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Model:  844545-400_8
Brand:  Nike
Gender:  Male
age group:  Adult

 

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Men's Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2 Running Shoe
Ease through your weekly mileage in the luxurious comfort of Men's Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2 Running Shoe. Three foam densities in the midsole help slow your rate of pronation, while the upper delivers locked-down fit for an ultra-smooth ride.

Flywire cables lock down the midfoot.
Zoom Air units deliver responsive cushioning.
Triple-density foam midsole for the ultimate in plush comfort.
Waffle outsole provides durable, multi-surface traction.

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No quite what I expected
Friday, 11 November 2016  | 

I read once where you shouldn't review a running shoe immediately after having run in it, especially if it is your first run. I got back about an hour ago from a hard 7 km and I have mixed feelings about this shoe, The Odyssey is a resurrection of a name Nike used in the 1980s for one of its top of the line neutral shoes. It and the first Pegasus model were release around the same time. They have kept the Pegasus for another 30+ models, but the original Odyssey faded from view. In its day it was the equivalent of the Nike Vomero of today. Air in the front and back, plush for the time. Nothing limotion control stability shoe and probably too much shoe for me. My running buddy told me that she had recently noticed me over-pronating in my Vomeros so I thought I would give the Odyssey 2 a run, on the basis that I was told it was the support version of the Vomero. On that basis, I had been expecting something along the lines of the original Nike Epic, which was the straight lasted support version of the original Odyssey and an excellent (if expensive) shoe. Well, the Odyssey 2 is nothing like the Epic of old. It is hard on the feet, almost unforgiving, and a real shock for someone like me who is used to plush shoes. My feet ache and I really feel like I have been 'pounding the pavement' rather than running. The funny thing is, that the further I went, the more used to the Odyssey 2 I got and the more I accommodated its strong level of motion control. I have worn support shoes before and had a pair of Asics Kayano 22s of rotation for a few months last year, but the Odyssey 2s are way more severe than the Kayanos. I think I will keep them for shorter runs - no more than 5km - and go back to my Vomeros while I consider whether to purchase a pair of Lunar Glide 8s. I used to wear the 7s and liked the level of support they gave without being controlling. Not sure if the 8s are the same shoe and I am now wary of buying Nikes based solely on the name. I have given the Odyssey 2s four stars because they are a support shoe of sorts, but they really should be listed under the separate category of 'motion control'.

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