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    Apr 03, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    What shoes do you wear for running and do you like them? I am looking to buy a new pair for outdoor running and wonder what shoes you wear.
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    Apr 04, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    You should go to a specialty running store and have someone help you figure out the running shoe you need.

    The Right Running Shoe Fit

    also

    The Best Running Shoe For YOU
  • justinlee86

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    Apr 04, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    The shoe industry is going through somewhat of a revolution...so make sure you go to a good running store and make sure they know their technologies.

    Note on minimalistic/lightweight make sure you start it supplemental, there have been a lot of injuries because of over training and not wearing the shoes the right way.
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 04, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    jtaustin saidYou should go to a specialty running store and have someone help you figure out the running shoe you need.

    The Right Running Shoe Fit

    also

    The Best Running Shoe For YOU


    Yeah, the right shoe for the right foot.
    Things like over under pornation, amoutn of weight on you, etc. Also kind of running I assume (i dunno, I don't run, but buying the right sneaker helped save me from a chronic foot problem).

    Also some good websites.
    Here is an awesome one that paired me with the pair of sneakers that let me return to stand-up sports after a bad injury! icon_biggrin.gif
    http://www.runnersworld.com/cda/whichshoe/1,,s6-240-325-329-0-0-0-0-0,00.html
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Thanks guys.
  • gallus81

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    Apr 06, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    how can you go past the Kayano?

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    unless of course you don't like them, or they're not suited to your foot-structure, or they're not available in your area, etc, etc ...
  • charmr

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    Apr 17, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Let's face it boys,the most important thing in any shoe, no matter what you use it for, is that it must FIT YOU COMFORTABLY. Personally I only use New Balance because they offer a choice of widths and I require a quad E. Nothing against other brands IF THEY FIT YOU, but most do not offer a choice of widths and are too narrow FOR ME.

    You can use a "waking shoe" or "cross trainer" for running if you want.although some "running shoes" offer such things as "better lift" etc. which may give you a little more speed, and if that works better for you then choose it. Just make sure it FITS YOU COMFORTABLY! [even if you have to sacrifice a bit of speed; it's WORTH IT!
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    Apr 17, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    I wear the Sketchers shape-ups because I have extreme flat feet and I get a foot ache without them. They are super comfortable.
  • starboard5

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    Apr 17, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Wearing my first pair of ASICS and they're fast becoming my favorite shoe.
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    Jun 02, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    Currently I'm wearing Reebok's Zig Tech running shoes. They are very comfortable and light. The look's cool too.
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    Jun 02, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried the vibram five fingers? I am loving them. They're heinous looking but amazing, and I've been seeing more and more people running, working out, and just walking around in them.
  • LJay

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    Jun 02, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    Excellent question, but no easy answer.

    They must fit. No compromises.

    Do a lot of shopping. Show people do not like to see me coming because I will take forever to decide. I simply refuse to decide according to style or price alone.

    The guys above are right. Find someone who knows their tech and can fit you professionally. They are called certified podorthists and you are likely to find them at upper end stores.
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    Jun 02, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    Hmmm....NIKE! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif XD. but i feel like running with my Converse . icon_razz.gif.
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    Jun 02, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
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    so i guess the idea behind them is to strengthen the feet rather than compensate with padding whether we supinate or pronate...
    theres even this crazy powerlifter at my gym who swears by them, claiming theyve corrected some sort of ankle issue that he's had surgery on twice.

    again they look like water shoes icon_sad.gif but feel great once your feet adjust
  • neosyllogy

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    Jun 02, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    tinymike saidfit-640x480.jpg

    so i guess the idea behind them is to strengthen the feet rather than compensate with padding whether we supinate or pronate...
    theres even this crazy powerlifter at my gym who swears by them, claiming theyve corrected some sort of ankle issue that he's had surgery on twice.

    again they look like water shoes icon_sad.gif but feel great once your feet adjust


    Just a warning, particularly regarding that last part.
    While there is good reason to think those sorts of shoes can be very good for you, it can be tempting to get them while dealign with a chronic injury.
    I made that mistake with a pair of Nike Free's, which are good shoes, but at the time I needed padding and support for overpronation so that I could heal.

    Be careful about switching outright to the new barefoot style shoes whole hog, especially if you have an injury. (That said, I now often use my Nike Frees and like them, took me about a ear to heal to the point where that was wise though.)

    Just an FYI in case someone might make the same mistake I did.
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    Jun 02, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    Nike Free