Got a good pair of running shoes?

  • FriscoJansen

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    Apr 24, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Know of a good running shoe out these days? Post a picture of your favorite pair of running shoes or even one you saw at the shoe stores that you anticipate buying.

    I purchased a pair of the Adidas adiZero Rush running shoes about a day or two before promotions started for iticon_razz.gif earlier in the year and I haven't looked back since! Haha. I run in them, I hike. I of course had a hard time finding THE best running shoe and once I saw these I knew the only hard choice after that would be what color to choose. It has lots of good features, I think, but what sold me was how lightweight they were, how comfortable they were and the thick soles as well. If you're looking for a good performance shoe then check these out. Grab some ankle socks too for ultra-sexinessicon_razz.gifTalk about a cardio must-have. These are the shoes...
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    What's your preferred performance shoe?
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    Apr 24, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I've grown partial to Saucony... If for no other reason, they last years for the 12-mile a week gym tourist like me.

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    Apr 24, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    Asics and Saucony are really good brands.
  • RunnerMD

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    Apr 25, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    I went to a running store where they watched my gait to help me select the right type of shoe. I got hooked up with these Brooks Adrenaline GTS shoes. I'm on my second pair and loving them.

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    Apr 25, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Barefoot running! I have knee issues and.mg body is great now
  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 25, 2012 9:15 AM GMT
    Hmmm - interesting: maybe I should give the barefoot running a try....

    For me, I have been told to stick with Asics, they seem to be the best brand. Can't post a picture of them as every time I try this, I seem to end up with a square with a wee red cross in the corner. Need to get a new pair...
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:36 AM GMT
    Reebok Runtone
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    Apr 25, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    I was introduced to the Asics Kayano-16 last year. These shoes fit like a glove, and were the best running shoes I've used. I'm now running in Asics Kayano-17. So far, they've turned out to be another great fitting, comfortable running shoe.



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    Apr 25, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    Asics is my brand, Nice size toe box and perfect fit for my pronation type (neutral). And always buy running shoe one size larger than regular shoe size. Black toe not pretty.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidBarefoot running! I have knee issues and.mg body is great now


    Ewww, see people do that in the city all the time. Don't get it; between the dog crap, broken glass, human waste and all the spit. You must need an annual tetanus shot.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried the vibram shoes..... i've been contemplating them for quite a while now. A friend just bought them..... says he can only run 20min in them right now... and they are blasting his calves. You're hitting the ball of your foot instead of the heel just like barefoot running. I think it would really compliment my cycling by building my calves...
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    I'm all about Asics DS trainers and some Brooks shoes

    As for the vibram things, my opinion is they're vastly overrated and unnecessary. Do a bit of barefoot (ACTUALLY barefoot) running as a cool-down each day - start with just 400-800 meters or so or you'll increase the risk of getting injured - and work it up to a mile or more. Grass is good. But make sure you start gradually - several people on my college track team were injured by their obsession with vibrams causing them to do too much barefoot running too quickly
  • neon4u

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    Apr 25, 2012 12:50 PM GMT
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    Robbie.... Vibram look a little freaking to me. I came across the Nike Free Form... it's suppose to combine barefoot running and a sneaker. I generally buy New Balance for running but might just give this running shoe a try.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    Thanks chinarunner I'll keep that in mind. I don't think i could run barefoot around here. Might still consider them because i'd only be running for 30 min at a time anyway. Lately i've been doing 40k on the bike and that seems enough.... and maybe adding the running would help.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    i'll check them out neon.... thanks
  • FriscoJansen

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    May 06, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    dxj5069 saidAsics and Saucony are really good brands.


    2nd Saucony mention. I've never heard of this brand, I'm gonna have to look these up.
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    May 06, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    For running, I do Nike Free. They are phenomenal and the only shoes I can run in without subsequent pain/soreness.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 22, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    The best running shoes are the Vibram five fingers. All those heavy, thick padded running shoes do more harm than good. Minimalist is the best.
  • FriscoJansen

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    May 26, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
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    I have had a pair of the Nike Shox shoe for a couple years kind of like the ones shown above. I have never ran in them as I can barely even walk in them, lol, they make me very uncoordinated and sometimes I stumble. So they still look brand new as I hardly even wear them. They feel so heavy too. I do however, like the look of them. Shox have been very popular due to the "heel technology" but they are just not for me.icon_confused.gif
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    May 26, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    i would echo Wannabe's suggestion that you find a good shoe store in your area that caters to runners. There are many differences between running shoes that suit different arch shapes better or worse, as well as are better suited to certain types of running. The folks at a specialist will be able to look at your feet and tell you which shoes would be best for you. For example, for years I bought New Balance but the first time i went into Varsity Sports on Magazine street they put me in a pair of Brooks, a brand I'd never heard of before. Those shoes are an AMAZING fit for me and work perfectly for the odd mix of urban and grass running that I do.
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    May 28, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    I'll second the Brooks Adrenaline. I'm on my sixth pair.
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    i just bought myself some new shoes :

    NewBalance Minimus .

    i'm already used to mid/front foot running but i still have needed 4 or 5 runs to get my calf muscles used to them.
    Now it's pure joy: light and comfy.

    i don't run loooong distances .. 5 to 10 k.

    anyone else tried them ?
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    Sep 17, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I have a pair of Minimus that I wear as casual shoes. They are super comfy and feel "safer" than Frees and other minimal shoes. I've only run in them twice, on treadmills. It was...ok.

    I currently run in Saucony Rides and Nike Pegasus 28. I want to get a pair of Pegasus 29s, as they've lightened them up a bit. The 28 was rather clunky, but fit my skinny foot well.

    Runner's World just reviewed new shoes for fall and the new Brooks Ghost 5 and new Saucony Ride 5 got top marks. I used to wear Mizunos but they started making them too stiff.
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    Sep 17, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    I bought some running shoes from Reebok the other day and they're are fantastic. Great support and light as a feather.
  • Whipmagic

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    Sep 17, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    I am still looking for those perfect road running shoes, but for trail running, I think I have found what fits me perfectly: Brooks Pure Grit. Quite light and minimalistic, and fits like a glove for me. I can feel the trail with them, they feel more like an extension and enhancement of my feet than something I have to carry on me to protect my soles. Traction is very good (except for the greased quarterpipe at Tough Mudder, but that's a different story), the shoes drain quickly when wet, and clean up nicely.