Watching all of you get goo goo over the Victory 2s and Matumbos takes me back. I often wonder what the equivalent of the Victory and Matumbos were in my glory years? I am thinking Zoom Kennedys were similar as a top shelf item to the current Victorys. Of course the Victorys are better made and much cooler looking. The Zoom Distance was the other top shelf Nike shoe but not many people liked it. I never tried it. The Nike Zoom Jasaris were another epic spike but were rare because they had just gone extinct. The spikes were permanent and not interchangeable. Perhaps that was an influence on halting production? Anyway, I thought I’d share some of what I had:
Nike Zoom Shift:
At the end of the day, these met all my needs and were not even the most expensive on the shelf ($80). Most durable by far. Many great memories.
Adistar Steeple Chase:
I was giddy like a school girl from the time I ordered them to when these arrived at the running store I worked at. I simply loved these shoes because Tim Broe wore them and they fit like a glove. However, the spike plates bent after the first race. Disappointed but I still wore them the rest of the season.
Nike Zoom Kennedy:
Had several pairs of these in college. To be honest, I hated them. But they looked cool and were free. Foot was too wide and eventually ripped through the sides of most but ran my PRs so I can’t hate them too much.