Suggestion for running shoes - treadmill

  • rowerchgo

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    Mar 31, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    Hey guys

    I finally decided to retire my old shoes and I am looking to get new ones. I run the treadmill about 3 times a week, around 3 miles, but I intend to increase that since I will run a marathon in the end of the year.

    After some research, I believe I underpronate, since the soles of my shoes are more used on the outsides.... so right foot is more used on the right side, left foot on left side.

    Do you guys have any suggestion on which shoes I should look for?

    Thanks!
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    Mar 31, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    I can't help you, since I overpronate. But I can recommend going to a fancy store that specializes in shoes for runners, if you can afford it. I went to one (Fleet Feet in Memphis) where they found several models that might work and then looked at my feet and ankles as I jogged in the strip mall parking lot. The shoes (made by Saucony; they say "Omni S" on the tongue) are great. The extra attention cost more, and the shoes were not on sale (about $100), but now I can run.

    Incidentally, the shoes I had been wearing (Brooks "Addiction") felt awful, but the clerk said that they would for me, since they are designed for underpronators.
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    Mar 31, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    I use Nike Air Structure Triax 10+. I like it because it has good support and nice cushioning system.
  • roadbike

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    Mar 31, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    Check out Road Runner Sports. If there isn't a store near you, you could use their on line sevice. They classify all of their shoes according to various criteria, including low arch, average arch, and high arch. I'm flat footed, so I have to buy shoes for pronators (low arch). I've been shopping there for over 15 years and highly recommend it. www.roadrunnersports.com
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    Mar 31, 2008 1:26 PM GMT
    I went to a specialty store in Toronto called "The Running Room" similar to "Road Runner Sports". People that work in the store are dedicated runners. They actually had me simulate how I run and how I walk, then suggested a couple of pairs of shoes. I bought a pair of Nike for around $225. Pricey but they are worth every penny. I would not recommend going in cold to a big name athletic store, most of the people that work there are not runners and will sell you something that could be harmful.

    Keep in mind that you will need to replace your shoes every 500 miles or so. I run 15-20 miles per week so I will need to replace mine after about 7 months.
  • rowerchgo

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    Apr 04, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    wow, cool insights! I will definitelly check that store out.

    thanks guys!
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    Apr 04, 2008 3:53 AM GMT
    jbedwards saidI went to a specialty store in Toronnto called "The Running Room" similar to "Road Runner Sports". People that work in the store are dedicated runners. They actually had me simulate how I run and how I walk, then suggested a couple of pairs of shoes. I bought a pair of Nike for around $225. Pricey but they are worth every penny. I would not recommend going in cold to a big name athletic store, most of the people that work there are not runners and will sell you something that could be harmful.

    Keep in mind that you will need to replace your shoes every 500 miles or so. I run 15-20 miles per week so I will need to replace mine after about 7 months.


    oh wow, i need something like that...i have horrible excruciating back pain form running..i saw a doctor..my right hip is a centimeter shorter than my left hip, hence the back pain, now i have to put shoe inserts icon_sad.gif