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Im searching for new running shoes. Please help


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Ok so I know you suppose to pick out the shoe based on the wear of your old runnng shoes. My shoes have wear on the out side of them. I dont know what that means at all. I have been looking at some nikes and adidas. I dont know if any of them are right for me. Also is it real important to get shoes with the shocks in the heal. I think their cool looking but not sure how beneficial they are.

Here are some shoes on my list.

http://www.footlocker.com/catalog/productdeta il/model_nbr--101024/sku--44948011/cm--GLOBAL %20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH/

http://www.footlocker.com/catalog/productdeta il/cm--Womens%3A%20Footwear%3A%20Sport%3A%20R unning/supercat--womens/model--94317~022641/m vpid--prod_tp~54408/sport--all/

http://www.footlocker.com/catalog/productdeta il/cm--Womens%3A%20Footwear%3A%20Sport%3A%20R unning/supercat--womens/model--104174~3777500 2/mvpid--prod_tp~54408/sport--all/

 

Those are just a few I was looking at. Can some one please guide me in the right direction

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The best advice I can give you...is to find a running store in your area.  They will watch you walk/run and advise you based on that.  The shoes will probably be in the same price range as the ones you have posted (ones I bought were cheaper).

Also take your old running shoes with you. 

Original Post by lilreenz:

The best advice I can give you...is to find a running store in your area.  They will watch you walk/run and advise you based on that.  The shoes will probably be in the same price range as the ones you have posted (ones I bought were cheaper).

Also take your old running shoes with you. 

I was going to suggest this exact same thing.

as above.

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/running-s hoe-guide-for-du.shtml

I used to run excessively, and I used this guide to help me choose.  I would definitely ask a sales associate, though, because they are usually trained to identify based off what you want and need.

I personally always went with New Balance - light, well-made sneakers that are amazing for running.  But comfort is one key; if they hurt when you walk, imagine how it'll feel when you run.  You need something that'll absorb the shock of your feet hitting the ground, and something that breathes too, so your feet don't sweat quite *as* badly.  =)

But anyway, Nike and Adidas do make, from what I understand, nicely made running shoes as well.  I'd just be sure to ask questions and make sure you test-wear your shoes carefully, thinking of the comfort. 

I have no idea anything about shox, sorry.  My friends used them for basketball and that's my only knowledge.

Good luck!

I agree with the above posters about getting a sales associate to watch you walk/run and then recommend shoes for your walking style. Usually running specific stores will provide this. (like "Running Room" in Canada).

In response to your other questino re: shocks - heel shock absorbers are not required features. It depends on how much impact you put on your heels when you walk too. You can also get good heel shock absorbancy without the weirdo looking 'springs' on the back.   Myself - I tend to be a heel striker and often land with all my weight on my heel - for me I really liked the Nike Shock style shoes - even though I thought they looked stupid! (It's nice to be the 'sample' size - I got a great pair cheap at an outlet store)

Shoes are very much an "each to their own" decision!

 

 

Thanks for the advice. From what I know there are no running stores around me and to be honest I dont trust the local Foot Lockers for advice. Well maybe there is some thing in the Modells by me. I forgot that they just put one up not long ago. I will try them. I kept hearing that new balance is a great brand I will be checking out some of those too. I think I saw a pair that have alot of mesh on them for breathing purposes. Im also being picky and only want black, gray, silver or white. Ya i know the look isnt important but to me it is but comfort is important to me also. I just dont want to end up with neon yellow shoes that feel super great but look awful.

EDIT: About the shocks I deff dont strike down on my heel hard. At the gym yesterday I was trying to concentrate on how I ran and I deff noticed Im mostly on the balls of my feet when running.

  1. you shouldn't even be thinking about brands at this point. 
  2. if you don't have a running store, you can do some research on line about your use, your feet, the type of shoe you need, etc. so that when you go into a store, you're not completely at the mercy of the sales person.
  3. the colour of your shoes isn't going to matter much if they ruin your knees and you have to take six months to recover.
  4. i like ugly shoes; it doesn't bother me so much when they get muddy Wink.

lol mud does fix every thing. ahaha. Yea I think I will check out that link above. Also I think on this other site that I found on the forums here they have actual specifications for running shoes.

