I've never been a runner. There has always been something about the long Slog I've never enjoyed. And with increasing age, increasingly painful knees and a herniated disc in my back prevented me from walking. Sure, it's nice to be outside and be active, but I never want to be part of something that causes more low back pain or throbbing knees.
All this changed in mid-July when I started testing Nike's new Joyride Run Flyknit sneakers. Driven by a new damping system, the Joyrides are designed to deliver a uniquely smooth, friendly ride. Nike has high hopes for the Joyrides and has referred to them as the sneaker that will get many non-runners like me running. And part of it is supposedly due to this softer, friendlier running experience.
It was promising, especially as I had the opportunity to spend some health-oriented hours with my 1
The Joyrides gave me the opportunity to try anyway. And I quickly become a fan.
What Is Joyride
On the surface, Nike's latest running shoe looks like another running shoe. It has a simple sock-like upper and a cool light blue sole on the inside. But turn it over and here you can see the true innovation: The entire sole seems to be filled with small foam balls. (Simple and understated cool, I was immediately in the look).