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Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« on: July 02, 2009, 08:22:41 PM »
Due to the popularity of the "Shoe Review:" thread format, i'm creating this database of review links so that comprehensive opinions can be easily found.  If you'd like to create your own review, just use the format provided (or improve on it/create your own!) and send me a PM with your thread linked.  I'll add it to the thread and hopefully we'll have a comprehensive list of reviews on many popular shoes.

I absolutely encourage duplicate reviews.  Because of the opinionated nature of this, having as many opinions as possible can only help.  We want people to be fully informed before making a purchase, so let's provide them with the tools they need to find the shoe that's right for them.

EDIT: All forms of reviews are welcome, including video ones!  Just submit to me whatever resource you want added and I'll look it over and add it to the list!  At the time of this edit, I'm only listing shoes.  Maybe once this has grown into a much more complete list I might expand it or create a new utility.  Until then, keep the additions coming, this is an extremely important resource for APK (and the entire parkour community) to have!

List (Alphabetical)
Adidas AS 1 TR
Clinton Swaim

Asics Gel Enduro 3
Math

Dr. Marten Lenny Gallagher
Jon Fox

Feiyue
Dan Frank
Matt!
Geoffrey Gonzales

Fiveten Daescent
Mike Patella
Mike Patella Video

Fiveten Freerunner
Grayson

Fiveten Freerunner V2
Mike Patella
Mike Patella Video

Fiveten Genius
Clinton Swaim

Fiveten Guide Tennie
Clinton

Fiveten Savant
Cloud/Nosole Third Item

Inov-8 F-Lite 305 PK GTX
Kyle Rudolph

K-Swiss Ariake
Alec Furtado External Link
Cloud Top Item
Mike Patella
Nick Anderson

K-Swiss Ariake Lite Mesh
No reviews yet, perhaps you should write one.

Merrell Chameleon
Cloud Second Item

New Balance 777
Cloud Fourth Item

New Balance 812
Kyle Rudolph

Nike Air Rift MTR II
pr0t34n

Nike Dart VI
Norush | Conway

Nike Dart VII
Peter [Warhawk] P.

Onitsuka Tigers Ultimate 81
Rtblack

Vibram Fivefingers (KSO)
Mitchell Lewis
necrin ezekiel

Vibram Fivefingers (Sprint)
Mike Patella
Alex Mills








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[u][b]FIT:[/b][/u]
Write how these shoes feel when you wear them.  This is a broad category for comfort, how true they are to size, and anything else you can think of.



[u][b]FLEXIBILITY:[/b][/u]
A very self explaining category, write about how flexible these shoes are in relation to l'art du deplacement activities.



[u][b]WEIGHT:[/b][/u]
Do the shoes feel heavy, light, some where in the middle?



[u][b]GRIP:[/b][/u]
Grip is a very important section, talk about how the shoes react on different surfaces.  Textured, smooth, grass, etc.



[u][b]BREATHABILITY:[/b][/u]
Do these shoes stay airy or do your feet feel like potatoes in the oven?



[u][b]CUSHIONING:[/b][/u]
How well do these shoes absorb shock?  Where is most of the padding (if any) located.  Do they work well combined with the flexibility of the shoe to create an overall safe and balanced shoe?



[u][b]Durability[/b][/u]
How quickly will these things wear out?  Do you notice any problem areas that may come apart later on?



[u][b]Price[/b][/u]
 Another very straightforward section.  Do you feel they are worth how much you paid for them?



[u][b]GENERAL COMMENTS:[/b][/u]
Anything else you'd like to mention about the shoes?




[u][b]The Bottom Line:[/b][/u]
How do you feel about these shoes?  Are you happy that you purchased/obtained these shoes?  Very important: If someone were considering purchasing these shoes, would you recommend them?  If not, which shoes would you recommend?

Pros:
Cons:
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 02:41:05 PM »
Huge thanks to Zac for the sticky! 