Nike makes a great looking shoe but honestly, I do  not recommend them for ANY type of exercise . Nike, in general, are the most poorly made shoes on this planet.  I own numerous pairs and wear them only as a 'fashion' accessory, never when I workout.

Mizuno is my first choice for a running shoe.  Second is Asics. Solid, supportive, lightweight.  Whatever your needs are, they will have a shoe to fit that need.

Asics is another brand I read about on here. I will deff look into New Balance and Asics since those are the main choice on this site. I have noticed that not many people wear nike's or adidas.

 

i think i just fell in love with these asics at modell's. I deff do think I need the stability cause thinking about it I tend to lose my balance very easily, not where im going to fall over but Im like all over the place when running.

http://www.modells.com/product/index.jsp?prod uctId=2804699&page=2&view=all&s=A -StorePrice-MOD&cp=3201684.3201688.320230 9.3261660.2879033.1333128

my favourite trail shoes are adidas.  i also have salomon trail shoes and new balance road shoes, both of which i love.  like i said above, you should put brand names out of your head and look for the right shoe, not the right label.

http://www.modells.com/product/index.jsp?prod uctId=3195945&page=2&view=all&s=A -StorePrice-MOD&cp=3201684.3201688.320230 9.3261660.2879033.1333128

so i think i will be visiting Modells this friday when I get paid. I deff am in love with these mizuno's and the asics. We'll see which one feels better. There are also a pair of New Balance that have caught my eye. Their not stability though just cusion. Hope fully they have all 3 in store so I can try them on.

Ok I think Im going to try stability. I looked on this one site and it gives a great explanation on the different types of feel and which type of shoe to buy.

heres the link, it even has images to demonstrate.

http://www.therunningadvisor.com/running_shoe s.html

Most people need stability. Only 25% of people have a normal gait/stride. Over pronation, etc.  Majority of people wear wrong shoes when exercising [ie: wearing running shoes for cross training exercises, etc] and they also purchase for fashion, then they wonder why they live with shin splints, plantars faciitis, etc.

Best of luck!!!

ASICS!! They're the best around. Period. I have two different pairs of the Kayano-14s and they're seriously like the Bentley of running shoe. I have a pair of Nikes and concur that they're nice for the nike+ run option on my itouch, but I'd rather the Asics. If $$ isn't an issue, get the Kayanos. 

Original Post by bex34:

ASICS!! They're the best around. Period.

um, no.  they may well be the best for you, but they cannot possibly be the best for everyone.  we are not clones.

Um, granted we're not clones. Isn't this a forum? opinion based?

 

Gem86, I have dealt with plantar faciatis and the Asics have great support--the gel in the heels supports spectacularly. 

Original Post by bex34:

Um, granted we're not clones. Isn't this a forum? opinion based?

sure.  so phrase it as an opinion.  then you won't be stating a fact that is obviously wrong.

Original Post by tatjanaturtle:

Original Post by lilreenz:

The best advice I can give you...is to find a running store in your area.  They will watch you walk/run and advise you based on that.  The shoes will probably be in the same price range as the ones you have posted (ones I bought were cheaper).

Also take your old running shoes with you. 

I was going to suggest this exact same thing.

Ditto.  They will look at your running style, pronation, etc etc. and help you decide. (Personally I have been buying Asics Gel Kayano for years and won't switch - they are awesome for me and worth every penny.)

And, after you have a brand and style that you have run in and like, you can order the same ones cheaper through a running catalog. They are usually 10-25% cheaper than they are in stores. But first you need to have shoes that you know work for you and run in them for several months.

Original Post by amy_blue:

And, after you have a brand and style that you have run in and like, you can order the same ones cheaper through a running catalog. They are usually 10-25% cheaper than they are in stores. But first you need to have shoes that you know work for you and run in them for several months.

i'd go a step further; if you find one that you love, stock up, because it will probably be changed/discontinued after a year or two (don't buy too many, though, because your feet and your stride--not to mention your running habits--will likely change).

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