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New Balance XC900v2 Spikeless
« on: October 29, 2015, 12:51:12 pm »
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These are my favorite shoes to "wear around". Very comfortable & they always seem to look new. Even after 7 months of wearing them (and doing several runs/sprints in them), they look brand new.

Walking & Sprinting feel great in xc900v2's.

I'm not sure if I like them as much for running or jumping. I'll eventually run/jump in them again to know for sure.

Finally, I think they look sick-as-fuq, especially in person.

They are decently priced: $49-$79, depending on where you buy them online.

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Re: New Balance XC900v2 Spikeless
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 03:23:34 pm »
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I swear every time I buy shoes nowadays I feel like I made a terrible choice... they NEVER feel bouncy, just stiff and cumbersome.

I should've ordered the Adidas BOOST shoes because they look like a great choice for my preferences.

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Re: New Balance XC900v2 Spikeless
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 03:32:22 pm »
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Boost is awesome.
However, the 'regular' ones have a pretty high layer of foam. It is firm and bouncy and perfect, but i am a slow DL jumper, i think SL jumping could have stability issues.
If you decide to get boosts, i would suppose that you would feel better in the racing flats, it is the adios series.
http://www.runnersworld.com/shoe/adidas-adizero-adios-boost-mens
http://www.runnersworld.com/shoe/adidas-adizero-adios-boost-2-mens
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Re: New Balance XC900v2 Spikeless
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 08:34:39 pm »
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Or just get whatever version they have at my Eastern-European Adidas store, with very old and very overpriced models.

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Re: New Balance XC900v2 Spikeless
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 09:52:03 am »
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so.. my NB XC900v2's actually make me heel->toe more than my Saucony Shay XC4's. It's a "light heel->toe" though, which doesn't feel bad. It might have to do with the strength of the sole. The saucony's remain more rigid in the midfoot/forefoot after being broken in.

not saying this is a bad thing, just something I noticed.