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Vaporflys - Are they legit?

EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
so, i somehow copped the LAST pair of Vaporfly 4%s from my local running store last night. i'm so excited. I took them for a quick 5K last night and was able to mvoe pretty quickly post 3 beers and a hamburger.

anyone else have these? think they're legit or is it all marketing?

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/nike-zoom-vaporfly-4-running-shoe/


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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I love mine. I've run 2 marathons, a 15k, and last weekends half iron in them. PR's at every race. I will say I don't necessarily think the shoe makes you faster, my legs just feel less beat up late in races in them. If you tend to heel strike at all, invest in a bottle of shoe goo for the heel. I'll pick up another pair when these die, assuming I can find them.
    Evan

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    jrielley1406jrielley1406 Member, Pro Triathlete
    I’ll let you know when I get mine tomorrow! I love my zoom fly’s so assuming what’s everyone has said about the zoom fly vs vapor fly comparison I’m sure I’ll love them even more.
    First year “pro” triathlete and first time dad! So basically freaking out on a day to day basis...
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited April 16
    Pretty popular among those that know what they're doing. Honestly I'd be nervous running in them in the rain.

    Evan

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited April 16
    Des Linden doesn't need no stinkin' Vaporflys.


    Jennifer PostMartinfyrehaarTad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyMortdhrmaggieruEvan
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Neither does Yuki!
    MattJennifer PostMartin

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    wchevronwchevron Member
    edited April 16
    Looks like she's wearing the black Reebok's you see every waitstaff wears.
    M_Waresimonsen77Tad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyidking90maggieruEvankjrunninJohns622KenElPescadoPelado
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited April 17
    Expert commentary :)

    Johns622

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    2018 1st mile in 4:37 but 2011 had Ryan Hall go 4:38
    Robert Rankin
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    The first mile is pretty severely downhill, so, you know, that's really only like a 4:45. Into a 15 mph headwind.
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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    All I know is that they only made them up to a size 13. So, basically they're saving us big runners from the inevitable calf injuries that being big and trying to run in something like that would cause. Thank you, Nike.
    M_Ware
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    maggierumaggieru Member, Pro Triathlete
    @Robert Rankin I love the video but the soundtrack is what really makes it. I could also probably run a 4:37 if I had that as my walk-out music.
    Robert Rankin
    insta: @magrusch

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