. I was putting the pain in my legs down to doing too much with my marathon training but once I changed shoes it went away. I guess everyone is different though and changing shoes won't work for everyone.
Who knows about the "heavy" thing - everyone would have their own definition! I am 72kg and 6'3" so I guess that would be considered light.
Posted: 30/05/2008 at 14:45
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Posted: 19/05/2009 at 12:23
Really interested to hear the comment about suiting the "larger person" as I have a question about that very subject. I'm finding I get a pain behind my right heal where the tendon joins the bone and, after <70 miles have noticed the cushioning is beginning to fail. I put this down to my 93-5kg frame, but if they are designed for heavier than normall runners then . . . . . well not sure . .??
Posted: 02/07/2009 at 09:18
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