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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [SDJ] [ In reply to ]
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For the NB RC I would need to go down a 1/2 size but for the Elite I would use my standard size.

I think you mean you need to go down a 1/2 size for the TC and the RC Elite, right?
The latter fitting a bit more narrow and tighter then the TC.

Jeroen

Owner at TRIPRO, The Netherlands
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
if you are going to cheat go all out. rollerblades should work fine sockless too.


Calling these carbon plated shoes "cheater shoes" is something I expect from letsrun but not here.

Do you also think that using a wetsuit is cheating in the swim? How about non UCI legal bikes, are those cheating too?
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [SnowChicken] [ In reply to ]
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SnowChicken wrote:
synthetic wrote:
if you are going to cheat go all out. rollerblades should work fine sockless too.


Calling these carbon plated shoes "cheater shoes" is something I expect from letsrun but not here.

Do you also think that using a wetsuit is cheating in the swim? How about non UCI legal bikes, are those cheating too?

yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world


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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:

yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world

In a sport with with $12,000+ bikes, and $600+ wetsuits, I'd say that ship sailed long before $200+ shoes came along.
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [JoeO] [ In reply to ]
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JoeO wrote:
synthetic wrote:

yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world

In a sport with with $12,000+ bikes, and $600+ wetsuits, I'd say that ship sailed long before $200+ shoes came along.[/quot]
But to add, why cheat yourself on what you really can do. Seek cheap glory, like BQ on downhill marathon with fly % shoes...


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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
SnowChicken wrote:
synthetic wrote:
if you are going to cheat go all out. rollerblades should work fine sockless too.


Calling these carbon plated shoes "cheater shoes" is something I expect from letsrun but not here.

Do you also think that using a wetsuit is cheating in the swim? How about non UCI legal bikes, are those cheating too?


yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world


This is starting to smell like an endurance racing socialism rant inbound......................
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
JoeO wrote:
synthetic wrote:


yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world


In a sport with with $12,000+ bikes, and $600+ wetsuits, I'd say that ship sailed long before $200+ shoes came along.

But to add, why cheat yourself on what you really can do. Seek cheap glory, like BQ on downhill marathon with fly % shoes...

Cheap glory? You just got through complaining about how expensive it was. You need to make up your mind.
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [TRIPRO] [ In reply to ]
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Jeroen - As you know the TC has a fairly stiff upper. It doesn’t completely wrap the foot. I’d go down a 1/2 size to get that upper to wrap my foot. As for the Elite, that upper is a standard mesh upper that can and will wrap the foot. I’m confident the regular size I wear would work just fine.

Dave Jewell
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [pattersonpaul] [ In reply to ]
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The second gen Nike 4% with the knit upper

Matt
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [JoeO] [ In reply to ]
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JoeO wrote:
synthetic wrote:
JoeO wrote:
synthetic wrote:


yes. the more tech required - the more money invested required. This is diluting some good competitors from the field - especially up and coming athletes. I know many fast swimmers and runners who would kill it in tri, but shut out due to costs - so they stick in swim/run world


In a sport with with $12,000+ bikes, and $600+ wetsuits, I'd say that ship sailed long before $200+ shoes came along.

But to add, why cheat yourself on what you really can do. Seek cheap glory, like BQ on downhill marathon with fly % shoes...

Cheap glory? You just got through complaining about how expensive it was. You need to make up your mind.

Why don’t we all just run barefoot you’re all a bunch of pansy’s wearing shoes and all. The sport is too expensive you shouldn’t be allowed shoes. Hell no bikes either, just run around with a couple coconuts making the sound of a disc wheel.

If he’s gonna bitch about shoes with a carbon plate he better bitch about all shoes, because just a shoe was a major advantage compared to running sandals. Probably someone was using an African swallow to send messages to their friends bitching about the guy who started using shoes instead of sandals.

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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [SDJ] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, but your original post said RC to go down 1/2 a size and Elite the normal size. So that's what I meant when I comment to you, you wanted to say TC instead of RC.
The upper is not only a bit stiffer on the TC also it is wider then the RC. I think the TC is about the widest of all carbon plated shoes and the even have e wide version of it :-).

Jeroen

Owner at TRIPRO, The Netherlands
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
well. at least there karma to using these cheater shoes. there are tons of people with achilles problems now after usage

Do you have any past experience racing on a light well made old-school racing-flat? Have you actually compared how much faster they are compared to them? Point is, yes they are faster, but to call them "cheating shoes" when they follow the regulations, seems a bit weird. On the contrary I found it exciting that finally there is some innovation in the shoe department other than changing shoe colours or discontinuing racing flats that worked well for me (i.e. mizunos wave ekiden).

Perhaps those of us who have some experience racing on flats and spikes are not having as many achilles issues with carbon plated shoes ;-)
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Re: Best carbon plated running shoes for sockless triathlon racing? [Engner66] [ In reply to ]
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Engner66 wrote:
synthetic wrote:
well. at least there karma to using these cheater shoes. there are tons of people with achilles problems now after usage


Do you have any past experience racing on a light well made old-school racing-flat? Have you actually compared how much faster they are compared to them? Point is, yes they are faster, but to call them "cheating shoes" when they follow the regulations, seems a bit weird. On the contrary I found it exciting that finally there is some innovation in the shoe department other than changing shoe colours or discontinuing racing flats that worked well for me (i.e. mizunos wave ekiden).

Perhaps those of us who have some experience racing on flats and spikes are not having as many achilles issues with carbon plated shoes ;-)

yes I do. i guess the problem is not racing. the problem is keeping track of times. Races need to boast about position people are in, and not mention times anymore. we will never know who is GOAT now.


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