The vaporfly thread

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jda
20 Sep
1:09pm, 20 Sep 2022
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jda
80kg here and my shoes have always lasted well. Even my oldest pair have a good outer sole, it's just the foam that feels a bit soft now. The VF do make quite a slap when I run in them, presume that means I land very flat without much roll/twist that might wear them out. Someone a while back posted a pic of soles they'd ripped up in hardly any distance.
20 Sep
1:12pm, 20 Sep 2022
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Velociraptor
My feet are really noisy in the VFs, but I've never been a silent runner and I suspect it's because I have quite small feet and a small area of the sole smacks off the ground without prolonged contact.
J2R
20 Sep
1:25pm, 20 Sep 2022
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J2R
My feet are really noisy in the Metaspeeds, too. I think it's probably a feature of carbon-plated shoes. I really noticed this on Saturday night when I was running a night stage in a long relay race. I was running with a cyclist, with no other runners nearby, and the slap was echoing off the hedgerows. I normally run with a very quiet footfall.
20 Sep
9:06pm, 20 Sep 2022
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Bazoaxe
I wear zoomfly for speed work as a close cousin of the 4%. I find they are good for me and in fact my 18:25 parkrun PB came in them

Given wher my running is now, the 4% with c125 miles in them and two pairs of unused zoomfly are under my bed.
21 Sep
1:10pm, 21 Sep 2022
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Gobi
Windsor Wool indeed, i have another pair of 4% and 2 pairs of alpha fly :-)
24 Sep
6:40pm, 24 Sep 2022
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K5 Gus
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24 Sep
6:43pm, 24 Sep 2022
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HappyG(rrr)
Don't know if I can credit the Vaporfly for a parkrun best for 6.5 years and a best ever WAVA? I don't feel particularly bouncy wearing them. I felt pretty ragged running by last km, but very pleased with the result, whether it's the shoes or not! :-) G

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