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-Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:36:01 AM »
My recent pair of 5Ten Dæscent's have lived a very long life of a year and 1/2. I haven't really researched many other brands of shoes that can match the quality of the 5Ten stealth rubber. I would appericiate any advice on a pair of runners that wouldn't be over 70$ and could still hold the quality of...
-grip              1-5
-durability      1-5
-suppression 1-5
-flexibility       1-5
-overal look   1-5
Also sharing your experience with your favorite runners would really be appreciated :D
           All advice is helpful! ^^ 
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 10:19:45 AM by Luke Tate »
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 07:58:47 AM »
You want a shoe that is over $70?
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 10:19:23 AM »
 :o oh crap, I meant to put less than 70$, lemme correct that real quick xD Thanks
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 12:14:10 PM »
this is gonna sound weird, but, when you work in fast food they give you a catalog to get non slip shoes, its required, its called shoes for crews, they are designed to be on your feet for hours and hours so they are comfy, they are light and the grip in unmatched by any other shoe ive found, just my opinion though, google it, shoes for crews
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 01:06:59 PM »
From what I've been told by endless amounts of others, Feiyues are the best. Personally I've never used them though.

I really enjoy Onitsuka Tigers, from Asics. They were about $60 I believe, so they just slip in under your budget, and I've been very satisfied with them.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 03:35:25 PM »
I haven't had a chance to pressure test them yet but the Saucony Bullets are feeling amazing.


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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 09:53:03 AM »
Sounds good, I'll look up some more reviews on these and do some debating ^^
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 12:15:48 PM »
I haven't had a chance to pressure test them yet but the Saucony Bullets are feeling amazing.


see the grip pattern on these ^ thats how my shoes are and they only cost like 30 bucks
http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm?changeWebsite=US_en&route=c_store.viewDetailsOfProduct&partnumber=6010
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 08:15:30 AM »
see the grip pattern on these ^ thats how my shoes are and they only cost like 30 bucks
http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm?changeWebsite=US_en&route=c_store.viewDetailsOfProduct&partnumber=6010

They also have super thick soles. High heels and soles can cause poor running and movement mechanics, upping the chances of injury. I don't doubt they're cheaper and good for training but purely on a longevity standpoint, I prefer something closer to the ground. The Bullets aren't ideal sole-wise but they're better than most. And IMO they look cooler :P

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 09:53:11 AM »
yeah i like mine cuz they are flat soled, lol they do look cool but functionality over looks hahaha
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 05:03:29 PM »
They also have super thick soles. High heels and soles can cause poor running and movement mechanics, upping the chances of injury. I don't doubt they're cheaper and good for training but purely on a longevity standpoint, I prefer something closer to the ground. The Bullets aren't ideal sole-wise but they're better than most. And IMO they look cooler :P

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 12:20:02 AM »
Bought some Feiyues to get free shipping out of my Amazon purchase. GREATEST IDEA. I love these things now. Not only are they super comfortable, grippy, and inexpensive, but they make you feel like a ninja.

BTW, how do you pronounce Feiyue... FEE-yu?
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 10:02:46 PM »
Bought some Feiyues to get free shipping out of my Amazon purchase. GREATEST IDEA. I love these things now. Not only are they super comfortable, grippy, and inexpensive, but they make you feel like a ninja.

BTW, how do you pronounce Feiyue... FEE-yu?

I believe it's pronounced Fay-you.

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 10:40:02 PM »
I believe it's pronounced Fay-you.
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Some searching concluded that's pronounced something like fay-YWEH??? Haha. Kinda like the last name Yue.
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 07:38:36 AM »
yeah i like mine cuz they are flat soled, lol they do look cool but functionality over looks hahaha

I personally suggest you look into new shoes. Flexibility is a very important aspect for parkour shoes, as well as was mentioned before, a sole that isn't too thick. Not to rain on your parade, but your work shoes look absolutely awful for Parkour. Very unhealthy for your ankles and knees. Grip is really not a big deal. Don't buy them just because they say "no slip". All the shoes that are being discussed on this board are "no slip".

As for the actual topic, I train in both Feiyues and Tigers, and I can say they both rock. Tigers look a touch sexier and give a little more support, and the Feiyues are fabulously cheap and are really, really comfortable. Your call!

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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 11:06:19 AM »
Some searching concluded that's pronounced something like fay-YWEH??? Haha. Kinda like the last name Yue.

Most of my friends who own them call them Fay-you's like Gabe said, but I have a few friends who swear to their death that it is Fay-you-ee...

Seems kind of similar to the Vibram/Veebram issue.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 12:47:22 PM »
My vote is for Feiyues. In chna town in dc they call them Fay-ways/fee-ways the pronunciation is half ways in between the two options for e first syllable with fee-way being slightly closer
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Re: -Efficient Non-Costly Freerunning/Parkour Shoes-
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 07:26:31 PM »
My vote is for Feiyues. In chna town in dc they call them Fay-ways/fee-ways the pronunciation is half ways in between the two options for e first syllable with fee-way being slightly closer

That's probably correct, but in America, we generally say "Fay-yous". So it only seems right, following the traditional American values of completely mutilating all aspects of language, to continue calling them Fay-yous.

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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2012, 10:59:35 PM »
actually they are amazing Ive tried every kind of shoe i could find like 80$ asics all the way to skate shoes and, for me, they work the best but its your call, everybody is different, thus why i love PK
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2012, 07:05:12 AM »
actually they are amazing Ive tried every kind of shoe i could find like 80$ asics all the way to skate shoes and, for me, they work the best but its your call, everybody is different, thus why i love PK

Work the best in terms of what? Because speaking from the perspective of body mechanics and physics, they'd stop your foot from doing everything it's supposed to.

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