Any runners out there who bought Nike VaporFly 4%? Are they worth $300 bucks?

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    I just looked on ebay and these things are getting bid up to $400 or more now! Just wondering if anyone coughed up the big bucks for the Vaporfly 4% and experienced the 4% reduction in finish time they advertise.
     
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    I can't think of any shoe worth $400...

    Including Dorothys Ruby Red shoes
     
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    The only time i would ever pay 400 bucks for a pair of shoes is if i got paid 500 bucks or more to do it
     
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    Shoot................even my Mavic road bike shoes aren't that much. And they have carbon fiber footbeds! One pair of those tennis shoes would buy 3 pairs of my bike shoes.
     
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    That's as bad as guys who play church league softball buying bats for $500.00. :cuckoo:
     
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    I'm really curious to see if they make that much difference. Dorothy's slippers? Aren't they worth like a million dollars?
     
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    Exactly! If it helps them hit a home run then it's totally worth it!
     
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    Well lets see. I run a full marathon in approximately 8 days, 12 hours, 3 minutes flat.

    So, in order for these to be effective, I'd have to come in at just under 195 hours.

    Yeah, $400 is a bit steep...
     
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    I believe they're good but it's too much.
    I discovered for myself brand Anta.
    When visiting Shanghai I was in Anta shop. Anta is company equipping China national team for last several years.
    I bought running shoes Anta Challenge 100. And they are really great. ...and paid just $50!
    ANTA Sports’ Professional Gear Drives Chen Penbin To Finish “Challenge 100” - ANTA
    Chen Penbin ran 100 marathons in 100 days using the only pair of shoes. He ran marathon every day.
    Usually shoes die after 1500-2000 km and they must not be used every day.
    But this model works well after everyday hard using and still ok after 4200 km of run.
    Really amazing.

    I don't run that much but I like how it feels running in Anta Challenge 100.
     
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    Btw Vaporfly 4% is sold at price $250 in Russia
     
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