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Old 10-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Running Shoes

I have to take a PE class starting next week that will involve a lot of running and I ripped the sole off my Nike's last night at the gym.

Time for some new shoes. I've been looking at some of the Nike Shox, but I'm more or less looking for a good pair of shoes.

I know it's a personal preference thing, but I'm curious as to what you wear for running. I have a budget of around $100 tops.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to a store where they'll measure your foot and watch you walk. We have the Running Room here in Canada. I was using Nike runners for a year and a bit and I always had bad cramps in my foot and quads. They hooked me up with some New Balance 840s and oh god what a difference. Cost me just under $200 though for just the shoes. The whole selection thing is free.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to a store where they'll measure your foot and watch you walk. We have the Running Room here in Canada. I was using Nike runners for a year and a bit and I always had bad cramps in my foot and quads. They hooked me up with some New Balance 840s and oh god what a difference. Cost me just under $200 though for just the shoes. The whole selection thing is free.
Best suggestion in regard to picking running shoes. Dick's, Sports Authority, etc have no idea, so find a local running store, get fit and run in comfort. I am a fan of New Balance as well because I need the extra width. I use the New Balance 860. Should be right around $100-$110. Plus New Balance are made in the USA.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I run every day and typically run between 60-80 miles per week. The last two pairs of shoes I've had have been ASICS GT-2170s. The pair before those were ASICS Gel-Kayano 18s, but I felt like I needed to take out a loan if I wanted to buy a new pair at $150/pair. The 2170s are similar to the Kayano, but don't break the bank, especially if you can find the older, year-end models.

The GT-2170s feel pretty good, although I don't have any type of unusual pronation. I do notice some tenderness in my knees after I've put more than 600 or 700 miles on them. However, I've been told that after 500 miles most running shoes don't have much cushion left in them.

I've also had good luck with New Balance and Saucony (Xterras!) in the past.

I've got a buddy who swears by his Vibrams, but, for me, they'd lead to knee pain almost immediately.

As mentioned above, hit up a running store and they'll take a look at how your foot lands when you run. They can then give you an idea of what type of shoe to purchase to correct for any sort of over- or -under pronation.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've got a buddy who swears by his Vibrams, but, for me, they'd lead to knee pain almost immediately.
At the distances you're running, that wouldn't surprise me. I love mine but, on pavement, I can't do anything longer than a 5K before my knees start to feel it. Fortunately, I never run farther than 5K...and that's only a couple of events per year.
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I was considering Vibrams actually, but I think* that I'm looking for a more traditional shoe at the moment.

I'm not really sure of any place that can measure my foot for a proper shoe, any ideas of a good place?
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I don't run nearly as much as you but I usually get asics.
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Kermit, hit up Running Wild in Pensacola. It's on Scenic just east of the Bayou Texar bridge (near Weatherford's). They do it...or, at least, they did two years ago when they set me up. Custom measurement and fit and out the door for around $100 even.
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