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Old 03-27-2008, 09:16 PM
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What kind of sneakers do you work out in?

So I just got some awesome new New Balance Cross Trainers for the gym. I do lots of cardio, fast walking on the treadmill, the elliptical, the arc and some light weight training. They were perfect! Yummy cushioning from the toe all the way thru the arch until the heel, PERFECT! I haven't found a good Nike or Adidas cross trainer yet. I really wanted some Avia Cross Trainers because I love Avia, but none of the ones Kohls had were comfy and I only buy my sneakers there because even though they are like one season old, they are 1/2 price.

My friend got some Nike Running shoes today, she does a similar workout to me, maybe a bit of light jogging on the treadmill, but she doesn't run and I think she could be shorting herself a better workout and hurting her feet.

What do you work out in? Do you find it matters when it really comes down to it?

And seriously, who throws a shoe, honestly?
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:30 PM
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I wear Saucony or Asics, but I run a lot and need to make sure I have the right support.
If you have flat feet or high arches, you need to ensure that you are picking the right shoes or your feet won't be striking the ground optimally...could cause problems in your feet, ankles, hips, even back as you shift to compensate.
I wear old runners for step class which is dumb, because they have no lateral support and I have recurring ankle problems from older injuries.
I feel like Nikes are more for looks, but I haven't worn them in a long time, so maybe they are better than I remember!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:45 PM
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I love my Asics, so sexy too!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:59 PM
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Asics and Nike shox. I play sports in my asics and work out in my shox. But I did just pick up a new pair of Adidas at DSW shoe outlet and I am in LOVE with them. VERY VERY comfortable. I think they are the Adidas version of shox because they have a bubbly like heel. I used to never wear Nike but once they came out with the shox I was a convert.

I always make sure that any shoes I am doing a lot of running or playing basketball in are never snug around the toes (actually sometimes I buy a half size up) because if they are, it is blister and funky toenail city because your toes keep banging up against the front as you start/stop etc.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:11 PM
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I have a couple pair of Nikes, 2 pair of Nike shox and 2 pairs of Adidas. I think it does matter because if my shoes aren't comfy, I am not going to have a good work out. Also, I need arch support. Skater shoes are the worst shoes I have attempted to work out in before.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:25 PM
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@Numero10: I know what you're talking about re: toenails...my big toe nail has fallen off 2.5x! First time it grew back the same, second time a little bumpy, and the last half-time, half of the nail "bubbled" up and peeled off, so it's basically totally mangled now. I got a shoe size up with a wide toebox after the first time, but I jam my feet into the toes a lot from sprinting/stopping in sports.
I love open-toed heels, so this is a little sad.

I haven't bought Nike since the pre-Shox market, so it's been a while. Last weekend I tried on some Nike running shoes, but my heels would slip out with each step while walking, so I can't imagine running in them! They weren't Shox though.
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I wear Mizunos for my narrow feet but my marathon/triathlon friends swear by Saucony. I know New Balance and Asics are really good for running too. I used to wear Nikes but after switching to Mizuno, I'd never go back. You can really feel a difference!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:58 PM
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Asics 2110! Duomax

I have Nike Shox too, but they hurt my flat feet
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:02 AM
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Asics Kayano-simply the best running shoe ever. They cost 130ish, but they are worth it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:20 AM
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i am currently rotating some new balances and adidas.

i am super fussy about mine. i'll spend like 2 hours at the running store testing out shoes on the treadmill.
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I currently have some new balances that I just randomly picked up at marshalls...I have a pair of pumas at home as well. What's the specific shoe you got...I might l ook for those since it's probably high time I get some new ones. I have wide, flat feet...not sure what kind of shoe I'd need for that.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:18 AM
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OMG, I threw my shoe at DH one time!!!!! NEVER thought anybody did that in real life, but he pissed me off so bad, walked away (which I HATE), and as the garage door was shutting/his car pulling into reverse, I guess the only outlet for my extreme anger was that I took of my flip flop and HURLED IT!

