choosing your proper shoe ? (mizuno vs under armor)

  • Artesin

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    FOund myself in nyc this past weekend and I had enough of my shoes causing massive pain and discomfort with each step, granted they werent made for walking but had seen better days. Went to a shoe locker and spent the longest time trying to deliberate which would be best for my circumstance. It came down to the under armor heat force with a price tag of 120 or the mizunos with a tag of 200. I wasnt really sure if price made a difference.

    Now when i was younger I used to walk on my toes a lot and still find myself placing a lot of weight on my toes when standing still. This contributes to tiff calves and a strength imbalance between the quads/hamstrings in relation to calf muscles.


    I wasnt really sure what to go with but a chiropractor once told me that for me I should go with one where the toes point slightly upward to compensate for my stance by pushing weight to the heel. However, they also told me that less padding on the heel would also help. I just decided to go with the mizunos by the end of it.


    How do you choose your shoes? Think I made a practical decision?
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    Aug 27, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    We'll need feet pics to weigh in on your posture and walking habits..
  • BmwKid92

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    Aug 27, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    23s, swoosh and my Adidas. size 11. Thats how

    and you should get dr shoals padding put in
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 28, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Hire a teenager to program you PVR. Hire a gay to decorate you apartment. Hire an Italian to shop for your shoes.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 28, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm half Italian, I can say that :-)
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Don't know if you have a New Balance store in your area or not, but the employees there are pretty knowledgeable in my experience. They also have a machine you step onto and it show you how your weight is distributed on your feet. It's pretty neat to see on the screen which part of your foot is holding most of your body weight. From there, they recommend a shoe that'll work with your feet. Their shoes are in the same price range as the ones your looking at.
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    I've always been a fan of Saucony...not for advertisement (because they don't advertise), but because they feel the best for my feet.

    Don't limit yourself to two brands. Try them all...even the cheap Wal-Mart shit. Everyone's foot is different. What works for you won't work for others.