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 11:18:05 AM »
Thanks to the efforts of the community, (And some serious mass-mailing!) I'm putting in a huge update.  Thank you to everyone that's contributed so far and remember to write a review yourself, even (especially) if there's already a review for your pair!

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 11:25:11 AM »
If you're interested in video reviews, this guy has a number for the 5.10 FR and FR2, the Ariake LMs, and the Daescents. Just an idea. I don't agree with some of what he says but it's good to have varying opinions...

+1 for organizing this btw. :)
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 12:21:09 PM »
this was a great idea :)
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 02:10:24 PM »
Oh yes, this is a very good idea. Good job on this!

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 03:29:55 PM »
ill be making a new one in a week and a half on the ariakes :)

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 08:21:23 PM »
Recently updated with new reviews.  This thing is growing steadily guys, keep adding!

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 03:34:27 PM »
mike i sent it to ya but how do you make it show up that i posted it?  ???
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 03:42:20 PM »
Post a thread with the appropriate title that contains what you sent me.

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 03:43:48 PM »
done
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 05:18:05 PM »
i love this !!

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2009, 05:41:56 AM »
hey mike, this is an awesome idea. Im def going to do some reviews of the shoes ive had. And i still have the video clips of elet and mecca doing those huge wallruns with the 5/1o's if you went em
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009, 06:30:38 AM »
I'll write my review for the Ariake Lite Mesh tomorrow.

God, I hated those shoes.

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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2009, 11:52:11 AM »
fantastic thread!  i think it's good to keep in mind when reading these reviews that one traceur's shoe needs may be different from another depending on skill level, physiology, emphasized techniques, etc.  i've certainly noticed changing preferences in my shoes over the years and wouldn't be surprised if others have too

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2009, 01:09:51 PM »
Excellent excellent resource, nice work.  I'll be adding a bunch soon!
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Re: Shoe Review: Find a review here.
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2009, 06:02:06 PM »
:O That's a HUMONGOUS resource... perhaps you could help out by splitting them?

Somewhat defeats the purpose of indexing all of the reviews if I link them to a giant mash of all sorts of different reviews.

Maybe with the permission of the authors, you could repost them on APK.  Have one thread for each type of shoe and have everyone's review for that type in the thread.  Then I can just label the link as "SFPK"

Regardless though, that's some serious review-age.

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2009, 10:49:49 AM »
thanks! great thread helped a lot

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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2009, 09:15:47 AM »
FIT:
These shoes are some of the best fitting I have ever owned. There is a lot of support in the arch and sole in general. They are very true to size!



FLEXIBILITY:
These shoes require very little breaking in. They are extremely flexible from the get-go!



WEIGHT:
The Puma Speeder-M shoes are very lightweight in my opinion. Next to not having shoes on at all if you ask me.



GRIP:
The grip on these shoes are absolutely insane! Rough, smooth, dirt, grass; it just doesnt matter! The spike grips that the bottom of the shoes is made up of has insane grip on rougher surfaces while the 4 white circle grips allow you to get great grip on smooth surfaces as well!



BREATHABILITY:
They are a mix between a leather variation and padded mesh. They let good air through, though, so you dont get hot feet, but they keep your feet nice and toasty in the cold!



CUSHIONING:
GREAT when absorbing shock! The padding in the sole of the shoe is literally perfect. Combined with the flexibility, it is utterly amazing!



Durability
So far they seem like very durable and reliable shoes! No signs of anything coming apart yet!



Price
Considering I only paid $62 for them...They are worth 10 times the price that I paid for them!



GENERAL COMMENTS:
I would recommend these shoes to anyone practicing Parkour or Free-Running. If anyone wants to know anything else about them, feel free to PM me or IM me on AIM. S/N is Payne2201




The Bottom Line:
Amazing shoes! As I stated above, I would recommend these shoes to ANYONE!!!!

Pros: Amazing Grip on nearly all surfaces, flexible, comfortable, well padded, true to size.
Cons: If anything, I would have to say the only Con is that they are low-tops. Not a fan of low-tops.
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