HA! The best part was it sailed right under the garage door like a frisbee, and then door shut! Perfect timing, and thank God, didn't hit him

It really did make me feel better
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:51 AM
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I currently have some new balances that I just randomly picked up at marshalls...I have a pair of pumas at home as well. What's the specific shoe you got...I might l ook for those since it's probably high time I get some new ones. I have wide, flat feet...not sure what kind of shoe I'd need for that.
You probably overpronate so you might want to invest in some orthotics (which can be transferred between different shoes and boots). Custom-designed is best, because off-the-shelf ones can sometimes do more harm than good, but they are pricey! I got off-the-shelf Birkenstock ones from my chiropractor to help support an injury, and he offered a return policy if it didn't provide the right support. I noticed an immediate difference and was able to strengthen supporting muscles instead of hobbling in pain after 5 min of fast walking, and was able to accelerate my recovery.
If having the wrong shoes keeps you from being active because they cause pain and discomfort, then it's definitely worth looking into!
Here's a brief description. Here's another.
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I workout in Nike Impax III. I love them.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:16 PM
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i throw shoes all the time. very effective, especially when it's a 4-inch heel LOL

IMO, nike's are really the most poorly made of the group.

i would recommend asics, nb, adidas, and saucony. if you like the cushioning, try saucony.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:15 PM
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lol. i throw shoes all the time... and watever else is lying within reach. good thing both me and the bf have bad aim

i love my newbalances, i run on the treadmill in them and do a lot of kickboxing/cardio type stuff. I get them from marshalls for like $30 everytime I see them, so I always have a new pair for when they run out. i get the cross-trainer kind with the 'abzorb' heel; i hairline fractured my heel years ago and always had problems running on concrete (i run to and from the gym) until i found these. they are perfect, no pain and cute.
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Mostly Saucony. I also have a pair of New Balance that I got at TJ Maxx, but I don't like them as well as a previous pair of NB I owned.
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You probably overpronate so you might want to invest in some orthotics (which can be transferred between different shoes and boots). Custom-designed is best, because off-the-shelf ones can sometimes do more harm than good, but they are pricey! I got off-the-shelf Birkenstock ones from my chiropractor to help support an injury, and he offered a return policy if it didn't provide the right support. I noticed an immediate difference and was able to strengthen supporting muscles instead of hobbling in pain after 5 min of fast walking, and was able to accelerate my recovery.
If having the wrong shoes keeps you from being active because they cause pain and discomfort, then it's definitely worth looking into!
Here's a brief description. Here's another.
hmmm...I actually think I might be an underpronator! If you look at the heels of all my shoes, they're a lot more worn on the outside than the inside (I basically wore the heels of one pair of boots all to s*** because they had like a 30 degree angle slant after awhile)...but I do have flat feet, like just about everyone on my dad's side of the family. hmmmmmmmm.
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Asics Gel Kayanos are the best for running I think...I Asics though.
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i throw shoes all the time. very effective, especially when it's a 4-inch heel LOL

IMO, nike's are really the most poorly made of the group.

i would recommend asics, nb, adidas, and saucony. if you like the cushioning, try saucony.
ITA. IMO, Nike's used to be good shoes, but they figured out people were going to buy them regardless and the quality has gone down. I swore by the shox for the first few years, but last time I went to get new shoes, all the shox had a poor fit and felt horrible. On the salesman's recommendation I went w/ Mizuno and I love them.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:22 PM
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Totally LOVE adidas adistar cushion 6 for running. Super comfortable. They retail for $120.

asics do funny things to my knees. I can't wear those.
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Asics Kayano-simply the best running shoe ever. They cost 130ish, but they are worth it.
Asics Kayano all the way! I do lots of running, and I tend to over pronate a bit so I need the support/stabilization, well, that and the addition of inserts . I used to wear Nike & Adidas, but the stabilization wasn't very good and I ended up in one of those HUGE plastic/foam booties, hobbling like a dork, for 3 months. You know...you can sometimes get the Kayanos at Nordstrom Rack for $80.
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Sigh...I spend a lot of time at Road Runner sports (southern california locations) testing pairs and I still have to go back and exchange after a run. However, their website is AWESOME and you can find a lot out about waht type of foot you have and what you may need from their site.

My feet supinate (roll out) and I wear SUPERFEET blue inserts (life savers...I dont know what I would do without these inserts!!). I really love the Saucony ProGrid Triumph 4 but they discontinued it...so now I am on search for a new pair. The Triumph 5 is lighter and they cut back on the cushioning so its not as soft a "ride". ANyhow...Im trying some New Balances tomorrow (the 1062) and we'll see how those go.

Def. hit up a running store and see how your foot strikes the ground if you are serious about running, this makes all the difference. I am training for a half-marathon in October...right now I run about 15-20 miles a week and Turbo Jam the other days and one night of Pilates.

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