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Old 05-28-2008, 10:26 AM
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Shoes for running on the elliptical

ya, I know, sounds weird, but I have tried two different pairs of trainers lately on my elliptical, and in both my feet hurt after 20 minutes or so (and toes feel a little numb).
So- if you use an elliptical, what kind of shoes work for you?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:34 AM
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I know they are crap but I like the feel of Nike Shox on the Elliptical. I don't use my good running shoes for elliptical and the Shox are my only other pair so I wear those and they seem to work with SmartFeet blue insoles I purchased.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:35 AM
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I wear (New Balance) cross trainers. But occasionally I still get numb toes if I don't shift my foot from time to time or wiggle my toes.

It also happens when I haven't had a pedicure in a while and my toenails are slightly longer. They press really hard up against the front of the sneakers and cause my ouchies.
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My feet can go numb on the elliptical too from time to time if I'm watching tv and not paying attention to what I am doing. I try to shift my weight around and move my feet so they don't stay in one place for 45+ minutes. I also try to make sure my sneakers aren't too tight in the toe area. Space wise and shoelace tightened wise.
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I use New Balance trainers too. I switch up and go backwards sometimes to get circulation going again. I also find that increased incline helps because that way I'm not shoving my foot as much to the front of the foot pedal on each stride.
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Jenn,

Loosen up your shoe laces. That should help. I get numb when my laces are too tight.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:47 PM
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Thank you for the advice, guys. New Balance is the worst of the two pairs I tried (but then, they're almost ten years old ). I'll try loosening my shoe laces, and shifting my foot, stuff like that.
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I get a little bit of toe numbing on the elliptical too...I just shift my foot around because I'm too lazy to get insoles or whatnot for my crappy old New Balances (I got a really sweet new pair at TJ Maxx but am waiting until these finally crap out to break them in)
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I've found that if I put most of my weight through my heels, even if it's just for a few minutes, it helps get rid of some of the numbness. I usually just use my retired running shoes on the elliptical.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:49 AM
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i only wear nike shox, whether it's running or elliptical, and they work great for me.
and i have super flat feet (i put insoles in them too)
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My heels get wierd on the elliptical.

It is wierd, I can run like a rockstar, but the elliptical gets me out of breath and 15 minutes feels like an eternity on the cross country course setting!
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:48 AM
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I don't do the elliptical but I my new shoes

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^^ Wow, nice!!
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my sister is like a supah athlete and she swears by nike shox too

geebs, nice shoes!!
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I've found that if I put most of my weight through my heels, even if it's just for a few minutes, it helps get rid of some of the numbness. I usually just use my retired running shoes on the elliptical.
Mine get numb all the time too after about 20 min. I rock back onto heels too! Or just move feet around. I used to think I was completely doing something wrong until talking to alot of my friends... same issue.
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Ditto on the retired running shoes.

My last pair I sized up so I could get a bigger toe box since I have lost my big toe nail a couple times. As long as there is sufficient ankle support that my foot is not sliding around, I don't have any specific foot problems on the elliptical. You can also go backwards on it to work different muscles, and I push down on my heels for that.
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I don't have any recommendations, but a word of advice: Never run on the treadmill barefoot.
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LOL, shelley!

Jenn, exercise shoes have lifespans. It is recommended that you replace after 6 months or so. I didn't know that until I started running a long time ago and was researching shoes. I also recommend the Shox for the elliptical, but for running I wear the Saucony Stabil. Its a shoe for pronators or heavy runners--the former I am, the latter, I am not, but those are the only shoes I can run in and not get shin splints.

I agree with Vis, that your laces may be too tight!
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I know you aren't supposed to but I wear flip flops on the eliptical. Tennis shoes are not my friend. I hate them.
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LOL, shelley!

Jenn, exercise shoes have lifespans. It is recommended that you replace after 6 months or so. I didn't know that until I started running a long time ago and was researching shoes. I also recommend the Shox for the elliptical, but for running I wear the Saucony Stabil. Its a shoe for pronators or heavy runners--the former I am, the latter, I am not, but those are the only shoes I can run in and not get shin splints.

I agree with Vis, that your laces may be too tight!
Ya, I know they have lifespans, but doesn't that also depend on how often (or, err, how rarely ) you use them?
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I am still a old school fan of adidas TR .....and of the TR series I like TR8 the best, they have lasted the longest, and although I do not do the treadmill thing, I do run.....and wear the heck out of my shoes, and these always are the most comfortable at the end
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Saucony all the way!! I spend around 1/2 an hour on a elliptical each day and I feel fine after. The ones I have now are wayy overdue as well. I've had them for over 2 running seasons (cross country and track), they have over 100 miles on them, and they're still going. Oh and I trucked through them in the mud and just threw them in the wash after. They're the only running shoes that work for me. Everything else hurts!
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