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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2016, 04:25:07 am »
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I literally cannot find a pair of these anywhere!!

in regards to the 5mm drop i mean, it's intersting...if you look at 5mm its so small...you wonder how much of an impact that could have? but i have seen people saying going form 0 to 4mm changed stuff so i dunno? 4-5mm drop stuff seems to be way more popular than zero, i mean most of the new balance minimus are 4mm.

although i literally can't find a UK stockist of the v2 5000s anywhere - don't understand! i'd have to ship them from the U.S. which i imagine would make it pretty expensive, so kind of leaning towards either the NB minimus trail or Merrel trail gloves at this point  :huh:

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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2016, 01:28:18 pm »
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I literally cannot find a pair of these anywhere!!

in regards to the 5mm drop i mean, it's intersting...if you look at 5mm its so small...you wonder how much of an impact that could have? but i have seen people saying going form 0 to 4mm changed stuff so i dunno? 4-5mm drop stuff seems to be way more popular than zero, i mean most of the new balance minimus are 4mm.

although i literally can't find a UK stockist of the v2 5000s anywhere - don't understand! i'd have to ship them from the U.S. which i imagine would make it pretty expensive, so kind of leaning towards either the NB minimus trail or Merrel trail gloves at this point  :huh:

daamn sux!

the trail glove looks pretty nice.. but so does the minimus trail. probably a toss up.

I personally defer to NB now. If only they made minimalist basketball shoes (like they do tennis shoes).. i'd def love to see that. Something like the kobe's but stripped down a bit more/lighter, but just as strong.

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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2016, 04:09:09 pm »
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i noticed the Pacer is wearing NB 5000v2's :F

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmiu59wVqYQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmiu59wVqYQ</a>

also cheptegei is a beast.

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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2016, 05:28:56 pm »
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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 02:02:43 am »
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http://fellrnr.com/wiki/New_Balance_RC5000v2

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The RC5000v2 is one of the best shoes I've tested. It offers remarkable cushioning for its weight, given it's so light. My calculated cushioning-to-weight ratio (AKA Benefit) is 9.1, far higher than any other shoe. It's as well cushioned as some shoes that weigh nearly three times as much, and while it's upper is unpadded, it's not uncomfortable. I'd recommend trying the RC5000v2 out as it's a surprising shoe and it carries my "best of the best rating". (I use The Science of Running Shoes as the basis of how I test running shoes and what you should look for in a running shoe.)

This is exactly what i've experienced..

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Re: New Balance 5000v2 - Spikeless running shoes
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2017, 12:57:40 pm »
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something i'm sending to New Balance .. trying to find out wtf to do if I can't find v2's anymore:

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First the feedback: This is by far my favorite running shoe, and has unfortunately become my measuring stick for all other running shoes. I've put over 500 miles on my first pair & ran 25 miles in them, plus many ~12-15 milers. So they definitely aren't just limited to 5k/10k. This review sums it up: http://fellrnr.com/wiki/New_Balance_RC5000v2  ... "My calculated cushioning-to-weight ratio (AKA Benefit) is 9.1, far higher than any other shoe. It's as well cushioned as some shoes that weigh nearly three times as much". I use my MRC5000v2's for speed work, mile runs, 5k's, long runs etc.. Easily the most versatile shoe i've worn.

So now to my question.. Will there be a v3? Or do I have to stock up on v2's? :/ I hear the v1 was actually "better" than the v2, but i've never been able to find those online.

I really hope NB doesn't completely stop making this shoe.. It's the most impressive running shoe i've ever put on. Also, Brenda Martinez has recommended them many times, wearing them during her NY 5th Ave mile races for example.

If NB does stop making them ... what is the recommended NB replacement shoe? I don't see anything that's similar. The only thing I see that is somewhat similar, is the Saucony Endorphin Racer.

Finally, I just received a pair of Adidas Adios Boost 3's; I am used to running in my NB MRC5000v2's, so these Adidas felt like heavy pillows. I'm astonished that people can run as fast as they do in shoes like that. I'm returning them ASAP and getting more 5000v2's.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Andrew