running shoes

  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 28, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    what running shoes do you reccomend?
    mostly for indoors on a tredmill, not outside running shoesicon_question.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    I've been wearing the Asics GT-series for several years now. I love them.

    The current model is the GT-2150. But if you check your local sporting goods stores, you can probably find the previous model (GT-2140) on clearance price.
  • neon4u

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    Feb 01, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    NEW BALANCE BABY... although I'm currently testing Under Armour. But any shoe will work indoors on the treadmill. You're not running more than say 3-4 miles, right?
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    Feb 01, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    honestly nike and most popular brands arent good for ur feet, u have to go to a place like foot solutions or Run On! a specialty store, theyre kind of costly but theyre worth it when i used to run in my new balances my arches used to hurt like a bitch . the brand they gave me are called Brooks GTS

    i like them cuz they look like normal running shoes not spaceman boots
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 01, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    My actual recommendation: Go to a specialty running store. (You're in Royal Oak, where Hanson's Running Store has been consistently listed in the Top 50 Running Stores in the US by the Running Network. Several other exist within Michigan as well; take a look at the list here) Get the staff there to analyze your stride and figure out what's best for you. The specifics of your stride and your feet will determine what is best for you, rather than what is best for strangers on the internet.

    For me, I have a very high, stable arch, and thus need a neutral running shoe. I've had good luck with Asics, which leave me much less sore after a run than any other running shoes I've tried in the past. Your mileage may vary.
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    Feb 01, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    Lot of good running shoes out there, but I have only worn Mizuno for the last several years, and have no intentions of switching.
  • 1man

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    Feb 01, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
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  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 03, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidMy actual recommendation: Go to a specialty running store. (You're in Royal Oak, where Hanson's Running Store has been consistently listed in the Top 50 Running Stores in the US by the Running Network. .


    yeah that one is up the street from me lol

    i should check it out!!!!!
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    Feb 03, 2010 7:13 AM GMT
    the choice is big.
    i'm on asics gt 2150 , but i used to also like the saucony omni series.
  • neon4u

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    Feb 04, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    It's important that you buy a shoe that not only fits your foot but that also accomodates your gait. Meaning buy the shoe that fits your stride. Generally, you need to buy a shoe that is termed "neutral" or "stability". Don't just buy what looks pretty this is far more important.
  • neon4u

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    Mar 30, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    I bought a pair of neutral Under Armour for $25... Great lookin shoe and not bad for running.
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Running shoes are not a "fashion statement".
    Running shoes need to be comfortable, functional and supportive of your feet. To get the correct fit go to a running shoe store that can do a Gait analysis of how your feet work and land when you are running or walking. I LIKE "FLEET FEET" http://www.fleetfeetsports.com/fitlosophy
    The Gait Analysis may be on a treadmill and may have a number of cameras at different angles aimed at your feet and lower legs. Most times this is in bare feet and is a fairly quick process. They will be able to tell you if you pronate, or supinate. Look at this site, it may help you get a better understanding and fit in your shoes and a few simple ways to check your feet out.. http://running.zappos.com/runningfitguide.zhtml

    When I run I like the BROOKS "Adrenaline GTS 10"...they work for me when I run. When I am walking or just kicking around I like the BROOKS "Addiction 8"....actually the only other make of running shoes I have ever bought since I found the Brooks fit for me, were a couple pairs of Saucony Men's ProGrid Xodus...these were the most AWESOME trail running shoes I have ever worn.....
    You will get your favorites and learn their strengths and weaknesses over time.....
    Good luck and have fun!
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    I just bought a pair of ASICS Nimbus 11 and they are pretty amazing. They score high up in ratings. Mizuno Wave are great too.
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    Air max 95 0r 97
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    I love my Glycerin 6's by Brooks. Bought the first pair after going to a runners shop two years ago. Amazingly light and just right for the odd way I pronate. I also find Saucony to be a good brand.

    However, as all have said above the best bet for your money and feet would be to go to a specialty store. They know how to fit the shoes to most benefit your run. Good luck!
  • tazzari

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    Mar 31, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    It is entirely a question of what shoe works for you:

    - Every brand has a slightly different last, so while Brad A may work well for me, it will kill your feet.
    - Every model is meant for something different. Do you run in the woods? inside? on the street? You've answered that one, so:

    Figure out what your needs are, then go to a good shoe store where they'll take the time to look at y walk/run, listen to what you need, and let you try several models. Typical mall outlets can't do this - find out where the real runners go.

    I'm sure people here will be able to recommend a good store in your area.

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    Mar 31, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    No brainer New Balance.... Made in America...For American feet..
    The higher the number the greater the stability. Nikes are too narrow
    and they spend all they're research money on jackasses like Tiger
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    Mar 31, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    Go to a running store, try on several pairs.
    Run down the isle in them, try different weights, flexibility and levels of stability.
    Stores like Sports Basement, REI or Lombardi Sports will have information about each shoe.

    The thing about running shoes is that they *are* like fashion in that every season a style of shoe, within each manufacturer changes. So the best you can do is get something close.

    If you have one nearby, go to a running shoe store where they can asses your gait and give you feed back. Knowing what you like/need in stability, flexibility and weight (and how to find it) is more important than the "brand".

    What running shoe works best for you is as individual as you are, invest the time and effort in finding a good pair each time so you don't end up jacking your knees, feet and back up. I have love affairs with my running shoes. I always have a pair just for running and my retired running shoe I use for the gym. They carry me through multiple marathons, triathlons and gym routines... my running shoes are my first and second loves.