running shoes.. need suggestions

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    Sep 09, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    It's about that time again for some NEW running shoes...

    give me some good suggestions. I don't want any new balances for sure. those hurt my feet. thanks guys.
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    Asics, Gel Kayano or higher.
  • sbwlguy

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    Sep 09, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    But if you get great new running shoes someone might stalk you for it!
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    Vibrams.

    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 09, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    asics makes a good running shoe
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    Asics are the most comfortable running shoe I've ever worn. I won't wear anything else.

    I tried a pair of Mezunos once and went back to Asics when those wore out. They just weren't as comfortable.

    Nikes suck!
  • fitdude62

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    Sep 09, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    Sorry endo, but I love nike Free

    Almost like running barefoot but with a nice heal support. Go for the 3.0

    Peace
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    newkid901 saidIt's about that time again for some NEW running shoes...

    give me some good suggestions. I don't want any new balances for sure. those hurt my feet. thanks guys.


    Go to Nike's website and create you own pair.icon_idea.gif
  • trijiminal

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    Sep 09, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    you can't go wrong with Asics. They're reasonably light but provide good support too. Newbalance tend to be more geared to stability, so I usually notice that they're clunky. Mizunos are super light, but they do wear out quickly, and they won't offer support if you're a heavy runner (like me) or doing distance. The only downside to asics is that they can be really expensive. I usually look for the cheap older models.
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    fitdude62 saidSorry endo, but I love nike Free

    Almost like running barefoot but with a nice heal support. Go for the 3.0

    Peace


    I can't speak for the Nike Free shoe because I've never worn them... and never will. This whole barefoot running craze is a silly fad that's going to make many knee specialists extremely rich in about 10 years.

    But in general, Nike shoes are overpriced and poorly made (in sweat shops no less), and most serious runners say they're not as durable as other brands and will wear out much quicker. This is probably not a problem if you're running 12-16 miles per week. But if you're training for a marathon, you need a sturdier running shoe.
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    sbwlguy saidBut if you get great new running shoes someone might stalk you for it!


    this might be true... hhmmm foot fetish dudes... ew!
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    Sep 09, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    I am a distance runner. I really don't care about the price of the shoes cuz I know that I'll use em till there nothing!

    What do you guys think about these or shoes like them???

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    Sep 09, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    I go with Nike Air. A good pair of running shoes will run around $95.00 but it is well worth it.
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    nike free run 2. These have been the most comfortable for my feet when i run. icon_biggrin.gif

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  • musclefun8

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    Sep 09, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Nike Vomeros are the best! I had tons of knee pain with Asics.
  • DiverScience

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    Sep 09, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    I wear North Face XCR trail runners myself. Most "normal" running shoes are too squishy.
  • Fact

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    Sep 09, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Inostrankan saidVibrams.

    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/


    COMPLETELY AGREE the bestt ever!
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    Since they were just announced today....I think the answer is obvious! http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/-8216back-to-the-future-shoes-go-on-sale-self-lacing-version-coming-2015/8450

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    Sep 09, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    On this note, did anyone else besides me get a spam email today or recently from someone allegedly in RJ about running shoes?icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    I agree on Asics, Gel Kayano or higher... Also nikes suck
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    yeah ive been thinking about nike air. i've tried them on and they are comfortable..
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    I like Saucony A4s. If you want to try a really light, durable minimalist shoe, I use the Saucony Hattori. Both are actually pretty good for weight lifting too since they don't put you on your toes but instead allow you to keep your weight on your heels during lifts.



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    Sep 09, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    See if there is a "Road Runner Sports" nearby. I used to shop their home store down in San Diego, very happy to find there's one or two up here in the Seattle area. Their sales staff appear to be experts with running issues and know their products. They have an extensive online store.

    Visited them right before my first race. I'm hooked on Saucony. These don't get holes in them like Nike.

    I send my non-athletic friends there to take advantage of their analysis equipment that will help select the right shoe based on your stride, your instep. They have a slow-mo camera on a treadmill they use to analyze your gait. Another pad that analyzes the shape of your instep.

    Then, they offer inserts to solve any remaining problems.

    You may get good results just plugging "Running Store" in google.

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    Sep 09, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Get the Puma Street Kosmos. They are light, but they also have more cushion than a completely minimalist shoe like the Saloh. My running form improved by wearing them.
  • RunEatSleep

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    Sep 09, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    I strongly recommend that you try Mizuno Wave Precision. Very light with a great fit.