Why anyone would want to go to the gym when the weather’s like this is beyond me.
Who on earth would choose a treadmill over the sunlit pavements of London?
Whether you’re a chatterbox who likes to run with a buddy (guilty) or a soloist who prefers the company of an iPod*, there’s no excuse not to get out there and get the blood pumping.
*Do people still use iPods? It probably makes me old that I even think that… though you don’t know old unless you’ve spent a childhood struggling to record songs onto cassette tapes before the radio DJ butts in. The struggle was real, kids.
But there’s nothing old about these babies, baby!
Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017
Quite the mouthful.
Nike commissioned me to give them a good run through (pun always intended), put them through their paces and share my honest opinion.
So let’s do this!
A super lightweight flyknit upper wraps around your foot like a sock, but with added support for your ankles.
Elastic straps replace laces to hold your foot in place, but expand as you move to feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.
All very nice, but how would they run?
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I couldn’t have asked for better weather for a test drive!
Running is my time to regroup, if I’m alone I try to clear my mind and focus on my breathing, the breeze, the way the light falls, strictly no drama.
With a buddy it’s time to talk through ideas, strategy, work, everything under the sun.
Funnily enough I find both just as helpful for clearing out the cobwebs.
But let’s get back to the matter at hand *ahem*, foot.
These babies run like a dream.
The sole flexes with your foot…
…they breath, whipping away sweat and keeping you cool.
(And with my dad jokes I need all the help in the cool department I can get!)
I was hesitant about the lack of laces to begin with, but by breaking with convention Nike have again set a new bar that others will have to race to catch up to.
Supremely comfortable, even after the last mile.
I really only have one complaint.
They don’t stop you from getting tired!
But after a stretch, a small barrel of water and breakfast, I think I can let them off.
Though that might just be the endorphins talkin’.
Women can check out the collection online here – they run perfectly true to size. Men, get yours here.
Slip on a pair and get out there in the sunshine.
If you see me running, catch me if you can!
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