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I’ll point out Nike Air VaporMax Mujer at the outset that GoLite made a point of emphasizing to me that these shoes were not intended to be minimalist in the sense of being stripped Nike Air Max 90 Dames of all of the bells and whistles found on most shoes on the market today. This is important, because they are not trying to produce the next Vibram Fivefingers type shoe – to compare them directly to shoes like the Vibrams would be apples to oranges in a sense. Rather, the GoLite Amp Lite is more like a traditional shoe with a zero drop sole, which makes it one of the most unique and unusual shoes I have ever reviewed.From a purely structural standpoint, other factors besides being truly zero drop that differentiate the Amp from more traditional shoes are that it has a relatively wide fit through the midfoot and forefoot (see shoe photo above), and it comes with swappable insoles that allow Nike Air Max Classic BW Dames you to adjust forefoot thickness according to personal preference (this feature is very cool! – see photo below). The insoles do seem to have Adidas Superstar Dam some type of built in arch support – feels like a thicker bar of cushion running horizontally across the midfoot. Finally, the Amp features GoLite’s “soft against the ground” technology, whereby the foot rests on a firm platform, underlain by soft material that deforms when in contact with irregularities on the ground. This helps the shoe mold better to the ground surface, and helps prevent levering and instability that can occur when you step on a rock in a shoe with a harder outsole.Let me start my personal review with my biggest gripe about the GoLite Amp Lite – they are anything but Lite. In fact, the Amp is one of the heaviest and bulkiest shoes that I own, dwarfing most of my more often Nike Air Max 95 Damen used road running shoes in both profile and weight (my pair are about 12.5 oz). I knew about the weight of these shoes before I received them,Nike Air Max 95 Hombre and they are not out of line when compared to many popular trail shoes on the market (think Brooks Cascadia). However, they are extremely heavy for me considering that my preferred shoe weight ranges from my 3.8 oz Mizuno Wave Universe at the low end up to about a max of near 10 oz in something like the Brooks Launch. The GoLite Amp is not a shoe that’s going to make you feel fast when you put it on your feet.The weight of the GoLite Amp was an immediate issue for me when I tried to run in them – it’s very hard to go from a shoe that weighs half as much to one that weighs 3/4 of a pound without noticing a big difference. However, what was fascinating about these shoes is that since they Nike Air VaporMax Femme are truly zero drop, running in them felt incredibly strange. Here was this big, bulky shoe that otherwise could pass for a typical running shoe, Adidas Ultra Boost Womensbut it was allowing me to run with nearly flawless midfoot/forefoot form. The Amp is the shoe that really made me believe in the value of zero drop, as removing the heel lift fundamentally alters the running experience. It also has a fairly firm feel underfoot, which helps a lot with form maintenance. I’d go so far as to say that it was almost impossible to force myself to heel strike in these things, and my week of wearing them (along with the Mizuno Wave Universe) corresponded to the week that saw my breakthrough in converting my stride from heel to midfoot. It’s really amazing to feel the difference that zero drop makes, and I’m really looking forward to the coming years when we will Nike Air Max Classic BW Damen surely be seeing a wider variety of zero drop shoes beginning to fill this sector of the running shoe market.I will openly admit that I have not run Nike Air Max 270 Homme very much on the Amp, nor do I see it as a regular member of my running shoe rotation because of it’s weight. However, for someone looking for a zero drop shoe with a bit of cushion and a more traditional appearance, this could be the shoe you have been waiting for – Donald over at Running and Rambling wrote an excellent review of the Amp in which he expands on this thought. For me, I suspect the Amp will be primarily used for running in the winter when conditions get nastier outside and being fleet of foot is not much of a concern.
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