Running shoes

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    May 15, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    I need a new pair! Does anyone have any recommendations or favourites they'd like to share, I'm going to be using them for mostly running.

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    May 16, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    I did Newtons for awhile, transitioning to forefoot running. Liked them, but now I'm onto something more minimal (without the monkey-foot look of Vibrams): Innov-8. I'm wearing Bare-xf 210s for crosstraining, & Road-x 233s for outdoor runs.
  • Parker817

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    May 16, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    I love my Reebok RealFlex
    http://shop.reebok.com/US/custom-shoes/mens/listing?f.ProductId=55
    They are really comfortable, and super light.

    I've heard a lot of good things about their Zigs, too, but I've never tried them out.
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    May 16, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Asics Kinsei all the way


    http://www.asicsamerica.com/footwear/running-shoes/gel-kinsei-4-t139n-mens/
  • BuddhaLing

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    May 16, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    When I was in the Army, I wore Nike Airs. My run times for the physical training tests increased dramatically!
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    May 16, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    tomcat89 saidI need a new pair! Does anyone have any recommendations or favourites they'd like to share, I'm going to be using them for mostly running.

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    I recommend the Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport:

    vibram-treksport-champagne-red.jpg
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    May 16, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Anima Sana In Corpore Sano
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    May 16, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    Nike Zoom Vomero 6 - 7 is out now. Neutral shoe, a lot of cushioning.

    What's good for someone else may be terrible for you because some will fit better than others and it's an individual thing. Also differences in gait from one person to the next will also determine what is good for you.

    Suggest going to a serious running shoe store where you have the best odds of finding a knowledgeable salesman to pick the best shoe for you.
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    May 16, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    Vibram's Five Fingers all the way. They are so incredibly enjoyable, you'll love to go running again. Just walking around in them is a lot of fun. You have to ease into them, but once you do regular shoes will feel like foot coffins.
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    May 16, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    seriously vibrams are amazing.

    every nike shoe ive purchased has been disappointing icon_sad.gif
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    May 16, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Go to an actual running shoe store where they measure stride, and can tell you what type of runner you are. Worth the money to have it done.
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    May 16, 2012 12:11 PM GMT
    Hawesian said
    tomcat89 saidI need a new pair! Does anyone have any recommendations or favourites they'd like to share, I'm going to be using them for mostly running.

    Thanks guys. icon_biggrin.gif


    I recommend the Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport:

    vibram-treksport-champagne-red.jpg


    oh wow, those are interesting!
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    May 16, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the suggestions icon_razz.gif
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    May 16, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    I was checking out the Vibrams at MEC last week.... they had about 5 different styles... everything from kayaking type.... road .... and trail. I've heard they take a little getting use to because they build up the calves while putting more impact on the ball of your feet instead of the heel. How long have you guys been wearing them.... and how far do you travel.... also any problems.
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    May 16, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidI was checking out the Vibrams at MEC last week.... they had about 5 different styles... everything from kayaking type.... road .... and trail. I've heard they take a little getting use to because they build up the calves while putting more impact on the ball of your feet instead of the heel. How long have you guys been wearing them.... and how far do you travel.... also any problems.


    I've been wearing them for over a year now. They are a little tough to get used to in the calves, but also the muscles in you're feet, as you've never really used them. However, once adjusted, I've found thy make running require less energy, and you get better feedback from the ground.

    Furthest I've ran in mine is about 15k.
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    May 16, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    Right on... thanks Medjai. I was going back to buy them at the end of the month. I liked the trail type, but i think i'll get the road type.

    That reassures me.... thanks again.
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    May 20, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    If you don't want to go the full Vibram route, you can try the New Balance Minimus shoe. It uses the Vibram sole, but not the 5 toe configuration--you can still wear normal socks. I've had a pair since August and I love them. It's like going barefoot without being barefoot. I tend toward longer runs so the maximum miles I've run in them has been about 3. I do wear them for group fitness and regular weight training though.
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    May 20, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    I swear by Saucony. The actual shoe I wear depends on the type of run workout I am doing. I have yet to be let down by them.
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    May 20, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    vibrums i run about 30 miles a week in the love them, they are hard to break in and your muscles will kill you the first couple weeks,once you finally get used to them. Take it easy for the first 2 or 3 months till u start running long distances. longest to date is 15 miles. 100 miles last month.