Shoes for running

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    Nov 01, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    wondering what kind of shoes everyone is using for running. understand everyones feet are diffrent.
    Nike, Reebok, Sauncy, New Balance, Addias, Puma etc also if a major brand list the type such as shox, zig tech etc
    My main time spent runing is outside on pavement and on a treadmill. Currently using Nike Impax
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    Nov 01, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    try merrell i have used them and liked them. but check the one in running design
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    Nov 01, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    New balance minimus. Just got a pair about a month ago. Totally changed my stride. Picked up speed and distance plus they don't "web"
    Between the toes which would seem irritating, not to mention just plain gross
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    Nov 01, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    Depends on your foot. Best bet is to go to a running store; hopefully the employees are somewhat knowledgeable and can help you decide.
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    Nov 01, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidDepends on your foot. Best bet is to go to a running store; hopefully the employees are somewhat knowledgeable and can help you decide.


    I completely agree. Don't go to a big box sports store. Goto a store focused on running. A lot of them have treadmills with sensors to see how your foot strikes the ground to fit you into the right shoe.
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    Nov 01, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    Everyone is different. On the road, I wear Nike Vomero or Mizuno Wave Rider, which are made for neutral runners. I ran Nike Pegasus for about 20 years. For trail running: Brooks Cascadia--the Cadillac of trail shoes!

    But go to your local (preferably independent) running shoe store. They'll take the time to make sure you have some options that are geared to your needs and the way you run.

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    Nov 01, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Mizunos are great! I only buy them now.

    If you go buy them from a place that actually knows what they are doing, they can look at the way you walk/run and recommend a shoe based on the way you step.
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    Nov 01, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidMizunos are great! I only buy them now.

    If you go buy them from a place that actually knows what they are doing, they can look at the way you walk/run and recommend a shoe based on the way you step.


    I agree Mizunos are the best!
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Computerized gait analysis and then follow those suggestions for the best fit.icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    definitely go see a specialist. The ones i ended up with are Brooks
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    Definitely hit up a specialty running store and find someone who looks at a runner's feet for a living (and does a bit of running themselves). At the store I went to last month, the sales associate - this tall, athletic blond girl in running clothes and running shoes that looked like they had seen several hundred miles - immediately had me walk around for her and then measured my feet. And all the while, she was asking me questions about my mileage, any consistent pains I have, whether I'm a heavy or light runner, etc.

    Not 20 minutes later, I was walking out with some of the best-feeling shoes I've ever purchased (Brooks Pure Connect). I was, and still am, extremely happy with them - BUT I would not recommend them for you. If anyone should recommend anything, it should be a runner/associate at a specialty running store.
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    +1 to all of the running store suggestions.

    The first time I went to my local running store, I thought I had found the best pair of running shoes I could ever own. I was wrong. The second pair of running shoes I bought have been the best pair of shoes. They found a great fit for me, and they even tied the laces in a special way to keep them from rubbing my heel.
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    Nov 02, 2011 10:24 AM GMT
    Altra Instinct. Zero drop. Really guides one to a forefoot strike.
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    Nov 02, 2011 10:38 AM GMT
    Saucony Kinvara is my favorite shoe right now. It's on the minimalist side of the spectrum.
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    Nov 02, 2011 10:42 AM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidDepends on your foot. Best bet is to go to a running store; hopefully the employees are somewhat knowledgeable and can help you decide.


    This x100

    I used to have terrible shin splints, they helped me with my running form and found some great shoes.
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    Nov 02, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I use these:
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    http://www.kayakshed.com/vibram-five-fingers/vibram-five-fingers-mens-bikila


    Love 'em to death. I hike, run, and skateboard in them. They've lasted me a year and a half thus far.
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    Nov 03, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    ya the prob with gouing to a store is I work in Saudi Arabia and they don't really have any athletic shoe stores where they know what thier talking, having to go off online info. I'll be back in the us in Jan for two weeks think I'll just wait till then.
    Thanks for the all input
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    Nov 04, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidThe ones i ended up with are Brooks

    I really like my Brooks.
    (and Saucony)

    You could do an online search. I think Runner's World has a fairly comprehensive review of different shoes for your weight and gait. It's not as precise as an analysis by a specialist, but consider it a jumping off point. You can find a few shoes more suited for you and then go to the sporting goods store and try them out.
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    Nov 04, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    I used Nike's Equalon 4 to run the Chicago Marathon this year... I used to get shin splints and ITBS, but after I started running in these shoes the shin splints went away completely and the ITBS faded over time. They're made for stability but you might need some for support.
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    Nov 04, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Prada high heels are very strong!
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    Nov 04, 2011 5:21 AM GMT
    i don't know if the running world is anything like the car world but in the car world you can usually jump on a forum and ask anything. A comparable situation would be my search for a good shop to do my alignment since i need a specialist who will let me sit in the car while they do a simultaneous 4-wheel alignment. The internet helps me narrow down the choices and can even point me to a single shop.

    If there are any running forums (i'm sure there are) maybe you could ask around there to see what the best shop near you is. The place here i went to for example was Varsity Sports on Magazine St.
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:12 AM GMT
    I highly recommend visiting a shoe store that is connected with a local running club. There, you very likely can attend running clinics, be served by actual runners, and can speak with other fellow runners. And, better yet, join the running club.

    Many running shoe websites have excellent videos explaining things like pronation, forefoot running, etc...

    There is no shortage of running blogs and podcasts.

    A blog that I enjoy, and have learned much from, is Run to Win by Blaine Moore, a runner from Maine.
    news.runtowin.com/
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    Nov 04, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    MIZUNOs all the way! I went to a running store to get fitted since I have to wear orthotics.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    Running shoes cause injuries. Before wasting your money buying any running shoe, read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. Or you can check out his website: http://www.chrismcdougall.com/
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    Nov 05, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidRunning shoes cause injuries. Before wasting your money buying any running shoe, read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. Or you can check out his website: http://www.chrismcdougall.com/


    i find this debate is getting a little tired amongst runners.
    I've tried it and it's definitely too risky for me , it's so easy to break a toe, cut yourself and end up with an infection .
    I've switched from heel to fore/mid foot running and i find using racing flats is the best.
    I bought a pair of Mizuno and it does a nice job.

    there are ton of runners in their 60's and 70's .. and beyond ( like the 100 y.o. man who ran the whole Toronto marathon a few weeks ago = ) ) ,on regular running shoes, and they have no problems . It's really a matter of knowing your body, and what you like.