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Old 20th May 11, 06:21 PM
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kalenji eliofeet lightweight running shoes

Hi, all

Has anybody tried these lightweight shoes for running and if so what do u think.

Am thinking of giving minimalist shoes a try and was thinking of saucony kinvara. These are approx 75

However stumbled across aforementioned kalenji at only 30! any good? I also note that kalenji do trail shoes at 18!
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Old 20th May 11, 06:27 PM
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Kalenji is a brand stocked by Decathlon, which is pretty much the Primark of sporting goods shops. I don't know... It might be OK, but it probably won't last very long.

I have no personal experience though - just a feeling that you might want to spend a bit more on shoes as they might be the first line of defence against injury.
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Old 21st May 11, 09:38 PM
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thanks, mite stick with those sauconys!!
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Old 4th Jul 11, 07:42 PM
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Hold your horses there, Parkface. I just found this forum doing a search for eliofeet. I've had a couple of pairs and they're actually pretty awesome. In fact they're pretty much my favourite shoe. I got a pair in france last year just because they were on sale and they looked so comfy (the orange ones must've been really unpopular) anyway I love 'em. I wore them a couple of times and then got a spare pair as I don't live near a Decathalon.

I'm a bit of a trainer nut. At the moment I alternate running in a Gel Speedstar 5's, DS Racers and the Eliofeet. Although the website reckons they're not that durable mine have lasted fine using them 3 or four times a week. They're certainly more durable than Lunarglides. They're a great flat trainer and value for money they can't be beat. My wife's going to france next week and I'm going to get her to pick me up a few more pairs.

BE WARNED. I have pretty wide feet though. I find Adidas a bit narrow, the Eliofeet fit like Asics. I hope I am not too late!!
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Old 4th Jul 11, 08:44 PM
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I might check these out. I was a regular visitor to Decathlon when I lived in Brussels. Got quite a bit of my day-to-day gear there already.
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Old 5th Jul 11, 11:44 AM
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I have a pair of eliofeet and a pair of the predecessor "newfeel" and they are pretty much identical.
I've done quite a few miles in the newfeel and found they were a good shoe. not very grippy and don't expect to keep your feet dry...
I've not done as many miles in the eliofeet as I switched to track, but they are still ok...
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Old 10th Jul 11, 02:38 PM
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I checked these out in-store and they seemed a bit too flimsy. The forefoot was basically nothing but the moulded plastic sole. Unless I made a conscious effort to heel strike I think these would destroy my feet, so I'll stick to what I know for now!
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Old 12th Jul 11, 08:38 AM
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Oh no you'd soon be dead if you heel struck in these babies. Due to the lack of cushioning you have to land all forefooty. I mean that's the appeal of them. Before I tried these I thought my nimbus were the cat's pyjamas even though every other month I seemed to have a calf strain. Now I could not imagine wearing such a clunky pair of overengineered pumps. Have been injury free since changinng to fore/midfoot landing which in turn has resulted in a shorter stride. I used to lollop along. These shoes were instrumental in that change. And it is really value for money we're talking about. If you want a lightweight pair of flat shoes for the price these are brilliant.
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Old 12th Jul 11, 09:48 AM
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They're lightweight, alright. That's what I mean. The only cushioning I could see at all was in the heel. There just wasn't any in the forefoot. I took out the insole and it was just moulded plastic, which I don't think my feet are quite ready for I don't much like having a massive wedge beneath my heel, either, but for now I've got a pair of Brooks Green Silence for speedwork and they suit me fine.
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Old 18th Jul 11, 11:01 AM
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They're lightweight, alright. That's what I mean. The only cushioning I could see at all was in the heel. There just wasn't any in the forefoot. I took out the insole and it was just moulded plastic, which I don't think my feet are quite ready for I don't much like having a massive wedge beneath my heel, either, but for now I've got a pair of Brooks Green Silence for speedwork and they suit me fine.


i totally agree. kalenji is a good brand but i will not risk my feet for it! shorts, hats, shirts, socks are all fine and no problem but feet is very easy to injur, therefore can recommend to stick to some heavily engineered shoe brands...
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Old 19th Jul 11, 10:25 AM
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Yes these shoes are minimalist. If you want pillows these are no good to you.
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Old 19th Jul 11, 10:39 AM
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I wasn't after heavily engineered shoes or I wouldn't have looked at the Eliofeet to begin with, but I personally think they go too far in the other direction. No need to be facetious. One man's sh*t and all that.
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Old 19th Jul 11, 10:50 AM
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You mean for you they are too minimalist. You see you have worded your posts as if the shoes are somehow at fault.
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Old 19th Jul 11, 11:01 AM
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I suppose you could put it like that. As far as I'm concerned, nothing or nobody is 'at fault'. Truthfully, no, I wasn't impressed with the shoes. But that's OK. I'm sure other people can reach their own conclusions!
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Old 19th Jul 11, 12:29 PM
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If only we had somebody who had tried them, run hundreds of miles in them, rather than looking at them in a shop. Then we might have a better idea of the relative merits of these inexpensive shoes.

I just bought some new balance rc130x!
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