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ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« on: July 27, 2010, 07:19:20 pm »
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best.

shoes.

ever.



I do everything in these shoes now: casual, sprints, jog, plyos, lift, and even jump. If you decide to get a pair, take some time getting used to them, though performing max RVJ's in them might not be the best idea, since once you start jumping in these shoes you won't want to go back to basketball shoes. They are extremely light, very minimal shoes, without substantial "lateral support", but that's fine given that they have such a thin sole. This basically feels like you are barefoot, with a bit more ankle support. Another interesting aspect of these shoes is how "forefoot dominant" they make you: you get so much more spring off the ball of your foot in pretty much every movement, which is going to make sprints, jogging, plyos, jumps etc more powerful.

Anyway, here's a few pictures of the Nike Zoom Waffle Racer VI's ($29.99 USD on eastbay):









Not sure yet how the VII's feel, since I do not own a pair. Eventually I will update/modify this expressing my opinion on them.

peace






edit: DcJayhawk got his waffles recently, this is his first jump session.. Check the first half of the video (basketball shoes), then second half of the video (waffles).. HUUUUUUUGGGEEEEEEEEE difference.. pretty amazing:

full video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ZoEFopqiE

waffle racer jumps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ZoEFopqiE#t=1m16s

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 07:23:12 pm »
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I hope Niketown has them in stock in my size. There never had anything there. It is a fucking shit store.
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 07:27:12 pm »
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I hope Niketown has them in stock in my size. There never had anything there. It is a fucking shit store.

sucks man, if they have the VII's try those on, probably pretty similar.

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 09:20:18 pm »
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Hello There Vert Trainers And Other Athletes Alike!  My Name Is DCJayhawk And Boy Do I Have A Story For You!

I Recently Purchased Said Nike Zoom Waffle Racer VI's Myself And I Can Attest To Their Glory For All Your Training Needs!!

They Will Make You:
A)  Run Faster!!
B)  Jump Higher!!
C)  Be An All-Around Super Athlete!!!
D)  All Of The Above!!!!

So Kids, Listen Here!  Go Buy These Shoes And You Will Not Be Disappointed!  Your Lives Will Change Forever!!!










Height:  6'2" (barefoot), 6'3" (in shoes)
Body Weight:  207-209 (slow cut)
Body Fat:  ~13%
Standing Reach: 8'1.5" (in shoes, maximum stretch)

SVJ: 30-31"
RVJ: 34"+

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 09:23:13 pm »
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Hello There Vert Trainers And Other Athletes Alike!  My Name Is DCJayhawk And Boy Do I Have A Story For You!

I Recently Purchased Said Nike Zoom Waffle Racer VI's Myself And I Can Attest To Their Glory For All Your Training Needs!!

They Will Make You:
A)  Run Faster!!
B)  Jump Higher!!
C)  Be An All-Around Super Athlete!!!
D)  All Of The Above!!!!

So Kids, Listen Here!  Go Buy These Shoes And You Will Not Be Disappointed!  Your Lives Will Change Forever!!!












lol..

what he's trying to say is:

DCJH joined the chat room.
[9:09pm] DCJH: back foolz
[9:10pm] DCJH: shit adarq, those flats are amazing
[9:10pm] adarq: ahahahaha
[9:10pm] adarq: post that
[9:10pm] adarq: in my blog
[9:10pm] adarq: entry

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 05:15:10 pm »
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bump, check the end of the original post, I added dcjayhawk's video of his jump session. The first half of the vid is basketball shoes, second half is waffles, check the difference in his spring/jump height.

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 09:54:15 pm »
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how high did dcjh get?
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 10:55:11 pm »
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Height:  6'2" (barefoot), 6'3" (in shoes)
Body Weight:  207-209 (slow cut)
Body Fat:  ~13%
Standing Reach: 8'1.5" (in shoes, maximum stretch)

SVJ: 30-31"
RVJ: 34"+

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 03:46:51 pm »
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http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine-total-access/09000d5d816d27f1

Check the shoes for the sprints & jumps.

haha nice! definitely the spiked version on the sprints & spikeless on vert i'd imagine, pretty sick, good eye.

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 07:23:56 pm »
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The whole staff had these, everyone ended up with cuts on their Achilles.  Comfy shoes, meet the current minimalistic trend, but the cuts sucked.  We all ended up cutting off the back of the shoe  >:(  This made them wearable but they obviously failed a lot sooner than if we didn't modify them.

We all thought they had a ton of potential
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 09:10:36 pm »
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The whole staff had these, everyone ended up with cuts on their Achilles.  Comfy shoes, meet the current minimalistic trend, but the cuts sucked.  We all ended up cutting off the back of the shoe  >:(  This made them wearable but they obviously failed a lot sooner than if we didn't modify them.

We all thought they had a ton of potential

weird.. i never had them dig into the achilles at all, even wearign very small socks.

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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 03:29:42 pm »
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maybe they got the feedback and made some sort of modification. 

They probably modified the back a bit.  Guessing a softer material.  We loved them for a week and then thought "did they ever make anyone wear these?"

All of us had achilles cuts.  My wife was laughing saying "not you know what it is like to wear girl shoes"

May have to spend $30 and see if they are any better now
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 08:31:21 pm »
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Hmm, Waffle Racer VI still 29.99 but they don't have my sizes 9.0-9.5...  I did notice they also have the Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII (I assume it should be just as good if not better; at quick glance it looks similar) also at 29.99 with several sizes available but again, not 9.0-9.5.  No luck for me.
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 02:43:17 am »
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Really? That's a bummer since I wear the same exact size, was thinking of buying some too.
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Re: ADARQ.ORG Officially Endorses Nike Zoom Waffle Racers
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2010, 02:58:44 pm »
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The whole staff had these, everyone ended up with cuts on their Achilles.  Comfy shoes, meet the current minimalistic trend, but the cuts sucked.  We all ended up cutting off the back of the shoe  >:(  This made them wearable but they obviously failed a lot sooner than if we didn't modify them.

We all thought they had a ton of potential

Wow same thing I was thinking as I was reading the thread. I've had a pair since '04. I like doing speed and plyo stuff in them but they tore up my ankles too. Let me know if the new ones alleviate that problem.