Sunday, December 4, 2011
Review: Accel RN Pursue
Today we review Filipino brand Accel's entry to the newly competitive running shoe market. The brand has gone a long way since producing those Mighty Kid sneakers back in the 80's. Now, they have produced running gear in PHL inspired colors, how did it bode out? full review after the jump.
The shoe's stitching was pretty solid. sturdy and snugly fit at the heel side while still has quite some room for breathability like a NB shoe.
Colors wise, is where the RN Pursue stands out. For a sport where multi colored sneakers stand out, its Philippine inspired colorway really shouts "Represent". It's predominantly blue and white with streaks of silver, red and yellow.
The details may still not be on the perfect side, as there are still some flaws present in the shoe. Exceeded mold residue flushes and some excess glue particularly at the lower areas. However nothing outstanding as how the errors go.
The shoe's weight ranges between a normal basketball shoe and a lightweight running shoe. It does carry some weight but the weight is compensated by its cushioning. Good for heavy runners with neutral pronation.
Then again as with every running shoe/ you need to break in them for some time before using them in a race, particularly in the longer distances. I'd recommend these shoes for distances up to 16k.
Price wise, the RN pursue can be bought at P 1,899, department stores offer sale discounts and place it at P1,720 or P1,520 depending on the store's sale promo. That price range is ok for a mid performance shoe. For the low cost line, I seriously would rather prefer Accel than the fake class A seen at tiangges around the metro. First, you have legit sporting brand and second, they're still head and shoulders in regards to performance.