Friday, June 9, 2023

SHOE REVIEW: Decathlon’s Kiprun KS 900


In the event you’re on the lookout for a just right day-to-day teacher at an affordable worth, glance no additional–Decathlon’s new Kiprun KS 900 will have compatibility the invoice well. It has a pleasant wedge of high quality foam within the midsole to cushion your simple runs, lengthy runs and restoration runs, it’s going to closing some time–and at handiest $115, it received’t cost a fortune.

Decathlon, which originated in France in 1976, is desirous about offering reasonably priced wearing items for households. The logo designs, manufactures and distributes all of its personal merchandise for greater than 60 other sports activities and actions, and now has retail outlets in additional than 60 international locations, with 15 places throughout Canada (and 4 extra scheduled to open this yr). U.S. two-time Olympic medallist within the 5,000m, Paul Chelimo, lately signed a sponsorship deal with the logo.

Decathlon Kiprun KS 900
Photograph: Matt Stetson


Males’s: 256 g
Ladies’s: 216 g
Offset/drop: 8 mm
Stack peak: 29 mm (heel)/21 mm (forefoot)
Worth: $115
To be had: now

The higher 

The Kiprun KS 900 has a stretchy, breathable, light-weight higher that matches snugly and hugs the foot; it has a well-padded collar and tongue and an effective lacing device with flat, relatively stretchy laces that help you reach a very good lockdown. (Some runners might to find they want to pass up a part dimension.) There are reflective components on the entrance and rear, a considerable overlay across the toe house for defense, plus a woven pull tab on the heel.

Decathlon Kiprun KS 900
Photograph: Matt Stetson

The midsole

The midsole is MFOAM–Decathlon’s gentle, responsive and resilient EVA-based foam that works properly for every type of straightforward working, together with lengthy runs. (Purists could also be on the lookout for one thing snappier for observe exercises, however those that are simply coming into speedwork will to find this shoe works simply high-quality for period coaching.)

The shoe’s huge, solid base, which extends rearward from the heel, will attraction to impartial runners and heel-strikers on the lookout for steadiness on touchdown, and the midsole thickness is greater than good enough for the ones Sunday lengthy runs. The heel-to-toe offset is 8 mm, which can be maximum at ease for heel-strikers and more recent runners; with a stack peak of 21 mm on the forefoot, there’s nonetheless simply sufficient cushioning below the feet to stay you at ease at quite a lot of paces, and to attraction to all working kinds.

Decathlon Kiprun KS 900
Photograph: Matt Stetson

The outsole

The outsole has an impressively thick layer of sturdy rubber below all the forefoot, alongside the lateral facet and below the heel, the place trainers put on maximum noticeably; if anything else, you’re much more likely to note put on and tear within the higher sooner than the outsole. Regardless of this, the shoe nonetheless manages to be extraordinarily gentle. Grip and traction are very good in all prerequisites.

This might be a very good day-to-day teacher for more recent runners coming into the game, or for heel strikers on the lookout for an excessively reasonably priced shoe.


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