I’ve decided that I really want to start making wooden toys again.
I miss working with my hands.
For those not in the know, my previous business, unfortunately had to close due to a lack of funds but with my grandchild on the way, I think it’s time to start building my business back up… right from my garden shed!
Hey, if it was good enough for Rohl Dahl then it’s good enough for me.
Yesterday I made a trip to the electrical wholesalers to pick up a few bits that I needed before heading off to get some insulation from Jerson (hey, I’m starting this back up in the depths of winter).
So what’s the plan?
First I’m going to do a bit of research on etsy and ebay to see what’s selling and then I’m going to make a few trials and templates to crack on.
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I’ve really started to get into trail running lately. The freedom of being in the outdoors and the low impact nature of the sport is really appealing.
Plus it’s easier to take the dog with me!
The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is the latest trail running shoe from Nike that’s setting the internet ablaze so when my package arrived from Amazon I was excited to get it on my foot and get out the door!
What’s To Like?
I’m a big fan of Nike shoes and I normally run in the Air Zoom Odyssey 2 and was pleased that these offered the same performance benefits as their road shoes do.
The seamless upper feels great and didn’t rub when running.
Flywire technology makes for an incredibly stable shoe.
Heel crash pad helps to dampen inpact of the foot which is fantastic for heel strikers.
It’s not all roses, however:
It’s heavier than previous incarnations of the shoe.
This is a shoe that’s only for trails – it feels wrong when running on the road.
Not the most breathable or well ventilated trail shoe on the market
I really, really like running in the Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3. It felt great on both uphill and downhill sections and even felt responsive when I wanted to kick on.
The shoe also feels more supportive than a standard trail shoe which gives it the added advantage of offering real piece of mind when on technical sections of the course.
We’re also hearing that this shoe is becoming increasingly popular with hikers who want something a little less clumpy than a traditional trail boot or walking shoe.
If you’ve never run in a shoe that uses flywire technology then you’re really missing out – it’s Nikes proprietary lacing system and holds your foot in place without placing any extra pressure on the upper part of the foot.
Improvements on The Kiger 2
Compared to the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 2, the 3 offers some significant advances in terms of breathability thanks to added vents, more cushioning, better use of flywire tech and an outsole that provides even more grip than previous versions of the shoe.
Is It Worth It?
This shoe costs about £100 so compared to other trail shoes on the market it’s pretty expensive but personally I’m happy to pay a little more as this is a solid trail running shoe that’s going to still be solid even after 500 muddy miles.
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