While the EX-F1Nike Air Max Classic BW Womens is a great tool for my research lab, its nearly $1000 price tag and SLR-ish size make it an unlikely choice for the average user who simply wants a pocket-size camera that will allow them to play around with slow motion. Given my positive experience with www.braderiekwadijk.nl the EX-F1, I went ahead and purchased for personal use a more affordable, smaller model from the lineup of Exilim High-Speed digital cameras: the Casio Exilim EX-FC100. The Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Nike Air Max 270 Womens is essentially a pocket-sized digital still camera that can also shoot standard video, HD video (720p), and high-speed video (210, 420, or 1000 frames/second). Like the EX-F1, the EX-FC100 also has a variable 30-210 fps Nike Air Max 90 Dames Roze mode that allows you to toggle the movie recording speed between 30 fps and 210 fps on the fly.In my earlier post criticizing the heel on the Free Run+, I stated: “The Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose Nike Free Run+ appears to sport a bigger heel than on either the 3.0 or 5.0 – I could be wrong, but just look at the comparison picture to the left and see if you agree.” Turns out I was wrong – Ernest points out in the Runner’s World thread in response to Nike Air Max 90 Mens Grey similar speculation about the large heel on the Free Run+ that “It’s important to note that the height of a midsole as visible from the side-view of a shoe is not necessarily indicative of its thickness under the foot.” He goes on to say that “In the case of the Nike Free Run+, the actual height of the midsole under the heel of the foot is 1 mm lower than it was in the Nike Free 5.0 v4. The forefoot height has www.aquarillon.fr remained constant, which means the differential in height between the forefoot and heel–what we call the heel/ball offset–is also 1 mm lower than it was in the 5.0 v4. The net result is a more barefoot-like feel.“So the heel of the Free Run+ does sit lower to the ground than the Free 5.0, I admit my mistake. However, I’m still confused as to why Nike states when introducing the Free Run+ on their website that it has “more Nike Air Max Classic BW Femme cushioning for an exceptional ride” and “increased support under the arch for improved stability.” And why do they state the following on the Nike Free Run+ product page on on the Nike Store: “The Nike Free Run+ Men’s Running Shoe pulls from elements of the Nike Free family in order to deliver a shoe that’s more flexible, more supportive and more cushioned than ever” and “If you’re ready for the benefits of Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose barefoot training but require a shoe with a plusher feel than others in the Nike Free line, don’t overlook this shoe’s heel design – a new addition to the series – which delivers a cushioning experience that won’t compromise your flexibility.” More cushioning and stability than what? I had assumed that meant the 5.0 since that seems to be the most comparable shoe in the line. What’s more, the proper heel design for a barefoot-like shoe Nike Air Max 90 Heren Zwart is no heel at all, so it is hard to “overlook the shoe’s heel design.” I’m still a bit uncertain on this one. Irregardless, a 1 mm reduction in drop hardly makes this a barefoot-like shoe in the vein of the Vibram Fivefingers, or even most racing flats, and the last time I looked at a bare foot it didn’t have any external arch support.My problem is not so much with the Free Run+ as a shoe, because Nike Air Max 90 DamI do think it’s a whole lot more minimalist than most shoes on the market (which is a good thing), and it’s a fine choice for those wishing to transition into minimalist running. My problem is with it being marketed as barefoot-like, and as a shoe that might encourage a barefoot-like gait. In my opinion, no shoe with a pronounced heel can make this claim. Of all of the factors that have moved humans away from the mid-foot/forefoot strike Nike Air VaporMax Mens of our ancestors and those who are habitually unshod (see Daniel Lieberman’s paper in Nature), I suspect the presence of a cushioned heel is most important, and that is why I have a problem with the barefoot-like claims about this shoe. I think the Free Run+ is better described as a transitional minimalist shoe, but I doubt that’s going to be a winner in a marketing campaign.