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Old 03-02-2009, 11:02 AM
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what are good running/ work out shoes?

hi to you all that workout,

i currently work out in nike shox, but i've been told not to because they're "bad for your knees & give you shin splints?" my only issue is if i work out for too long, my little toes start to hurt. i'm not really a big runner, but i started to jog and plan to do more. i also do the elliptical and cycling. so i'd need something thats a good for running. all you runners out there, what do you wear. i have a sorta high arch.

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Old 03-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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^do you feel like they are bad for your knees and give you shin splints?

how you feel in the shoes is all that matters.

i have two pairs of running shoes that i alternate...new balance (i can't remember the number) and adidas adiprenes.

my mom wears asics and swears by them, but i didn't like them when i tried them on. running shoes are really individual in my opinion.

your best bet is to find a good local running store (not a foot locker, for example) and let them advise you on the best shoes for your alignment and running style.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:11 AM
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my knees hurt sometimes, but i haven't been working out long enough to really say its all because of the shoes. i figure since they bug my toes, perhaps i could invest in a good pair since i plan on running more. thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:22 AM
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These are absolutely great if you have problems with your knees and need a cushioning effect. They also stabilize your feet and you`ve a great hold in it!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:34 AM
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there's chain here called "feet first" (probably national or at least something similar where you are) where they help you pick a specific shoe for you foot and how you walk/run. i think they can be a bit pricey and i don't think you get much selection in terms of what you like best in colour for what works best for your foot, but if you're looking for a good shoe places like these come highly recommended. i've always heard bad things about nike for actual running shoes, but i don't work out so all my information is hearsay...
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:48 AM
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I have Asics and they are the only running shoes I have had that give me no problem whatsoever! I also reccommend going to a running store and having shoes fitted. If their price is too expensive, you could always find the same pair elsewhere.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:51 AM
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New Balance.

I am a little biased because they are the only shoe company that make running shoes wide enough for my feet.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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I used to run in Nikes and they hurt my little toe, too. Since getting into running more, I prefer Asics.

I agree with Sara though; if you're going to continue running, you ought to be fitted.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:29 PM
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When you go look for shoes, bring in your old shoes so they can see where the wear is. It will give an indication of where you need more foot support.
There are shoes for neutral, over and underpronation, so good running stores will hopefully give good advice. The Running Room has a good reputation, but they gave my sister wrong shoes and she developed knee problems corrected by orthotics and a chastising from her Physiotherapist for wearing footwear with the wrong support.

If your toes feel pinched, look for a shoe with a wider toebox.

I like Asics and Saucony for running.
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I've owned every brand of running shoe under the sun and I would have to say Asics are without question the most comfortable I've ever worn. Most Nike/Adidas have been the least comfortable of them all.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:57 PM
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And you should look for a store with spezialists and a treadmill or a parcour, where you can test the shoes. So you`re able to choose the most comfy ones for you. I buy nearly everything online..but definetely not my running shoes.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:27 PM
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Nike shoes have caused me multiple stress fractures. I stick with ASICS and Mizunos.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:35 PM
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nike = shite

Asics, New Balance, and the high end Adidas models are the best, IMO.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:40 PM
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I don't run on the ground, but I run on machines, and I have two pairs of Asics that I loooove
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM
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New Balance 991, 990, 992 etc..
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asics for sure!!! I run daily and those are the only shoes I wear. You said you have a high arch, which might mean you are an underpronator. You can take a quick test to see what type of pronator you are at this website: Your Foot Type?!?! - A Simple Test To Find Out | TheFinalSprint.com - Track & Field, Marathons, Racing News, Training Advice, Elite Athlete Blogs, Interviews, Podcasts, Videos and More!

If there is a Fleet Feet store near you, I would definitely check it out. Most of the people that work there are hard core runners themselves and know a lot about good shoes. Plus, they make you run around in the shoes before you buy them to ensure optimal fit/comfort.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:24 PM
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It depends on foot type as some have said above. I underpronate (feel roll out, higher arches, more wear on outside of foot and heel). I used to wear Asics or Mizunos all the time but I actually bought a pair of Nike BOWERMAN Air Pegasus 25's and with my superfeet Blue insole I have no issues. Nike shox aren't so great from what I hear. I stopped wearing them years ago. They are more fashion than function IMO.
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I wear Mizunos because they are the only ones narrow enough for my feet. My marathon/triathlon friends swear by Saucony. Asics and New Balance also got thumbs up.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:38 PM
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mizuno wave alchemy 6....sadly out of production but my fav. running shoe ever.
brooks and asics are next
nikes never fit my feet right.
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oh wow, you guys have been soooo great with the advice and tips. i'm trying out my sauconys- they have this awesome insert that makes them pretty comfy, but i'll probably go shoe shopping later this week.

thank you!!
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^yep, I have a pair of saucony's. I've also heard from many long distance runners that asics & mizunos are the way to go.
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Another vote for asics

If you're toes hurt maybe the shoes are too narrow in the front? Also - when I went to a specialist shop that fits shoes for running they suggested I wear a size bigger than my normal shoes for running as your feet tend to swell - I thought they were crazy but I used to get sore balls of my feet and I don't anymore maybe the shoes are just better!
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I have mizunos and they are the most comfortable running shoes I've ever had.
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definitely wear at least 1/2 size bigger than your usual shoe size, mizunos it's usually a whole size up.
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hi to you all that workout,

i currently work out in nike shox, but i've been told not to because they're "bad for your knees & give you shin splints?" my only issue is if i work out for too long, my little toes start to hurt. i'm not really a big runner, but i started to jog and plan to do more. i also do the elliptical and cycling. so i'd need something thats a good for running. all you runners out there, what do you wear. i have a sorta high arch.

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Maybe thats why I'm getting shin splits! I own a pair of Nike Shox and my shins hurt like hell ......
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