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On April 10, 2009, [[Tim Shieff]] created a Facebook group to announce that Kalenji had stopped production of the Success and replaced it with a newer model with grip that quickly tore up<ref name="fb">[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71090459820 "Kalenji Crisis 2009"]. Facebook.com</ref>.  The situation was dubbed as the '''Kalenji Crisis''', and as word spread among the free running community, the group soon reached over a thousand members<ref name="fb"/>.
 
On April 10, 2009, [[Tim Shieff]] created a Facebook group to announce that Kalenji had stopped production of the Success and replaced it with a newer model with grip that quickly tore up<ref name="fb">[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71090459820 "Kalenji Crisis 2009"]. Facebook.com</ref>.  The situation was dubbed as the '''Kalenji Crisis''', and as word spread among the free running community, the group soon reached over a thousand members<ref name="fb"/>.
  
Efforts to bring the shoe back included a photo petition, with several hundred photos sent in<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71090459820#/photo_search.php?oid=71090459820&view=all "Photos from Kalenji Crisis 2009"]. Facebook.com</ref>, and contacting Decathlon or Kalenji directly to complain.  The company confirmed that the design had indeed been updated, and the name changed to '''Kalenji Ekiden 50'''<ref name="3run1">[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=234411#p234411 "3RUN Forums • View topic - Kalenji Crisis!"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.  It was soon backed up by many people who tried the new model of shoe that the grip tore up much faster than the Success'<ref name="ekiden-3run">[http://forum.3run.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18347 "Kalenji Ekiden 75 - 3RUN Parkour & Freerunning Forums"]. ''forum.3run.co.uk''. Retrieved 2011-07-01.</ref><ref name="yt1">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohXflTDPrM "YouTube - Kalenji crises"]. Youtube.com</ref>.
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Efforts to bring the shoe back included a photo petition, with several hundred photos sent in<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71090459820#/photo_search.php?oid=71090459820&view=all "Photos from Kalenji Crisis 2009"]. Facebook.com</ref>, and contacting Decathlon or Kalenji directly to complain.  The company confirmed that the design had indeed been updated, and the name changed to '''Kalenji Ekiden 50'''<ref name="3run1">[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=234411#p234411 "3RUN Forums • View topic - Kalenji Crisis!"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.  It was soon backed up by many people who tried the new model of shoe that the grip tore up much faster than the Success'<ref name="yt1">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohXflTDPrM "YouTube - Kalenji crises"]. Youtube.com</ref>.
  
 
[[Scott Bass]] took the initiative to take the contact with the company further, and successfully got them to agree to produce a limited run of the shoe if there was enough interest<ref name="data">[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/james/kalenji/ "Kalenji"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.  He set up an online data collection form to gather information about the volume of interest<ref name="data"/>, and is still trying to create an agreement with them, but is having trouble due to bad organisation on Kalenji's side<ref>[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=244216#p244216 "3RUN Forums • View topic - Kalenji Success"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.
 
[[Scott Bass]] took the initiative to take the contact with the company further, and successfully got them to agree to produce a limited run of the shoe if there was enough interest<ref name="data">[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/james/kalenji/ "Kalenji"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.  He set up an online data collection form to gather information about the volume of interest<ref name="data"/>, and is still trying to create an agreement with them, but is having trouble due to bad organisation on Kalenji's side<ref>[http://www.3run.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=244216#p244216 "3RUN Forums • View topic - Kalenji Success"]. 3run.co.uk</ref>.
  
In July 2011, a new version of the shoe was announced, dropping the Kalenji branding and simply being labelled the '''Success'''.  The shoe only features slight changes to the original model, and is set to retail in Decathlon UK stores in December 2011 for £16.99.<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=142343942507163 "A Success-ful Return . . ."]. ''facebook.com''. Retrieved 2011-07-01.</ref><ref>[http://www.facebook.com/ScottB23/posts/10150231283184821 "Theyre reproducing..."]. ''facebook.com''. Retrieved 2011-07-01.</ref>
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In July 2011, a new version of the shoe was announced, dropping the Kalenji branding and simply being labelled the '''Success'''.  The shoe only features slight changes to the original model, and is set to retail in Decathlon UK stores in December 2011 for £16.99.<ref>[http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=142343942507163 "A Success-ful Return . . ."]. ''facebook.com''. Retrieved 2011-07-01.</ref>
  
 
==Kalenji Ekiden==
 
==Kalenji Ekiden==
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{{External image | http://www.decathlon.co.uk/products-pictures/gd-asset_20009846.jpg | caption = The Kalenji Ekiden 50}}
 
{{External image | http://www.decathlon.co.uk/products-pictures/gd-asset_20009846.jpg | caption = The Kalenji Ekiden 50}}
  
The replacement model for the Success was the '''Ekiden 50'''<ref name="3run1" />, which is currently priced at £11.95<ref>[http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/ekiden-50-58811085/ "Decathlon - sports running shoes KALENJI - Ekiden 50 KALENJI - running on an occasional basis (once a week for up to 30 minutes) on roads and paths."]. Decathlon.co.uk</ref>.  The shoe also comes in other, more expensive models<ref>[http://www.kalenji-running.com/EN/ekiden-200-28903884/ "Kalenji - Ekiden 200 - sports running shoes - Designed for  running on an occasional basis (once or twice a week) for up to 1 hour on roads and paths."]. Kalenji-running.com</ref>, however many people in the community agree that none of these match up to the grip of the Success as they all tear up very quickly<ref name="ekiden-3run"/><ref name="yt1"/>
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The replacement model for the Success was the '''Ekiden 50'''<ref name="3run1" />, which is currently priced at £11.95<ref>[http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/ekiden-50-58811085/ "Decathlon - sports running shoes KALENJI - Ekiden 50 KALENJI - running on an occasional basis (once a week for up to 30 minutes) on roads and paths."]. Decathlon.co.uk</ref>.  The shoe also comes in other, more expensive models<ref>[http://www.kalenji-running.com/EN/ekiden-200-28903884/ "Kalenji - Ekiden 200 - sports running shoes - Designed for  running on an occasional basis (once or twice a week) for up to 1 hour on roads and paths."]. Kalenji-running.com</ref>, however many people in the community agree that none of these match up to the grip of the Success as they all tear up very quickly<ref name="yt1"/>
  
 
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